Dr. John P. Barrett is the founder and chair of the board of trustees of the Barrett Family Foundation. With a decades-long background of leadership in business, medicine, and philanthropy he defines its strategy. His philanthropic vision focuses on advocacy, retention and increased pay for exceptional teachers.
Dr. Barrett holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Scranton, and a Doctor of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College. He completed the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in orthopedic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Upon finishing his residency, he served in the U.S. Air Force before moving to Clearwater, Florida, to join a private practice.
Shortly thereafter, his entrepreneurship began when he founded the Florida Knee and Orthopedic Center, and later, the Arthritis Research Institute of America, and the Aging & Wellness Institute. Other ventures include JB Management, Barrett Family Partnership 1 (BFP1) and Barrett Family Partnership 3 (BFP3)
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Dr. Barrett resides in Clearwater, Florida, with his wife Erika. When he isn’t traveling abroad, he enjoys golf, classical music, and coin collecting.
Brian C. Barrett serves as executive director and trustee of the Barrett Family Foundation. Since it's inception in 2013, Brian has worked with his father - founder John P. Barrett - to develop and implement his vision to champion exceptional high school math and science teachers. Brian spearheads teacher and community outreach, the application process, planning of the annual event, and notification of awardees.
Previously, Brian served as a combat medic in the U.S. Army and is a Gulf War veteran.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Brian resides in Seminole, Florida, with his wife Jennifer and their two children, Devyn and Brian Jr. When Brian isn't advocating for teachers, he mentors veterans transitioning back into civilian life.