Petrosino Personal Well Being Foundation

208 East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44310
(330) 929-0613

About Us

The courage to begin is the first step towards change and freedom. That's what our foundation is about: the courage to begin... to change... and claim your freedom.

Change is a difficult proposition for most of us, but it is not something that has to be done alone. PWF was established for the very purpose of helping to promote positive change in the lives of others by providing counseling, mentoring, life skills coaching and self protection training. From the inside out, our program encourages character development, personal growth, goal setting, self confidence, raises self esteem and more.


Our Mission

Our mission is to assist victims of violent crimes by restoring dignity, confidence and a sense of wellbeing while promoting personal, civic and moral values through education, counseling and encouragement.

This corporation is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, such as operating a school for children and adults aimed at educating, encouraging and empowering said individuals to promote their overall physical and mental well being. To foster positive personal civic and moral values and to concentrate on improving total overall health and well being. Further, to develop knowledge and skills for personal protection and such other purposes consistent with those set forth herein as the Board of Directors directs.


Our Board of Directors

Pam Petrosino, CEO
Al Petrosino, Jr., Vice President
Attorney Gregg Manes, Treasurer
Marcus Calvert, Secretary
Dakota Creekmore
Shane Creekmore
Michelle Ruddle

Director of Training: Al Petrosino, Sr.


The Petrosinos

Pam Petrosino


Al Petrosino

Pam Petrosino is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Petrosino Wellbeing Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting women and children who have been victimized by violent crime.

Pam and husband Al are lifelong residents of the Akron, Ohio area. The similarity in their backgrounds doesn’t stop there. Both had parents who were skilled, knowledgeable entrepreneurs and who instilled a commitment to community and helping others.

Pam founded the Petrosino Personal Protection and Wellness Center, Inc. She is an alternative holistic practitioner, offers massage, therapeutic touch, reiki, craniosacral & alternative psychology in her practice. She is a Certified Personal Women’s Safety Instructor, and a Martial Arts Instructor. She is a life member of the M.I.N.D.S Association and also conducts safety programs for the Akron Board of Education After School Programs.


Al Petrosino is the founder of the Petrosino Personal Protection Training System. Al developed, and then patented Street Protect Principle ™. He is a certified instructor in a number of the martial arts, including Moo Duk Kwan and Yoshitsune Ju-Jutsu. He has been recognized with a host of awards for his martial arts acumen, including the USA Self Defense Champion from 1993-1997. Al is a Certified Executive Protection Specialist for the International Training Council, and has been trained in Counter Terrorist tactics as well as Rape Prevention and Drug Awareness. Al is also is affiliated with National Security, I.D. #1496 for Missing and Exploited Children in the State of Ohio. Al has been Inducted into the Summit County Hall of Fame in 2003 and Who’s Who in 2004.


If you would like more information about the Foundation, please contact us.