Michael is our Executive Director and Board Chair. He is one of the original founders of both the Specracare Corporation and of our foundation. He has had an extensive career in project and senior executive management in both the public and private sectors. He specialized in workforce and employee development, economic development and community development. He has worked for large publically traded companies, large municipal government and NGO’s and small to medium companies and NPO’s. He more recently left healthcare consulting on a full-time basis to pursue a Ph.D. in Public Affairs at Rutgers University – Camden, where he past also served as a board member and continues to serve as a university senator for the graduate school. He sits on numerous other community-based boards and has been a member of Rotary International for 30 years. He has a passion for community service, human development, all our focused causes and also the hard sciences, especially physics, aviation, biology, astronomy and astronautics. He and his wife are raising eight shelter cats, two of whom are blind.
Don is a second generation financial advisor with more than 30 years of industry experience. He is an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor through the College for Financial Planning and Wharton Business School. Besides being a father of triplets, who enjoy going for motorcycle rides, he is also a Past Master in the Freemasons.
Marisa has spent the past 16 years working for Fortune 500 Healthcare Manufacturing and Software companies to help improve processes, technology, drive change and help find innovative ways to make life easier for her customers. In this industry, it is very common to learn how someone’s loss propelled them into action to achieve a dream. Losing her mother in 2010 to Leukemia had a huge impact.Marisa watched as her mother suffered until the day she passed in the hospital. This was against her mothers wishes — She wanted to be home. Marisa also watched her home-bound grandmother struggle to find a way to stay connected to her family as well as the outside world with so many caught up in their busy lives. Between her own experiences and those that shared similar experiences, Marisa began to have a deep desire to do something more and find a way to assist those that had the same needs. Marisa is passionate about learning how to better service the home-bound and disabled.