Triangle, Inc. is fortunate to have dedicated leaders that enable us to achieve our mission. Our Board of Directors and senior staff members are passionate about inclusion and opportunity for people with ability.
board of directors
President: Mike McCurdy, Brookline Bancorp, Inc.
Vice President: Jessica Black, Community Partner
Treasurer: Michael Moran, CFG Brokerage Network
Clerk: Frank Dipietro, State Street Corporation
Jim Beatrice, Retired, The TJX Companies, Inc.
Rep. Paul Donato, MA House of Representatives
Lesli Gilbert, Clarks Americas
Cara Hesse, Community Partner
Herb Landsman, HomeGoods
Robert Miller, Community Partner
John Pereira, Combined Properties
senior staff members
Coleman Nee, Chief Executive Officer
Coleman came to Triangle, Inc. in 2016 and previously served as Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans’ Services from 2010 to 2015. A Boston native and graduate of American University in Washington D.C., Coleman has over 20 years of governmental, not-for-profit and private-sector management experience. Coleman is committed to human services and civic engagement. He has created public-service delivery models and initiatives that are nationally recognized and has a deep appreciation for the power of teamwork and community to affect positive change. When not in the office or volunteering, Coleman, Karyn, Jack, Kate and the world’s best Labrador Retriever, Hurley, can be found on a trail or campsite far away from Wi-Fi or cell phone signals.
Michael Mastascusa, Chief Financial Officer
Mike is a Certified Public Accountant and has an MBA from Babson College. Mike is passionate about teaching our organization the practices of fiscal responsibility so that we can continue to invest in exponentially valuable initiatives like EPIC. Mike is a proud husband and father of four who resides in North Reading and spends many of his weekends refereeing or watching basketball.
Jeff has a Masters in Divinity studies and has been a proud member of the Triangle, Inc. team for 9 years. Every month, the Department of Labor reports that 80% of Americans with disabilities are disengaged from the workforce and only 20% are working. Jeff believes that employment is key to a successful life and he will not rest until those figures are reversed. Although Jeff and his family live on the North Shore, he is proud that his kids are passionate citizens of Cardinals, not Red Sox, Nation.
Debbie has been working at Triangle, Inc. for over 20 years. Before working here, she graduated from Suffolk University and owned her own business. Though this experience, she saw the need to connect individuals with disabilities to work opportunities, allowing these individuals to start careers for themselves while satisfying employer demands. Debbie began at Triangle, Inc. as an Employment Specialist providing a wide range of career services to participants. She is passionately committed to making job placements, furthering career development, and building supported group employment opportunities in the community. When not working, Debbie spends time with her granddaughters, her family, and with her baby—her dog Bailey.
Meg Stone, IMPACT Executive Director, Project Director of IMPACT:Ability
IMPACT is a nationally recognized self-defense program for people of all abilities. IMPACT:Ability is an abuse prevention program for people with disabilities that was supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In this capacity, Meg leads the organizational abuse prevention efforts of Triangle, Inc. Meg is a member of the Massachusetts State Sexual Violence Prevention Team, and the chair of the Team’s Developmental Disabilities subcommittee. Meg’s writing about abuse-related issues has been published in the Washington Post, Ms., WBUR’s Cognoscenti, the Huffington Post, and the Patriot Ledger. Meg loves musicals and knows the words to a surprising number of show tunes.
Drew Warren, Director of Residential Services
Drew is an enthusiastic leader with considerable knowledge of social work and residential services. He has a long history of experience and a strong track record of delivering exceptional results for both participants and employees. Before coming to work at Triangle, Inc., Drew spent 14 years with The May Institute in a vast array of residential service positions. He has also worked with Clinical Solutions as a QUEST Consultant. Drew holds a Master of Science Degree in Elder Care Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Human Services. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Drew loves the outdoors, especially hiking and skiing with his family. He recently climbed Mount Washington with his 9-year-old daughter, something everyone in his family does at the age of nine!
Janice Grassia, Director of Human Resources
Janice is an accomplished professional with over 17 years of experience in the Human Resources field. Her areas of responsibility include recruitment and staffing, performance management, employee relations policies, and strategies as well as benefits, compensation, and learning and development. Janice holds a BS in Fashion Merchandising/Retail Technology and a BS in Secondary Education/Distributive & Business Education. She also holds a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston. When not at work, Janice loves to visit Cape Cod and watch the Boston Bruins with her best friend Zamboni, her black Labrador Retriever.
Jeff Lafata, EPIC Executive Director
Jeff founded EPIC in 2011 to address the growing need for transition-age youth with disabilities to develop their leadership skills and become more active in their communities. With a lifelong passion for social justice and community service, Jeff began his career in the fall of 1999 as an AmeriCorps Member at City Year Boston working in a special education classroom in Roxbury. Since that time, Jeff has devoted his career to working within the disability community in varied settings: classrooms, community organizations, residential programs, and vocational environments. Jeff enjoys volunteering for various organizations throughout Boston and taking weekend road trips to explore New England.