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: Michael Moran, CFG Brokerage Network
Vice President: Rachel Kaprielian, McDonald’s Corporation
Treasurer: Robert Perry, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Clerk: Mark DeOliveira, The TJX Companies, Inc.
Jessica Black, Community Partner
Richard Curtis, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Representative Paul Donato, Commonwealth of MA State Representative
Mike McCurdy, Brookline Bancorp, Inc.
Colleen Moran, Mass General Brigham
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.
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 spend time on Nantucket and visit her favorite part of Cape Cod, Famouth. She is a season ticket holder for the Boston Bruins (go Bruins!), and loves spending time with her best friend and most lovable black Labrador Retriever, Bramble.
John Kaiser, Chief Development Officer
John has more than 10 years of development experience with several Boston-based non-profits and is eager to engage Triangle, Inc.’s longstanding partners and donors while developing new philanthropic initiatives that will support the organization’s incredibly effective and innovative work. As a proud native of Wisconsin, John is a shareholder in the Green Bay Packers— although he has since switched his other sports allegiances to the Celtics and Red Sox. John enjoys cooking and barbecuing, homebrewing, reading at least two newspapers every Sunday, and spending time with his wife and their dog, Lenny. John holds a BA in Print Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Jeff Lafata-Hernandez, 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. He’s worked in 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.
Michael Mastascusa, Chief Financial Officer
Mike is a Certified Public Accountant and has an MBA from Babson College. He 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.
Janice Philpot, Director of Workforce Development
Janice will be charged with the development of strategic community partnerships; working collaboratively with contractors and community organizations to enhance services and align referral partnerships; and creating programs to meet community needs. Janice joins Triangle, Inc. from The WorkPlace, where she oversaw the organization’s efforts to connect job seekers and employers. Previous roles with Somerville Public Schools include as Supervisor for the Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences (SCALE) and Somerville Evening School. She also served as the Director of Adult and Community Education for the Brookline School System and has experience as a Special Education Teacher. Janice holds a BA in Economics from Barnard College, Columbia University, a Masters in Special Education from Lesley College and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Leadership from Harvard University.
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.
Melissa Strout, Chief Integrity Officer
Melissa has a BA in Psychology and received her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Pennsylvania State University. She has been working with the disability community for over ten years and has gained a passion for service, which she brought with her to Triangle, Inc. when she started as the Manager of Clinical Supports in 2017. In that role, she implemented universal systems across the organization to better serve our participants, including Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS) and clinical supports for our diverse community. As Director of Compliance and Integrity, the vision and passion she brings to her work impacts all of the individuals we serve daily. Originally from Virginia, Melissa likes to relax outdoors on the beach and has come to love Massachusetts, saying, “I’m a good ole southern girl with New England flare!”
Drew Warren, Chief Program Officer
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!