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
Representative Paul Donato, Commonwealth of MA State Representative
David Gordon, Westborough Public Schools
Michael McCurdy, Brookline Bancorp, Inc.
Colleen Moran, Mass General Brigham
Senior Staff Members
Coleman Nee, Chief Executive Officer
Coleman has led Triangle, Inc. as CEO since 2016. Prior to coming to Triangle, he 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 27 years of governmental, not-for-profit and private-sector management experience. Coleman is committed to human services and civic engagement. He believes strongly in fostering inclusion for all 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 his furry kids Hurley and Roo can be found on a trail or campsite far away from Wi-Fi or cell phone signals.
Travis Dion, Director of Autism Services
As Director of Autism Services, Travis comes to Triangle with a range of professional experiences as both a Program Director and Direct Support Professional during his studies to receive his Master’s in Special Education. A collegiate internship while at Endicott College shifted his professional focus to work with youth and adults on the Autism Spectrum and helped shape his career. With 4 years at Bridgewell as a Program Director of an Autism Day Habilitation Facility, Travis’ leverages his experience working with participants, employees and families, as well as his passion, to provide the best supports and education possible for those on the Spectrum within Triangle’s Day Services. In his spare time, Travis is a diehard New England sports fan and enjoys getting outdoors with his wife as well as spending as much time as possible with family, particularly his nieces and nephews.
Shantal Giordano, Human Resources Director
Shantal has been at Triangle for five and a half years and has held many positions, including Community Coordinator, Employment Specialist, Program Coordinator, Site Manager, and HR Generalist (Recruitment and Training). As the Human Resources Director, Shantal and her team are responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring comprehensive HR strategies that create a diverse, respectful, welcoming, and inclusive work environment for all employees, as well as acting to support the human factor in the company by devising strategies for performance evaluation, staffing, training and development, and overseeing all HR initiatives, systems, and tactics. Shantal loves spending her weekends with her family exploring, shopping, and watching Bluey.
Corey Grant, Director of Workforce Development
Corey Grant has been with Triangle for 7 years, and has held many positions, including Community Coordinator, Employment Specialist, and Associate Director of Workforce Development, among others. As Director of Workforce Development, Corey and his team work to provide high school students training and exposure so they can move on from high school and join the workforce as part of their Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) program. Through the department’s Competitive Integrative Employment Services (CIES) work, the team connects adults to jobs, supports adults in advancing in their careers, and helps adults to maintain employment.
Corey insists that the key to quality service is to provide consistent support, challenge, and opportunity, while focusing on the individual and maintaining a solution-focused mindset. He is fueled by his passion for understanding the challenges individuals with disabilities face and ensuring they have opportunities and experiences that enable growth and achievement.
John Kaiser, Chief of Advancement & Communications
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, son, 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 and Chief Operating 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.
Brittany Mendez, Director of Transitions and Community Services
Brittany has been with Triangle for five years, and has held many positions, including Community Coordinator, Program Coordinator, Site Manager, and Director of Transitions and Community Services. As Director of Transitions and Community Services, Brittany and her team are responsible for our three community-based day program sites in Malden, Salem, and Randolph, where they work with over 200 participants. They provide a variety of programming, including supported employment, independent living and financial skills, travel training, and getting out in the community. Brittany loves spending her weekends with her husband and son while they relax, shop or go out to eat.
Janice Philpot, Chief of Workforce Initiatives
Janice is responsible for all of our Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and school-funded vocational training programs, as well as our two testing sites in Salem and Malden. She is also working to expand Workforce Development programs and services (including testing) within existing areas of operations and to new geographic territories in Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, in accordance with our organizational strategic plan developed by our Board and leadership. This will include new avenues of vocational offerings and training programs to bolster our growing reach into this market and provide more persons with disabilities grater choices for careers and economic empowerment.
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
As Chief Integrity Officer, Melissa oversees Triangle’s Clinical and Quality Assurance departments, as well as assisting in managing organizational projects. Melissa’s vision of support emphasizes the importance of collaboration through an interdisciplinary approach. She has a BA in psychology with a concentration in children and youth, and a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Pennsylvania State University. Melissa has worked in the human services field for over 15 years and has a true passion for service and giving back to others. She enjoys spending time outdoors on the beach, hiking, and exploring the history of MA.
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!