It's Good for the Mind.
Mighty Meredith Project
Board of Directors
Meredith Casey - Founder
Meredith is reason for the existence of the Mighty Meredith Project. In an effort to create a new normal, one of her many physicians encouraged Meredith to get involved with something that would help replace what she had lost in terms of her participation in contact sports/activities, and to help with the associated psychological impact of having a chronic medical condition. Therefore, after several months of discussing the purpose and potential charitable offerings, the Mighty Meredith Project was born.
Today, Meredith is a proud 7th grader at the North Reading Middle School - Home of the Hornets. She is the middle child of three girls and makes people aware all the time she is the "Middle Child". She loves everything pink, and if "sparkle" were a color it would be her favorite; hence the name of the family's two cats: "Shimmer" and "Sparkle". She has an incredible fashion sense and just loves to shop, making Paris her ideal travel destination. In addition to her love for everything "pink and sparkle", Meredith is an avid dancer, a great artist, an amazing baker, and loves to go on family vacations - especially the beach. Most of all, she is forever thankful for her friends and family who have been, and continue to be by her side through this journey.
Stacey Moda - President
Stacey Moda is the Director of Administration at the global law firm of Latham and Watkins, Boston office. Stacey has over 20 years of experience in the legal field, with comprehensive experience in law firm management, human resources, strategic planning, finance management, and project management. Prior to the commencement of her career in law firm administration, Stacey had a career in producing, judging and leading pageants across New England and was the winner of Miss Vermont early in her career brining her to the national stage. During this time she held a philanthropic platform with the American Red Cross. Stacey holds a BA in Communications and a Master’s Certificate in Human Resource Management.
In addition to her role of the Director of Administration, Latham and Watkins have has provided the opportunity to fulfill Stacey’s spirit of volunteerism whereby she participates in many annual charitable events to include Lawyers Have Heart Race, clothing drives, holiday gift drives, More Than Words Books, Cradle for Crayons, and volunteering her time in soup kitchens with her New York City colleagues. Additionally, suicide education and prevention are causes held dearly to Stacey; whereby she has geared her philanthropic efforts over the years in raising several thousand dollars for the “Overnight Walk” to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Stacey also has a crazy love for all animals.
Her two mantras in life are: “Never judge someone as you do not know what they are going through.” And, “Live your dash.”
Peter Soule - Vice President
As a global leader with 25+ years of broad based domestic and international HR experience in public organizations and privately held organizations. He has held senior and heads of HR roles in multiple industries, world-wide (APAC, Americas, EMEA), including consumer products, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, distribution and retail industries, at Textron, The Gillette Company, State Street, The Hanover Insurance Group, BJ’s Wholesale Club, and Velcro Industries. Peter received a BA in Sociology from Hartwick College in New York and a Master Degree in Comparative Labor History from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England. Peter is currently a Business Transformation Executive supporting the North American SAP SuccessFactors HR Cloud Sales team for the East region.
Through Peter’s HR career with multi-national companies, Peter has had the opportunity to live in Boston, Los Angeles and Orange County, California, Istanbul, London, Madrid and Milan. He now resides in Boston, MA. Peter is involved in the Cambodia Children’s Fund (CCF) in Phnom Penh where he and his family sponsor two Cambodian children, providing them with education, healthcare and food for them and their families. In his spare time Peter loves to travel the world; Paris, Istanbul, and Nantucket Island being his favorite places to visit.
Marina Gallotto - Treasurer
Marina Gallotto is a Senior Analyst with DellEMC Global Business Operations Go to Market Enterprise Sales Planning. A “third year” in a three-year leadership development program, Marina has served DellEMC in many different aspects of the Sales Operations group, including Global Pricing and Professional Service. Outside of her “day job” at DellEMC, Marina is the leader of the Leadership Development Committee Task Force. The LDP Task Force engages members across all of Dell’s various leadership development programs, including Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain, Engineering, and IT. The Task Force is primarily responsible for putting together a semiannual newsletter, networking events, and executive speaker sessions. Marina holds a BS in Finance from Bentley, and is currently pursuing her MBA back at Bentley.
While completing her undergraduate studies at Bentley, Marina had the opportunity to study abroad in Barcelona, Spain. She was able to travel to several other countries, including Hungary, Czech Republic, and Austria. This sparked her love of travel and she is eager to get back to Europe as soon as she can. When not in Europe, Marina enjoys spending time near the water (lake or ocean) and tries to get to her family’s home in Maine as often as possible. After two years of commuting to and from Hopkinton, MA, Marina has recently moved into the South End neighborhood of Boston. She is the oldest of three girls, all of whom grew up dancing and singing on Duane Drive. Marina enjoys to read, run, and practice yoga in her spare time.
Patti Lemone - Secretary
Patti Lemone has been a stay at home mom for 14 years. Besides the ongoing challenging task of raising three wonderful girls she stays very busy volunteering at her kid’s school. From being a girl scout troop leader, a co-chairperson for some of the school’s activities to overnight field trips, can drives, coat drives, animal shelter visits, pond excursions as well as helping in the classroom, the library, “Understanding Disabilities” lessons and much more. Patti really enjoys being a part of her kid’s school community and is passionate about her girls.
In between becoming a full-time mother and graduating with a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Patti had a successful career in Sales where she held a variety of roles at Enterprise Rent A Car, Safelite Auto Glass and GE Capital. Her career began with managing a rental car branch with responsibilities that ranged from profit/loss statements to sales and marketing. After a few years of management, she realized that she loved the sales and marketing side of the business more than anything. She enjoyed developing marketing strategies to promote her company by organizing events such as golf tournaments, casino nights, holiday theme parties and softball/volleyball games to name a few. She was consistently developing strong sustainable relationship with clients.
Peter Casey - Director
A global finance and accounting leader, Peter has a proven track record of leadership across a broad range of finance and accounting specialties including financial reporting and analysis, regulatory reporting, internal controls, process improvement, and close and reporting acceleration projects. He has held positions at KPMG, Cabot Corporation and most recently holds the position of Vice President, Finance at Wellington Management, Inc. Peter holds a Bachelors in Accounting from Merrimack College and received his Master’s in Business Administration from Boston College. Peter also holds a CPA certification.