“While there are many motivating factors that underpin a leaders thoughts and actions, nothing is intrinsically more pure, and more inspiring than the call to serve. The dedication and commitment required to be a true servant leader requires a level of personal sacrifice that can only be instilled by a passionate belief in a greater good – something beyond one’s self.”
— Mike Myatt

Corporate Directors & Officers

  MaryAnne Haines   Founder/President Emeritus  Since 1985

MaryAnne Haines

Founder/President Emeritus

Since 1985

Nick Gentile

Board President

Since 1990

  Joe Mascia   Executive Director  Since 1987

Joe Mascia

Executive Director

Since 1987


Joe Steele

Corporate Secretary

Since 1990

  Paul Rocheleau   Corporate Treasurer  Since 2009

Paul Rocheleau

Corporate Treasurer

Since 2009

  Paul D'Addabbo   Corporate Director  Since 1997

Paul D'Addabbo

Corporate Director

Since 1997


  Doreen Elizabeth Mascia

Doreen Elizabeth Mascia

  Our Inspiration, Since 1967

Our Inspiration, Since 1967

This organization is especially thankful to God — for Doreen’s bright light has been amazingly contagious. It has opened doors of hope for many people; and has truly brought passionate purpose and distinct color to each of our lives!

Administration & Management

  Tom Salvador   Director of Operations  Since 1992

Tom Salvador

Director of Operations

Since 1992

  Carrie Kelly   Director of Staffing & Human Resources  Since 2014

Carrie Kelly

Director of Staffing & Human Resources

Since 2014

  Jen Barbieri      Director of Community Services  Since 2008

Jen Barbieri

Director of Community Services

Since 2008


  Gloria Guerrera   Administrative Services Coordinator  Since 1995

Gloria Guerrera

Administrative Services Coordinator

Since 1995

  Diane Bailey   Accounting & Payroll Coordinator  Since 2008

Diane Bailey

Accounting & Payroll Coordinator

Since 2008

  Hope Valiska   Business Administrator  Since 2018

Hope Valiska

Business Administrator

Since 2018


Nursing & Clinical Services

  Nancy Augelli, RN   Director of Nursing & Clinical Services  Since 1998

Nancy Augelli, RN

Director of Nursing & Clinical Services

Since 1998

  Marianne Sargent, RN   Nursing Care Manager  Since 2016

Marianne Sargent, RN

Nursing Care Manager

Since 2016

  Donna Adduci, RN   Nursing Care Manager  Since 2016

Donna Adduci, RN

Nursing Care Manager

Since 2016


Program Services

Stefanie Bradley

Program Services Director

Since 2015

  Michael D'Avino   Program Resources Director  Since 2014

Michael D'Avino

Program Resources Director

Since 2014

  Dori Hallaway   Program Quality Director  Since 2001

Dori Hallaway

Program Quality Director

Since 2001

  Angel Ortiz   Program Operations Director  Since 2009

Angel Ortiz

Program Operations Director

Since 2009


Special Acknowledgement & Tribute

The GIL Board would like to thank MaryAnne Haines for her resolve and tenacious spirit; and also her special daughter Doreen Mascia for allowing us access to her life as a conduit of love and hope for so many others. GIL Foundation would not have been possible without the God given gifts of Doreen and MaryAnne. MaryAnne spearheaded the fabric and framework of the GIL Foundation. Inspired by her daughter, on the cutting edge of community integration for individuals with disabilities, she founded the organization “Grounded In Love” as a local nonprofit in 1985. When she discovered the absence of local day programs available to serve her daughter with autism, she sought to find a solution. Initially, GIL was established with the primary focus of providing structured summer and weekend activity programs for local youth and teens with autism and developmental disabilities. Since that time, GIL has grown exponentially to become a full service, top tier provider of comprehensive programs and supports for individuals with diverse disabilities. MaryAnne laid that groundwork and continues to maintain an emeritus role with the organization. The GIL Board therefore wishes to acknowledge MaryAnne’s keen foresight, determination, and courage. Her love for her daughter provided the vision for more than three decades of dedicated nonprofit community service. This organization is especially thankful to God - for Doreen's bright light has been amazingly contagious. It has opened doors of hope for many people; and has truly brought passionate purpose and distinct color to each of our lives.