Founder

John Morelli is a seasoned business professional with a wealth of managerial and leadership positions to his credit. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Mr. Morelli is particularly strong in the areas of distribution and supply chain logistics. Both of these concentrations bring with them a strong project management component that will be invaluable to The Transplant Foundation of New England. In addition to being strong in the distribution and supply chain, Mr. Morelli has also developed an exceptional customer service orientation. In each of his career stops, which included The Red Cross Blood Service of New England, Mr. Morelli has left his unmistakable imprint while positively impacting the organization he represented and the community he served.

Our Team

  • Kimberly Parks, DO

    Kimberly Parks’ focus is on the clinical care of patients with cardiomyopathy and heart failure as well as the management of patients who have or need of a heart transplantation. A graduate of Kansas City University her areas of specialty include heart failure/transplant, cardiac transplants and cardiac resynchronization. Her clinical interests include advanced monitoring and device therapy for heart failure, management of acute heart failure and cardiogenic shock.

  • Stephanie Moore, MD

    Stephanie Moore, MD is a cardiologist in the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program at Massachusetts General. In addition, she is also the Program Coordinator for the Heart Failure Education and Medical Director of Cardiac Connected Care. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, her clinical interests include heart failure, heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, heart failure diagnostics, cardiac biomarkers and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT).

  • Joe Zanca

    Joe Zanca graduated Cum Laude from Providence College in 1987 with a concentration in Finance. Since that time Mr. Zanca his Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 licenses as well as his Massachusetts Life, Health and Disability License. Mr. Zanca is a seasoned business professional with an exceptional background in all areas of finance making him one of the most valued members of The Transplant Foundation board of directors and staff.

  • Shannon Hume

    Shannon Hume is a major component and vital cog to the success of the Transplant Foundation of New England. Mrs. Hume currently presides as chairman of the Braintree School Committee where she oversees a $51 million dollar district budget. In this position Mrs Hume has also had the opportunity to develop strong negotiation skills which will be invaluable to the overacheiving goal of the Transplant Foundation of New England. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in Management and a concentration in accounting. Mrs. Hume also has an extremely strong accounting background with stops at Fidelity Investments, Bank of Boston and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

  • Joe Nee

    Joe Nee is another key member of the Transplant Foundation of New England. A graduate of Newberry College where he holds an Associates Degree in Business Management. Mr. Nee brings a host of skills to this venture. Mr. Nee is particularly strong in the area of Community relations as he has headed up serveral high profile initiatives over the course of his career. In addition to his ability to effectively deal with the community, Mr. Nee has also received a variety of rewards, commendations and sits on a variety of boards including Julie’s Family Learning Program, The South Boston Collaborative Center and The South Boston Neighborhood House.

  • Stacey Morelli

    Stacey Morelli is another key member of Transplant Foundation of New England staff. Her ability to connect with donors and the community is invaluable as this venture cycles through the various stages of growth and development. Mrs. Morelli has an invaluable work ethic and her willingness to go the extra mile with the end goal in mind will both be key assets that will allow this organization to have the desired impact on the targeted segment of the market.

  • John Hennessey

    John Hennessey is a 1989 graduate of the University of MA Amherst, where he holds adegree in Economics. Mr. Hennessey is apassionate business professional, who is now the Director of US Grocery for Twinings North America, and he is responsible for sales in excess of $60million dollars. He has also had similarpositions at fortune 500 companies such as E & J Gallo Winery, and Nestle Waters North America. He has developed excellent leadership, communication, sales training, and presentation skills,which will make him a valuable member of the Transplant Foundation Board ofDirectors.

Board of Directors Initiatives

The Board's composition is strong and well balanced with a blend of skills and experience. Members of the Board were chosen selectively, based on their professional experience, relationships, and expertise in their respective fields. The Board’s responsibilities will include:

  • Support and evaluate the chief executive and founder. The board will make sure that Mr. Morelli has the moral and professional support he needs to further the goals of the organization.
  • Monitor, and strengthen programs and services. The board's responsibility is to determine which programs are consistent with the organization's mission and monitor the effectiveness.
  • Monitor, and strengthen programs and services. The board's responsibility is to determine which programs are consistent with the organization's mission and monitor the effectiveness.
  • Ensure adequate financial resources. One of the board's foremost responsibilities is to secure adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.
  • Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight. The board must assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.
  • Build a competent board. All boards have a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluate their own performance.
  • Ensure legal and ethical integrity. The board is ultimately responsible for adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.
  • Enhance the organization's public standing. The board should clearly articulate the organization's mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the community.