Mike Oliver is a retired professional services executive who served in senior management roles in multiple firms during his career. He has been a member of the Delta Board since 2012. Most recently Mike was a Senior Vice-President and the COO for Fuld & Company, a competitive intelligence and research consultancy. Prior to joining Fuld & Company he was a partner at the Monitor Group where he served in various business operations roles. He joined Monitor as a part of their acquisition of Strategic Pricing Group in June 2005. At SPG he held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Oliver also was a Managing Partner at the Consulting Group of CSC where he held a variety of positions during his eleven years at the firm including Managing Director of the Ohio regional office, Vice President of Services, Vice President of Technology, and Vice President of Electronic Business. Before joining CSC, Mr. Oliver was President and CEO of Just Technical Associates (JTA), a firm that specialized in technical consulting. He began his business career at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) serving in account manager, project manager, and systems engineering roles. Mr. Oliver has an Industrial engineering degree from the University of Oklahoma and served as an Officer in the Navy during the Vietnam era. He is married with one daughter and lives in Concord, Massachusetts.
Scott Sargis is a partner at IEC Partners, a management advisory and execution firm for early stage and large enterprise clients with locations in Newton, MA and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Scott was formerly with the Monitor Group, a global consultancy that was acquired by Deloitte. Earlier in his career, Scott was with Strategic Pricing Group, a boutique pricing strategy consulting firm. Scott has spent significant parts of his career with several engineering and environmental consulting organizations, as well as alternative and mainstream energy companies, including the Chevron Corporation. In addition to Delta Projects, Scott is a Board member of the Boston Rescue Mission, a homelessness support and recovery organization. He is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. In addition, he holds a JD degree from Suffolk University Law School and is licensed to practice in Massachusetts.
Damon Wilkins is a Sales and Marketing Specialist at StormTree, an environmental services firm developing sustainable storm water management systems. Prior to joining StormTree, Damon spent a number of years in the restaurant and hospitality industry, including in restaurant management at national restaurant chains including Chili’s and UNO Restaurants, where he has had a particular interest in creating opportunities for members of the disabled community. Damon joined the Delta Projects board in 2016 after serving as manager and mentor to an individual supported by Delta Projects in his employ. Damon earned his undergraduate and MBA degrees at Johnson and Wales University.
Regina Yando, PhD (Sunny), has long been active in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 1968, as a member of the faculty of Harvard University, she assumed the directorship of Psychological Research and Training on a Kennedy-funded multidisciplinary University Affiliated Training Grant conducted at the Fernald State School. It was during that period that a respite care program, which eventually became Delta Projects, was started by one of the Harvard students in training. Although she functioned in an advisory role early in the formation of Delta Projects, it was not until 1983 that she became a full member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Yando has also served as an expert witness for the US Department of Justice, Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division, responsible for monitoring State Institutions caring for individuals with intellectual, developmental and emotional disabilities. Moving from the faculty of Arts and Science to the faculty of Medicine at Harvard, Dr. Yando assumed the position of Chief of Psychology at the Judge Baker Guidance Center/Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a position she held for a decade. Currently, she is looking forward to retirement and has moved to part-time professorial faculty status at Harvard Medical School.
Michael Kearney is Area Executive Vice President at Arthur J. Gallagher, a global insurance brokerage and risk management services firm. Mike joined Gallagher in 2015 upon Gallagher’s acquisition of William Gallagher Associates, where Mike spent 19 years of his career, most recently as Executive Vice President specializing in the Life Sciences and Technology. Earlier in his career Mike served as Commercial Lines Underwriter and Account Executive at Liberty Mutual Insurance in Boston. Mike earned a B.S. in Business Management from The College of New Jersey.
Kelly Manning is Executive Vice President at Manning Personnel Group, a family-owned firm founded in 1992 specializing in the temporary and permanent placement of accounting, finance and administrative personnel. Kelly has spent 16 years of her career at the firm, joining Manning in 1992. Earlier in her career Kelly served as Manager, Temporary Staffing at Abbott Personnel Consulting. Kelly is a volunteer with Make-A-Wish America and the Department of Social Services Braintree, MA, and she is a Board Member at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham. She earned a B.S. in Psychology/Sociology, graduating summa cum laude from The University of Massachusetts Boston.
Pascale Bernadel-Cajuste is an independent contractor for the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) as a professional, court-appointed legal guardian, advocating for and protecting the rights and interests of a number of individuals under DDS care, including several at Delta Projects. Pascale has spent most of her career in support of disadvantaged individuals, most recently as Residential Support Director at Beaverbrook STEP, a provider of residential, day and support services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In that role Pascale was responsible for managing all aspects of the residential care for five individuals with developmental disabilities. Earlier in her career Pascale worked at Dare Family Services, The Behavioral Healthcare Network of Massachusetts, the Department of Mental Health and Catholic Charitable Bureau. Pascale earned her B.S. from the School of Social Services at Springfield College.
Kevin McCullough retired in 2017 as President and CEO of Delta Projects after five years at the head of the agency. Kevin has devoted his career to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including 11 years prior to Delta Projects at the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services, most recently as Assistant Regional Director for Public Community Services. Earlier in his career Kevin worked in various capacities for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation. Kevin earned his M.Ed. in Management and Education from Cambridge College.
John Pallies is the President and CEO of Delta Projects. John joined Delta Projects in 2017 after a long career in the biotechnology and high-technology fields. Prior to joining Delta Projects, John was Chief Financial Officer of TCR2 Therapeutics, a Cambridge-based biotechnology company, and Syndax Pharmaceuticals, a venture- backed biotechnology company that went public in 2015 under his direction.
John was a volunteer Big Brother with Big Brothers of Mass Bay for ten years and has been an active volunteer for a number of other organizations including Hands on Bay Area, Boston Cares, St. Bernard Project and Special Olympics. John earned a B.S. in Marketing from Boston College and an M.B.A. from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.