Mike Rodrigues has served as Chief Executive Officer of Triangle since July 2001. Under Mike’s leadership, Triangle has grown from serving 350 people annually from three sites to serving 3,000 individuals from 16 service locations. In this time, Triangle’s service area has grown from 35 Massachusetts communities to 170 southern New England cities and towns. With Mike’s guidance, Triangle’s continuum of services has expanded greatly, offering support, challenge and opportunity to individuals at work, at home and in their leisure activities. Among the initiatives launched in Mike’s tenure are Triangle’s nationally recognized School-to-Career Project, and the national awardwinning television program, Ablevision. Mike has led Triangle through three mergers, each significantly expanding our mission impact. Mike’s career in senior management began in 1981, in the private sector with Teledyne (operating Job Corps Centers for the U. S. Department of Labor). Mike also held senior management positions in environmental consulting. Mike’s experience in the nonprofit world includes senior positions with the Environmental Careers Organization and Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (class of 1981). He is a founding member of Executive Minds for Social Innovation. Mike enjoys coaching youth baseball and basketball year-round and is President of the Hopedale Youth Baseball Association. He, his wife Stacy and their four children live in Hopedale, Massachusetts.
Over the past thirty years Andrew Forti has developed a career at Triangle by working in a wide variety of positions and ultimately focusing on the management of the Residential Services department. Under Andrew’s leadership Residential Services has expanded from two homes supporting seventeen individuals to ten homes, serving fifty-one individuals. Since Andrew helps out wherever he is needed, he is also currently overseeing additional programmatic areas in the day supports area. He holds a B.A. in English and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts.
Jeff Gentry is responsible for writing grants, collaborating with community partners and sharing Triangle’s story with anyone who will listen. Since he believes that there are few greater accomplishments than helping someone start their career, Jeff is thrilled to lead our School-to-Career programs in Malden and Braintree. Jeff is passionate about innovation and has played a role in the development of IMPACT:Ability and the Accessible Icon Project. Jeff has a masters degree in divinity studies and a very real fear that his children will root for the Red Sox instead of his beloved St. Louis Cardinals.
Over the past fifteen years Jennifer Killeen has been devoted to Triangle and has held many roles. After spending a number of years as the Director of Residential Services, this year Jenn will be leading Triangle’s Employment First Initiative. She will be guiding our talented staff through a major strategic change and strengthening our commitment to making community employment the first priority for all people who want to work. Jenn is proud to be involved in this exciting time in Triangle’s history. She holds a BA in Sociology and an MBA from Framingham State College.
Tom Marshall has been working in the non-profit world for 15 years. Although he is the Chief Operating Officer, Tom never says no to anything that has to get done at Triangle. His day-to-day activities include running our Contract Services area where participants help customers fulfill projects such as bagging balloons, but he’s also in charge of our New Products division bringing stylish and functional products to consumer markets. He also overseas our newest acquisition, Employ + Ability, where employees with disabilities manufacture medical supplies.
Annie Middleton is Triangle’s Director of Human Resources. She encourages individuals to reach their highest potential by promoting Triangle’s values and vision, overseeing HR policies and procedure and cultivating a high level of trust within the community. In 2008 Annie was recognized by Malden Access Television for the remarkable photographic record she has kept of Triangle’s award-winning Ablevision program. Annie also received the James Endicott Friendship Award at Triangle’s 2008 Annual Celebration. In addition to volunteering, Annie enjoys photography, traveling, reading and spending time with her family, friends and her dog Elvis.
John Porter’s responsibility at Triangle is to be sure that staff and individuals we empower have the technology required to get the job done. John has dedicated a large part of his career to empowering people with disabilities and has served as a Job Coach, a Production Manager in a workshop and he now serves as Triangle’s Information Management Coordinator. John also spent several years working in the for-profit world and is proud to be part of an organization that is dedicated to helping people instead of simply generating profit. When he’s not answering IT questions John enjoys vacationing on the Cape.
For a number of years Karen catalyzed events at local nonprofits through her own events management company. Karen is responsible for amplifying the message of people with ability by strengthening Triangle’s brand, collaborating with sponsors and creating unforgettable events. She is a graduate of Emmanuel College and a current faculty member at Massasoit Community College, where she teaches event management. Karen lives in Greater Boston and enjoys time with her family & friends, a good game of tennis and nights out at the theater.
Meg began working with survivors of domestic violence in 1993, and since that time has served as a legal advocate, hotline counselor, overnight shelter worker, trainer of health care providers, research assistant, qualitative evaluator, event planner, and program manager. Meg earned a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University in 2004 with a concentration in long-term health effects of abuse and abuse prevention. Meg created the Take Your Power and Peer IMPACT curricula. As Director of IMPACT, Meg oversees training and prevention programs in schools, businesses, and community organizations. She also developed and coordinates the Project SAFE internship program for homeless parents. Meg enjoys hiking, creative writing and New England in the fall.
Alisa Carbone has worked with Ablevision crew since 2004 and has helped expand the bi-monthly television show into a multimedia artistic program for people with disabilities. Alisa has worked several freelance jobs and was a video news editor for Boston’s NBC affiliate before coming to work at Triangle. Alisa assists each crewmember as they develop their media skills and find their creative voice. She also promotes Ablevision’s message of ability and awareness out to the larger community through YouTube, DVD distribution, and publicity. Alisa believes that everybody has their own unique abilities and is thrilled that Ablevision has amplified the voice of the disabled community. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cheering on the Red Sox, and hiking in the White Mountains with her dog Penny.
Michael J. Cherone, Manager of Employability: Malden
Since 2000, Michael has served Triangle in numerous roles from volunteering to our residential services to working in the development department. Currently, he manages Triangle's newest initiative Employability: Malden. This comprehensive employment program meets the needs of Malden employees by connecting them to qualified adult job seekers with disabilities. Michael is an active member of the Malden community, serving on the Board of Directors for the past 5 years for Bread of Life, a local organization that helps feed the less fortunate. Michael also produced and hosted the popular local access community television show “Giving Back” for the past 4 years which has given him a unique perspective on the City of Malden. In his spare time Mike dabbles in Community Theater and is a diehard Boston sports fan who still hasn't fully recovered from the 1986 World Series.
Sandra is a national expert in transition of youth with disabilities and joined Triangle to develop and expand programs, partnerships, and funding. While at the Boston Public Schools for 19 years and at Action for Boston Community Development for 7 years, Sandra raised millions for employment services and programs for Boston youth with disabilities. Sandra believes everyone has strengths and we need to find their untapped talents instead of "fixing" deficits. Sandra has a BA in Fine Arts and Classics, an MA in Art Therapy, an MS in Severe Special Needs, and an EdD in Special Education Research, Policy and Administration. She loves reading, jazz, film, theatre, gourmet cooking, traveling, climbing mountains, art and dance.
For three decades Mark has worked with industrial customers and local businesses to outsource their product assembly, packaging, and fulfillment to Triangle.
Mark’s engineering background and experience in print production, product development, and packaging design has led to long term, successful partnerships with local and national accounts. Mark is also a youth and high school sports official on the North Shore and Merrimack Valley where he referees basketball, lacrosse, and field hockey.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Suffolk University in 1989, Debbie Muldoon joined Triangle as a Placement Specialist. Since she was a former business owner, Debbie understood the importance of explaining how individuals with disabilities could help employers fulfill their mission and increase their revenue. Since that time Debbie has expanded Triangle’s Employment Services and managed a growing staff that provides the career planning, placement assistance and support services that people with disabilities need to achieve their career goals. Debbie is now Triangle’s Career Services Director and she is as passionate about her job as ever.