“Compassion is the heart and soul of life. Without it, humanity can not survive.”- Jay Macaluso
Joseph (Jay) Macaluso
- President and Founder
“Having a life-changing illness is not only a tough burden on the individual but also affects the entire family. Understanding the impact these diseases have on everyday life and the ripple effect caused by financial burden drives me to help as many people as we can through the MCCF.”
Jay Macaluso has been a part of The Macaluso Group since its inception in 2004. From his extensive charity work in the past with organizations such as The MS Center of Flanders, Students Against Drunk Drivers, Meals on Wheels, and Welkind Rehab Center of Chester, and seeing patients struggle firsthand through his diagnosis of MS, Jay had a goal to continue that compassionate care and extend financial help to patients in need with no other place to go. With this idea in mind, he embarked upon The Macaluso Compassionate Care Foundation.
“I am extraordinarily honored to be a member of the Macaluso Compassionate Care Foundation. It is a privilege to help deliver the necessary funding to help purchase life-saving medicine to those in need.”
Throughout his professional career, Craig Austin has held several executive positions in the not-for-profit and for-profit worlds. He has led several high-profile fundraising campaigns for educational, medical, social and cultural purposes, raising more than $500 million.
Craig holds an MBA in Economics from Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, accredited by AACSB International, the global leader in business education accreditation standards. Consequently, his study included time abroad at the University of Beijing, China School of Economics. His dual BA is in Politics and Administration of Justice from Salve Regina College in Newport, RI.
"It's been a lifetime goal to provide dedicated care assisting people in living a long, prosperous life, and in being a part the MCCF I am able to extend my services in helping others."
Mike Mammon, a graduate from Clemson University with Masters in Public Health from Seton Hall University, brings a medical perspective to the MCCF team. He has been a highly recognized Physician’s Assistant in the emergency room at Saint Claire’s Hospital, NJ, for over 15 years. Recognized as a personable, empathetic and driven professional who is known for his outstanding dedication to patient care, Mike was a perfect addition to the board.
Megan MacMullin, Esq.
Megan MacMullin is a cum laude graduate from New York Law School. She also holds a Master of Science in Education/Community Counseling, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. With over fourteen years of experience as a licensed attorney in the State of New Jersey, we are proud to have Ms. MacMullin as a member of our Board of Directors. Not only does she hold an impressive resume with her legal work, but she also has done an incredible amount of work for charities including being on the Board of Trustees for the Catholic Academy of Sussex County, the treasurer for the Ogdensburg Historical Society, and current CEO for SCARC Guardship Services, Inc.
Mr. John Healey joined our board in early 2018. Currently the Vice President of Installed Sales at Pella Windows and Doors of West Caldwell, his proficient business expertise in sales, marketing, budgeting, and strategic planning gave a new strength to the MCCF board. A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, John also volunteers his time in his community as a youth sports coach and has done so for over nine years.