Board of Directors

The Mission of the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation, (The Foundation), is overseen by its Board of Directors. The Foundation has assembled an experienced group of medical, financial, legal, and business professionals, all of whom are committed to transparency to the fullest extent possible in all aspects of the Foundation’s operations.


Barbara Morelli

Barbara Wirostko (Morelli) MD is the mother of the late Joseph James Morelli and the founder of the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation. Barb received her BA from Cornell University and her MD from Columbia University. She is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained glaucoma specialist with an Adjunct Professor appointment at Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. She is an entrepreneur and serves on several local boards and committees. Barb lives in Park City, UT with her husband and children. 

Joseph Morelli

Joseph John Morelli MD is the father of the late Joseph James Morelli and serves on the board of the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation. Joe received his undergraduate from University of Virginia and his MD from Columbia University. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist and fellowship trained in pediatric anesthesiology. He serves on the governing boards of Park City Medical Center and Mountain West Anesthesia. Joe lives in Park City, UT with wife Barbara and children. 

Board Members

Marcy Abate

Marcy holds a degree in Business Logistics from Penn State and worked in production planning, inventory control, and project management roles for 18 years, most recently for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.  She has been involved with various scholarship committees related to the schools her children attended, both in Connecticut and in Utah, ranging from preschool to high school.  Marcy resides in Park City, Utah with her husband.

Eveleen Babich

Eveleen enjoyed a 33-year career with Mariott Hotels and Mariott Vacation Worldwide prior to retiring. She held several executive positions in operations, revenue management, sales and marketing, call center management, and corporate communications. Eveleen also led multiple corporate business integration initiatives focusing on system development, training and development, and change management. Her passion for the environment also presented an opportunity to design and launch a global corporate-wide green initiative. Eveleen and her husband David reside in Park City, UT.

Anne Ivanhoe

Anne has a degree in English from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA in marketing from Columbia Business School. Now retired, Anne’s professional focus was on new business development, first as a product manager at Kraft Foods and later as an independent consultant. Her volunteer experiences have been concentrated on working with children and troubled teens. Anne’s dedication to the Morelli Foundation stems from the challenges dyslexia has presented to members of her own family.

Robert Mercer

Bob received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. He enjoyed a 30+ year career in law and business, during which he served as a senior executive of two large multinational companies.   He has served and continues to serve on the board of directors of numerous organizations related to Duke University and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Bob and his wife Vickie reside in Park City, UT.

Kay Priestly

Kay Priestly has executive management experience in organizations with international operations.  After receiving a B.S. degree from Louisiana State University, she practiced as a CPA with Arthur Andersen for 24 years.  She later served as CFO for Rio Tinto’s global copper business and as CEO for Turquoise Hill Ltd. Kay currently serves on public company boards and has been involved in numerous community and professional activities.  Kay and her husband Dan reside in Park City UT.