JJMLF Board

 
Co-Founders


Barbara Morelli

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 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 Abate

(no relation to Thomas 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.
 
 
Thomas Abate

Thomas Abate

(no relation to Marcy Abate)
Tom’s career in accounting and finance spanned nearly four decades.  Prior to retirement, he served as the Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a multi-billion dollar medical device company.  Tom also served as Co-Chairman of the Executive Committee of a large charitable foundation focused on advancing the education, science, and practice of healthy cardiac care worldwide.  He possesses a BS in Accountancy from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Northern Illinois University.
 
 
Robert Mercer

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

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.