Board of Directors
Michael P. Duggan -Director-President & Founder
Michael has supervised and managed in the government and private sectors during his career for over three decades. After witnessing the deployment of Operation Noble Eagle which mobilized thousands of National Guard and reserve personnel to perform security missions on U.S. military installations, airports and other potential targets to the homeland such as bridges, power plants, and port facilities shortly after 9/11 inspired Michael to do more for his country.
Michael has worked for the last fifteen years in the Behavioral Detection and Analysis Division for the Transportation Security Administration under the Department Of Homeland Security helping to protect and mitigate threats against our nation's transportation infrastructure shortly after the attacks on September 11, 2001.
Michael’s passion for supporting our military has evolved over many years of working with veterans and witnessing the sacrifices our brave men, women, and families have made on behalf of the United States. During his years of federal service and watching the impact that the war on terror has had on our nation’s military Michael believes that if you are a veteran, active service member or military family in need of medical attention you should never pay any out-of-pocket costs for health care.
Michael has been married for over twenty-eight years to his high school sweetheart Christine and blessed with two wonderful children Jacqueline (23) and Joseph (19) living south of Boston near Cape Cod and the Islands.
"The Medic Now Foundation exists to say thank you for making the commitment and sacrifice on behalf of our great nation"- Michael P. Duggan
Jason Galui- Director- Military Liaison
Jason J. Galui is a Lieutenant Colonel and a Strategist in the United States Army. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Economics and Strategy in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy. Jason departed the White House in May 2017 after serving almost three years on the staff of the National Security Council (NSC) across the Obama and Trump Administrations. He served the NSC in three different capacities, including as Chief of Staff in the directorate of South Asian Affairs; NSC Deputy Executive Secretary; and lastly as Special Advisor to the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (the National Security Advisor). Before moving to the NSC staff, Jason served as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Chairman’s Action Group where he advised the Chairman on Afghanistan-Pakistan, Asia-Pacific, and keeping faith with the military family. While in the Pentagon, Jason also served on the Army Staff in the Strategic Engagement branch of the Army’s Strategic Plans and Policy division.
Jason deployed to Kabul in 2011-2012, where he served as a Strategic Advisor to the Commanding General of the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (NTM-A). Through this role, he helped shape the Afghan National Security Forces and the Afghan security ministries by advising senior coalition commanders on issues related to force generation and sustainment. Prior to NTM-A, Jason served his first tour as an Assistant Professor at West Point where he taught Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, and Comparative Politics focused on Northeast Asia. In 2010, while at West Point, he co-authored a comprehensive study examining how well the Army assisted with the reintegration of soldiers and families following their military service. This study helped to reignite the national dialogue about soldier and family transition. Commissioned as an Armor officer, Jason also served during operations in Iraq and held combat leadership positions at the platoon and company levels.
Jason earned an M.S. in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin (2008) and graduated as a Distinguished Cadet with a B.S. in Economics from West Point in 2000.
Jason and his wife, Samantha, have been married for 14 years and they have two children, Jacob (11) and Stefanina (9). They reside at West Point, New York.
Lisa Risi- Director-Treasurer
Lisa Risi joined the Medic Now Foundation at inception in the role of Treasurer. Mrs. Risi is the Chief Operating Officer for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. and is responsible for the Foundation’s finances, operations, and human resources. Lisa serves as the staff liaison to the Audit, Compensation, and Finance and Investments Committees. During her tenure, the Foundation’s annual operating budget has ranged between $42 - $72 million. In addition to her traditional functions, Lisa has facilitated new corporate partnerships and independent events and has served as a spokesperson for BCRF in the press and at independent events.
Prior to BCRF, Lisa served in a variety of financial and operational roles at the National MS Society and the American Lung Association, between 1997 and 2012, both at the national and local affiliate levels. Lisa came to the non-profit sector after 15 years in the public accounting, commercial banking and real estate management and development industries.
Lisa holds a B.S. from the City University of New York and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York. She lives in Long Beach, NY with her husband Larry and their rescued greyhounds, Al and Norma. Lisa is a board member of MS Hope for A Cure where she serves as Audit Committee Chair.
Debra Langley- Director- Secretary
Debra graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) that was founded in 1891 and ranked as one of the best maritime academies in the country by U.S. News and World Report in 2018.
Debra embraced the academies slogan of "Discipline, Knowledge and Leadership" graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Facilities Engineering (FENG) learning engineering, management, and operations of large power plants.
Debra has grown up in a military family with her older brother and sister-in-law both serving in the armed forces. She has witnessed first-hand the sacrifices that couples in the military make on behalf of their country every day.
Debra cannot imagine any military service member struggling to pay for the out-of-pocket cost for health care and considers it an honors to service as Secretary on the board for the Medic Now Foundation.
Nick Morganelli- Director- Media Liaison
Nick Morganelli has a familiar face in New England appearing on every network and in every state during his professional career. He is a seasoned broadcaster with over 30 years’ experience forecasting the weather. Nick’s polished journalism skills include weather producer, video editor, emcee, and public speaker. He was also a contributor to his station receiving a New England Emmy Award as a team member writer and editor for “The New England Hurricane”. He was also named Best TV Personality by The MA Broadcasters Association. Educated with a bachelor’s degree in Meteorology from Lyndon State College, VT, Nick also loves to teach! He was a college adjunct professor and has also visited over three hundred K-12 classrooms as well as presenting at numerous conferences. Nick’s newest career adventure as owner and president of a consulting meteorology business gives him the opportunity to serve the public and private sector with personalized forecasts.
Married in 1998 to his bride Jeanne, they raise four homeschooled children. Active in his city government in Westfield, MA, Nick was elected to serve a 3rd two-year term as a City Councilor. His free time is spent spectating or coaching his children’s sports events or volunteering through church or community activities. He is also a vocalist and has cantored at many funerals and sings in a summer music group. Nick is honored and blessed with the opportunity to serve our military families and veterans by networking with the media as a board member of Medic Now Foundation.
Jessica Flavius- Director- Social Impact and Sustainability Liaison
Jessica Cruzatti-Flavius is an attorney licensed in Massachusetts. She focuses the majority of her efforts on anti-trafficking of persons, human rights, and immigration matters. She has over seven years of experience serving the public in various roles, working for both state government and non-governmental organizations. Grateful for the service of our veterans, she hopes that her contribution to the Medic Now Foundation will help tend to the wounded's out-of-pocket expenses.