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Kelly Gallagher

Founder

I am the founder of The Superhero Project and have helped hundreds of families during their NICU journey. The Superhero Project was established in 2015, a year after my twin boys were born 8 weeks premature.

I brought the gift of Angel Eye technology, a 24/7 camera system that allows families remote access to see their infants, to 4 Philadelphia area hospitals.  These cameras allow families and hospital staff to work together as a team to care for the premature infant. ​

I love to bring gift baskets, gift cards, hotel stays, photo sessions and carved the idea for The Gift of Time room at Holy Redeemer Hospital, a space where families who have lost their baby can spend time and make memories.


Besides being a passionate philanthropist, I am a busy mom of 4 young children and a full time 2nd grade elementary school teacher.

Emily Colston

Fundraising Coordinator
 I am the wife of Former New Orleans Saints Wide Receiver Marques Colston. During our time spent in New Orleans we decided to dedicate our time and resources to local nonprofits serving the local community, including organizations such as, Second Harvest Food Bank and the New Orleans Diaper Bank.
While in New Orleans I earned a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning and Economic Development to be able to produce policies and programs to promote economic growth with in local communities, in hopes of one day starting a nonprofit of our own. I am currently a Realtor for Dilorenzo Realty Group, serving the Jersey Shore and South Jersey regions as well as a Personal Trainer in Medford NJ area. My hobbies include competing in Body Building competitions, spending time with my two beautiful children, and volunteering for local nonprofits.

Melissa Nocero

Fundraising Coordinator
I am an Implementation Coordinator for a Life Insurance Company based out of Horsham, Pennsylvania. I have been in the Information Technology field for over 20 years. I enjoy problem solving and have a slight obsession with Technology. I manage multiple IT support initiatives and the Business Continuity for the company. In the event of a disaster,
I am your girl!
 
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, volunteering, bike riding, travelling, reading, current events, motivational quotes and playing games. I am very competitive and am always up for a challenge.
 
My son was born in 2014 with a congenital birth defect and spent several weeks in the NICU. Since then I have become passionate about helping children and their families in their darkest of days. I am so fortunate to be a part of the Superhero project.  I am so blessed and grateful for all that we have overcome and look forward to helping families in their time of need.
 
I reside in Jamison, Pennsylvania with my husband Joe and our 3 year old Superhero – Nico!

Joseph Stampone

Joe is the founder and principal shareholder of Stampone Law since 1984.  His practice has focused on a variety of civil litigation and transactional matters, primarily complex personal injury matters, including motor vehicle accidents, product liability, construction accidents, and medical malpractice.  He also handles commercial transactions, related to the hospitality industry and real estate matters.
Joe is a graduate of LaSalle University (BA Political Science 1976) and Western New England University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate Degree (J.D. 1980).  He is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia Bar Associations, as well as the Justinian Society.  Joe has served as a law clerk to the Honorables Albert F. Sabo from 1979 to 1980 and Edwin S. Malmed in 1978.  Both jurists sat on the bench of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County; the former in the Criminal Division and the latter in the Civil Division.
Joe currently resides between Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Lower Gwynedd Township, Pennsylvania with his wife of 38 years, Julia.  Joe has five grown children.

Kelli Cipollone

I am a mom to a former 2015 NICU baby, wife, and work full time as a Biometrics Project Manager – which keeps me pretty busy!
In my free time, I like to be involved in charities which give back to causes that are dear to us, workout, bake, and do crafts! 

Rachael Balascak

Lead Designer

Hi, I’m Rachael or Rae as my friends call me. I am the owner and head Graphic Designer and Photographer of Rae Hearts Design & Photography in Philadelphia. But more importantly, I am a mom & wife.

Since 2015, Kelly and I have collaborated on numerous projects. Our simple superhero photo shoot on the Manayunk Bridge quickly turned into what is now one of our biggest promotions, The Annual Superhero Project Calendar. I love working with the children and their familes, hearing their victory stories, and seeing how accomplished they have become.

The Superhero Project Inc. is an amazing charity that’s only goal is to give hope. And I’m proud to be a part of that.

Kelly Bagnell

I am a Registered Nurse at Temple University Hospital on the Maternal-Infant Unit.
I have been a nurse for eight years and love what I do. I have only been a Maternity Nurse for a year but I was drawn to this area more so due to wanting to make a difference. The staff that took care of my premature twins had made such an impact on me, it inspired me to want to do the same for others. 
I love to be supportive and encouraging to new moms especially one’s who have babies in the NICU because I know the hardship that they have.  I have five children, 2 of which were born premature. I love spending time with my family, Irish music and showers with no kids in the bathroom  😉

Amanda Duffy

My name is Amanda Duffy. I am a NICU mom, wife, and Registered Nurse. At 33 weeks I developed preeclampsia and was hospitalized.Our sweet little peanut, Ella came in with a bang a few days later at 34 weeks weighing only 3lbs 11oz. We are excitedly awaiting the arrival of Ella’s baby sister. 

I received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Gwynedd Mercy University and am currently working as a Hospice Case manager. I am passionate about helping people during some of the most vulnerable times of their lives. I never expected to be the one in that vulnerable state needing the help and support. The support we received from Kelly and The Superhero Project gave us a sense of hope during the most difficult time of our lives. It was so helpful to have guidance and support from other parents who have experienced the challenges of having their babies in the NICU. No one can truly understand what NICU parents go through unless they too have gone through it. 

I am excited to be a part of offering support to other NICU families by brightening their days with lovingly and thoughtfully filled care packages.

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