NICK SAVARESE
Executive Director

Nick has spent his entire career working to improve lives and communities for people with disabilities. Prior to joining the Flutie Foundation, Nick spent eleven years at Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) working in a variety of capacities. Most recently, Nick was Vice President for Advancement and Marketing at SOMA. In his time at SOMA, Nick led initiatives across all disciplines of fundraising - including major gifts, foundation relations, and corporate development – as well as the organization’s communications and digital marketing efforts. Nick also worked directly to build inclusive Special Olympics sports programs in communities and schools across Massachusetts.

Prior to moving back to his home state of Massachusetts and joining SOMA, Nick founded Sky’s the Limit, a Colorado-based organization providing inclusive social and recreational programs for children with and without disabilities.  Nick also worked as an employment counselor for adults with disabilities, as well as a special education para-educator early in his career. Nick received a B.A. from Metropolitan State Universality of Denver with a concentration in Nonprofit Organization Management. Nick also recently completed the core leadership program at The Institute for Nonprofit Practice, an affiliate of Tufts University.

Nick spends his free time with his wife, Stephanie, running between soccer, dance, basketball, girl scouts, and all the other activities of their two children Naomi and Dominic. Nick is also an avid sports fan, rooting for all the Boston professional sports teams to continue their recent run of great success.

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NICOLE GUGLIELMUCCI
Director of Marketing & Events

Nicole Guglielmucci serves as Director of Marketing and Events for the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, a role she assumed in August 2010.  In this capacity, Nicole leads all marketing and communication efforts, working closely with the Executive Director, as well as the Board of Directors. She plans and executes the Foundation's signature fundraising events including the Flutie 5K Road Race, Night to Shine Gala and Golf Classic.

Prior to joining the Flutie Foundation, she served as the Senior Marketing Director for Natick Collection, one of New England's largest shopping destinations. Before that, she worked at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children for five years as the Marketing and Development coordinator.

Nicole holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Babson College. She lives in Natick, MA and is married with two children. 

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LISA COLLINS
Director of Community Partnerships and Family Supports

Lisa joined the Foundation in September of 2009 as the Office Administrator. She currently holds the position of Director of Community Partnerships and Family Supports.  In this role, Lisa is responsible for creating, coordinating and expanding programs that align with the Flutie Foundation’s mission and support families through access to services, an active lifestyle and adult independence.

Lisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Framingham State College. Prior to the Foundation, she worked as a Business Analyst for The MathWorks, Inc. and also as a Scheduling Coordinator for Focus On Service, LLC. Lisa is married and has 3 children.

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