2018 Gala

Celebration of Angels Gala

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Minette’s Angels Foundation hosted their 2018 Celebration of Angels Gala on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at The Park Savoy in Florham Park, New Jersey.  The Foundation honored the Reverend Michael A. Hanly, Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc. and Dr. and Mrs. Michael Scoppetuolo for their passion, commitment, dedication and spiritual guidance to all those in their care and for partnering in our vision of a world without breast cancer.

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Fr. Mike Hanly

Father Michael A. Hanly celebrated his 50th Priestly Ordination in 2017 and is proud to have spent nearly all those years as a Parish Priest. Chaplain of the Verona Police Department since 1994, Fr. Mike is always honored to serve with “The Finest.” He is a member of the Verona Lions Club and an active member of the US Marine Corps League in Whippany, NJ. He and his fellow Marines visit Bethesda Naval Hospital to assist our Military Heroes and Veterans.

As the eldest son of Michael Francis and Rita Westlake Hanly, Fr. Mike was formed and raised in a deeply faith-filled home in the Irish-Catholic tradition. Upon graduation from St. Mary’s Grammar School in Nutley, he attended Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington. After attending the College Seminary at Seton Hall University, he entered the Major Seminary at Darlington and received his graduate degree in Theology from The Catholic University in Washington D.C.

After his ordination, Fr. Mike was assigned to Saint Mary of the Assumption in Elizabeth where he ministered in the parish and taught full time at the High School. He ministered in the juvenile section of the Union County jail and developed the newly established Cuban Catholic Ministry. He was Chaplain to the Elizabeth Police Department and the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and coordinated the Metropolitan Police Retreat at the Cardinal Spellman Retreat House in Riverdale, NY. After serving in Elizabeth, he was a teacher at Delbarton High School and was then assigned to St. Raphael’s in Livingston and served as the Chaplain of the Livingston Police Department.

In 1991, he was named Director of Vocations and Priestly Formation for the Newark Archdiocese by (Cardinal) Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. In 1994, Fr. Mike was named Pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Verona where he spent the next 21 years leading OLL as one of the most vibrant and thriving Parishes in the Archdiocese of Newark. Soon thereafter, OLL held its first Cornerstone Retreat and established the Bereavement Ministry. From 2001-2003 the Church underwent a major renovation funded through a significant capital campaign. Fr. Mike enjoyed teaching classes at OLL School, especially the fifth grade Lenten fundraiser, which to date has raised over $150,000. He also worked with faith formation students on behalf of the Heifer International project and established RCIA, adult formation. Finally, in 2010 a committee of parish lay leaders approached Fr. Bryan E. Page and Fr. Mike and together established the first Oktoberfest Celebration at OLL hosting 1,500 guests in its inaugural year. Kinderfest was then added and to this day OLL hosts over 3,000 guests during these festive weekends. This has been a tremendous support to the parish, school and youth ministry.

Today, his blessed journey continues and Father Mike is still doing what he enjoys most and does best – serving as a Parish Priest at St. Bartholomew’s in Scotch Plains, teaching 7th grade students, ministering to those in RCIA, and the parish small reflection groups. Our Lady of the Lake Parish, the town of Verona, and the Verona Police Department will always be “home” for Fr Mike.

Myriad + Michael Vallone

Myriad - Michael Vallone

Myriad Genetics Inc., is a leading personalized medicine company dedicated to being a trusted advisor transforming patient lives worldwide with pioneering molecular diagnostics.

Myriad discovers and commercializes molecular diagnostic tests that: determine the risk of developing disease, accurately diagnose disease, assess the risk of disease progression, and guide treatment decisions across six major medical specialties where molecular diagnostics can significantly improve patient care and lower healthcare costs.

Founded in 1991 and based out of Salt Lake City, UT, Myriad has been pioneering personalized medicine for over 25 years, and has been committed to providing healthcare professionals and patients with accurate, clinically actionable information that they can rely upon. At Myriad, we are committed to defeating breast cancer and we know that decisions matter when it comes to breast cancer.

We have several genetic tests that can help women with breast cancer, but can also help others with preventing breast cancer. Currently, myRisk now with riskScore, EndoPredict, BRACAnalysis CDx, and myChoice HRD are genetic tests offered that have to do with breast cancer.

Mike Vallone started working with Myriad in February of 2007 as an Oncology Account Executive for the New Jersey West territory. After seven years, he was promoted to the position of Oncology Area Manager, now responsible for a team of nine Account Executives who cover from Central/Northern New Jersey out to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and down to Annapolis, Maryland. He has been married to his wife Pam for the past ten years, and has two boys, Nate (seven) and Logan (five). They currently live in Hillsborough, NJ.

Michael + Rosemary Scoppetuolo

Michael Scoppetuolo, MD, is the chief medical officer of The Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Scoppetuolo has been a member of The Cancer Center of Saint Barnabas for more than 15 years. He also serves as the chief medical officer for Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center, as well as, chairman of Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Cancer Committee. Board certified in both internal medicine and oncology, Dr. Scoppetuolo has had numerous academic appointments at institutions such as Cornell University Medical School and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is the former past president of the Essex County Unit of the American Cancer Society and the past director of Medical Oncology and Fellowship Program at United Hospital in Newark.

Dr. Scoppetuolo received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, followed by his medical degree from the University of Health Science/The Chicago Medical School, Illinois. He completed postdoctoral training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, University Hospital, and served as chief medical resident at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City.

He is a member of numerous professional and civic organizations. He has received many awards including the American Cancer Society President’s Award and Diamond Ball Honoree; Physician of the Year from the Center for Home Health Development and the New Jersey Hospice; and The National Hospital and Palliative Care Excellence in Team Care Award. He has been actively involved in The American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Medical Advisory Board, American Medical Association, New Jersey Medical Society, American Association of Clinical Cancer Centers and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Rosemary Scoppetuolo has dedicated more than thirty five years to increasing awareness of breast health and ensuring that women have access to the highest quality related services. Rosemary began her nursing career at Clara Maass Medical Center, in Belleville New Jersey, as an oncology nurse. For almost twenty years, she served as the Director of Women’s Services and helped to establish, launch, and manage The Breast Center at The Saint Barnabas  ambulatory Care Center.

Under her leadership the Breast Center grew to be one of the largest and most highly regarded in the tristate area. Rosemary’s passion and dedication to improving women’s health is evident not only in her past work within the Center, but in her focus on community outreach. Offering hundreds of educational programs, Rosemary advocated about breast wellness, early detection, and the need for regular mammograms for women throughout New Jersey. In addition, she is a strong proponent for patient navigation throughout the continuum of health care.

Recognizing that eradicating cancer takes more than just education and services, Rosemary has been tireless in her efforts to raise millions of dollars for grants, research and treatment. Rosemary’s philanthropic and community service accomplishments have been recognized by The American Cancer Society, The Center for Italian and American Culture, Bloomfield College, Saint Barnabas Medical Center/Ambulatory Care Center, and Palliative Care Center among others. Rosemary has supported The Minette’s Angels Foundation, The American Cancer Society and The Susan G. Komen Foundation all in her efforts to eradicate breast cancer.

She proudly serves as co-chairperson of the annual “Fashion for the Pink Crusade” which raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Breast Service at Saint Barnabas medical center and Barnabas health ambulatory care center. Recently, Rosemary has further extended her scope of community service to fundraising for the Academy of Saint Elizabeth and the Mental Health Association of New Jersey. While dedication to community service is dear to her heart Rosemary’s most precious gifts are her family Dr. Michael Scoppetuolo, Daughter Ashley, son- in- law Kevin and beautiful granddaughter Gabriella.