Circle of 12 Inc.
501 Eighth Street
Riverside, NJ 08075
United States Phone: (609) 417-3000
Dominican Republic Phone: +1 (829) 491-0786
Todd Moreland (Executive Director)|
Todd Moreland has spent the last 25 plus years of his life in the world of Radio and Newspaper. From the time he was 16, he worked on the air in Radio in upstate, New York. Todd has spent time on the air in the Philadelphia and Atlantic City markets and also been in the sales and management arena for some time.
Founder President & Director Todd Moreland
For the last 13 years he has worked in the Newspaper business in New Jersey. All of that changed in the summer of 2007 when Todd led a mission trip with his Moorestown church to the Sugarcane fields of La Romana in the Dominican Republic. Todd and his group worked in the �Bateyes� or work camps doing construction projects, food distribution, and medical work.
| “||In every batey, there were special needs children||” |
In every batey, there were special needs children: Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Blindness and more. These extremely poor children seemed hopeless and were receiving virtually no services. Touched by what he saw Todd returned in November with his wife Tami. Having a special needs child of their own, Todd and Tami decided they must do something to help these children. In December through the help of friends and members of their church, Circle of 12 was born. Todd along with his wife Tami has been active in Special Olympics, helped start a special needs ministry and has been a youth coach for basketball and baseball. He has served on various committees and boards. Tami Moreland serves on the Board of Riverview Estates and the Cape May County Red Cross. They are both available to speak to your organization.
Board President Tami Moreland
Andrew Maunder (Financial Officer)
Andy was born in the UK and came to the USA with his wife and two daughters in 1994. Andy has significant experience in building companies with over 25 years of experience in funding and managing emerging and growth companies, from start-up through later stage growth and then through Initial Public Offering and M&A transactions. He has a reputation for strong leadership and strength in operational and financial management and has the ability to be effective at board, executive, management and advisory levels having served on a number of boards in the UK and USA.
Financial Officer Andrew Maunder
Matthew Del Duca Esq. (Legal Counsel)
Matthew V. DelDuca is an experienced, successful trial lawyer. Over the last two decades, he has litigated scores of cases in the New Jersey state and federal courts, and has tried over a dozen cases to verdict. His trial experience ranges from complex commercial litigation to individual and class employment cases to product liability and mass tort litigation.
Mr. DelDuca has been recognized as a top attorney for labor and employment by Chambers USA, a referral guide to leading lawyers in the United States. In the 2007 edition, Chambers recognizes his impressive "'knowledge of clients' business' and his efficiency." Mr. DelDuca is a member of the Federal Practice and Procedure Section and the Labor and Employment Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Federal Bar Association of New Jersey. For the past ten years he has served on Dechert LLP's Pro Bono Committee, and is the partner responsible for the firm's pro bono activities in their Princeton Office.
Debbie has spent the past 30 years working in the fields of environmental science and environmental education. Debbie has a M.S. in Geology from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Geology from Franklin and Marshall College. She worked as a scientist for the U.S. Geological Survey and in the past 10 years has served on the board of two environmental non-profit organizations, and in this capacity, has developed and/or coordinated programs for water quality monitoring, stream and biological assessments, restoration, education, and outreach. She has obtained grants and awards for these organizations. Debbie lives in Moorestown, NJ, with her husband, son, and daughter, who support this work through fund-raising efforts and contributions.
Graviel Nuel Jacobo
Graviel Dominican Republic Field Office Director
Graviel was born in a Sugarcane Batey number 26 in the Dominican Republic in 1989. At the age of six living with his parents and ten siblings in a very small village with no running water and no electricity, went to the railroad tracks to get a sugar cane to eat as his family had no food. While looking for food Graviel fell on the railroad tracks and unable to move was run over by a railroad car and lost his entire right leg. For 12 years he used crutches as he had no prosthetic and walked 3 hours to school every day and then back (Yes, 6 hours on crutches). Graviel went to work in the Cafeteria at the Hospital El Buen Samaritano in La Romana, which is a Haitian Baptist hospital. There, he met American Doctors who helped get him to the Shriners Hospital in Springfield, MA where in 2007 he received his first prosthetic leg. He worked hard in Rehab and amazed the Doctors and PTs who were helping him. He learned English (he already spoke Spanish, French and Creole). Went back to the Dominican Republic, became the Cafeteria Manager in the Hospital which is where the Mission Team and Todd Moreland met him during Todds first trip. Graviel and Todd become friends; he worked as an interpreter for Todd in the Bateyes for both Spanish and Haitian creole spoken by many in the Bateyes.
In 2011 Graviel did an internship on 12 months in Nebraska working in accounting and then returned to his home country. December 2016 he started to work for Casa de Campo Resort as a Sales and Public Relations agent. Most recently Graviel was promoted to Quality Assurance Specialist which is a great accomplishment considering that he has the chance to train lot of young people and assure revenue increases. Graviel continues to work for Circle of 12 and now he is DR Field Office Director and makes food deliveries, checking on the status of our kids and helping in any way he can. Graviel is a great man who has made lemonade out of the lemons in his life. HE WAS BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING.
Tessa Moreland Clinical Supervisor|
Tessa is a Clinical Supervisor at a childrens hospital in Philadelphia. And has travelled frequently to the Dominican Republic. She has also done mission work in Belize.