Our Board of Directors

(from left) Dan Barton, Michael Wasz, Melissa Wasz, Lisa Gorsage and Jeremy Villacorta

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Dan Barton

Chairman of the Board

The Mason Wasz Foundation’s first recipient of the Little Helper Award.

Email me: danb@masonwasz.org

R. Michael Wasz


Mason’s father is a Columbia College Chicago graduate with a degree in Radio.

When he is not working to bring awareness to the Mason Wasz Foundation, Michael is also a stand-up comedian and voice-over/audio production artist. He is also the Secretary for his neighborhood Association.

Michael is also a four-time Crystal Lake Downtown Association GEM Award nominee and winner in 2017.

Email me: michaelw@masonwasz.org

Melissa L. Wasz

Vice President/Ambassador

Mason’s mother is a professional figure skating and hockey coach and a Color Street Nail Stylist.

She thoroughly enjoys being a sports mom to Mason’s brother Max and volunteering for the organizations Max is a part of in his sports life.

When she’s not on the ice, she enjoys serving as Vice President on the Wagon Wheel Figure Skating Club Board of Directors to help enhance the workings of the skating club.

She dedicates lots of time to the Mason Wasz Foundation and is passionate about keeping Mason’s memory and little helper spirit alive. It’s an amazing thing to be able to help people in his memory. 

Email me: melissaw@masonwasz.org

Lisa Gorsage


Bio coming soon

Email me: lisag@masonwasz.org

Jeremy Villacorta


Jeremy joined the Mason Wasz Foundation Board through Mason’s parents Michael & Melissa, who at the time, served as youth hockey coaches for Jeremy’s daughter. As time developed throughout the years, family friendships ensued. The Mason Wasz Foundation position for Treasurer had been vacant and when asked to help fill the spot, Jeremy humbly accepted.

Jeremy’s professional career is in Cybersecurity as an experienced global leader with a successful record of managing motivated, high performance, and talented individuals.

Jeremy resides in the Northwest suburbs of Hawthorn Woods, IL along with his wife Michelle and two children Xander and Avery. The family enjoys spending time together engaging in all types of outdoor activities especially ice hockey and snowboarding.

Email me: jeremyv@masonwasz.org

Non Board Member Volunteers

Dennis Gade

Donations Chairman

Mason’s Grandfather. Bio coming soon.

Email me: dennisg@masonwasz.org

Maxwell Wasz

Junior Ambassador

Max is in 8th Grade and loves talking about his brother Mason. Mason’s passing crushed Max as all he ever wanted was a brother. His green-dyed hair is a tribute to his younger brother.

Max is an accomplished travel baseball player, an avid hockey fan/player, and recently started playing volleyball.

Want to work with us?

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