Meet the Team
Jim & Terri Wasley
Jim and Terri created Meg's Smile Foundation in memory of their daughter Meg, who passed away from a brain tumor in January 2010. Jim and Terri are also parents to two beautiful children, Jake (14) and Izzy (3). As a family, they are truly devoted to making children's lives a little better through Meg's Smile Foundation.
“We knew we wanted to help other children while at the same time, keep Meg’s memory alive. We modeled our Foundation from the New England based Caroline’s Miracle Foundation, who provided Meg a “miracle” while being treated in Rhode Island. It was one of the last times we would see Meg smile and it meant so much to us, so we wanted to do something like this for other children.”
When Jim isn’t working on the Foundation, he is a Senior Financial Analyst at BB&T Bank in Raleigh, NC. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the State University of New York at Oswego. To his children’s (and wife's) embarrassment, he can rap “Rappers Delight” by The Sugar Hill Gang in its entirety. Did we mention that when Meg was sick, the Wasley family went on a road trip to New York…in an RV…with Jim dressed in a bathrobe (think Griswald Family). What this dad won’t do to make his kids and other kids “Smile!”
Terri trabaja a tiempo completo Profesor de Español (Terri is a full-time Spanish Teacher) at Holly Springs High School, and is gearing up for an exciting school trip to Spain this spring with her students. Terri is also a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego, where she and Jim met. When not teaching and working on Meg's Smile Foundation, Terri has a passion for running and just completed The New York City Marathon, to add to her many running accomplishments. She is also an Assistant Girls Lacrosse Coach.
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Mike Gutshall is the Vice Chairman of Meg's Smile Foundation and has been an inegral part of MSF since it's creation in 2011. Mike's love for kids and love for the Wasley family is what inspired him to become involved in the Foundation at it's inception.
Mike was born and raised in Pennsylvania and upstate New York. He received his degree from Penn State University and is currently the President of Kruger Inc in Cary NC, with the company headquarters in Paris, France. Mike is married to his beautiful wife Kristi and has two children, Jackson (15) and Riley (14). Mike describes himself as, "good looking, funny, charming, fit, studly, and humble." Mike has a great sense of humor for sure, but we all agree with his description!
Mike and his family have lived in Holly Springs nearly 20 years. Mike is very active in the Holly Springs community as a volunteer lacrosse and football coach. In his spare time, Mike enjoys hunting, fishing, ATV riding, and golf and stilll ikes to "live in the 80's!"
Board of Directors
Sean Mayefskie joined the MSF Board in 2014, and has brought so much to our Foundation. Sean was born in State College, PA, raised in Bowie, Maryland and is now a resident of Holly Springs, NC, where he is the owner of GMA Supply Company.
He has been married 20 years to his wife Patricia, and has 3 amazing kids, Sean, Monica, and Andrew. Sean is a past Chair of the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce in 2013, past President of the Triangle Y Soccer Club and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 12119. In his spare time he enjoys coaching kids soccer and lacrosse.
Sean is a very giving person and got involved with non-profit work to give back to those in need. “It was my way to thank God for all that he has given my family.” In this giving spirit, Sean decided he would grow his hair out and donate it to Locks of Love. (See picture). It had to be 13” or longer, and for 15 months he grew his hair from a shaved head to 13” in length. The day he went to donate the hair, the hair dresser, politely leaned over and whispered, ‘sir, they don’t take more than 5% grey hair’. Sean’s reply was, “it’s only 6%, so we should be good!” NOPE! 15 months and just watched it fall to the floor! “Read the fine print,” Sean says now!
Sean’s favorite Meg’s Smile Foundation event is the Golf Tournament. “I’m truly amazed at the number of people who donate their time and money to help this organization. As I walk around and talk to people during the event, many don’t even know who the founders are, they just know that the foundation does good work for a good cause and they want to be part of it.”
Board of Directors
Boyce Hudson joined the Meg's Smile Foundation Board of Directors in January, 2014, but Boyce is no stranger to MSF and has been an invaluable volunteer and supporter for many years. Boyce led the Meg's Smile Foundation Silent Auction Event to it's best year ever this past July.
Boyce has a very personal reason as to why he is so dedicated to helping children with serious illnesses. He, himself was diagnosed with cancer on July 11, 2006 and says that he became a survivor on that day. 8 years later he continues to look for ways to help others who are in the fight.
"Seeing the courage and strength of the children that MSF assists inspires me to do more, and to give more, and to find more ways to make a difference in the lives of those impacted by serious illness."
Boyce is an HR Manager for MetLife and lives in Holly Springs, NC. He has two children, Darian (19), who currently attends ECU, Boyce's own Alma Mater, and Allen (15), who is in High School. Boyce enjoys playing golf, fishing, and traveling the country with his son to watch Major Leage Baseball. When he's not on the golf course, or with his kids, Boyce says he would, "love to be in Key West, enjoying the fishing, sunsets and sense of peace it brings."
Board of Directors
Tom O'Brien joined the Meg's Smile Foundation Board of Directors in January, 2014, however, he has played such an important role since the Foundation's beginning. In 2010, Tom created what would eventually become the MSF Annual Golf Tournament as a fundraiser for The Wasley Family, as they battled Meg's illness. The tournament was so successful in its first year under Tom’s leadership, that it soon became the main fundraising event for Meg's Smile Foundation.
Tom is married with three children, and resides in Holly Springs, NC. He graduated from Seton Hall University with a B.A. and is currently employed at Time Warner. Tom is very involved in his community and with his family, and donates much of his time to coach baseball and basketball.
Tom enjoys most sports, however he truly LOVES the Dallas Cowboys, as well as the New York Yankees, and he won't hesitate to dress up in crazy costumes to make children (or adults) "Smile!"
Tom says, "Jim Valvano has impacted me as a coach, leader, and human being. Below is a quote that I live by."
"To anyone that is or has been affected by cancer or any other challenging life event, "Don't give up; don't ever give up!" We won't ever give up on any of you!" - Jim Valvano
Board of Directors
Jamie Oliver is the sister (and Meg’s Aunt) of Meg’s Smile Foundation Founder Jim Wasley. Jamie joined the Board of Directors in 2015. A Vestal, NY native, Jamie graduated from the State University of NewYork at Geneseo and is currently an IT Financial Analyst/Asset Manager at Stock Building Supply in Raleigh. Jamie is married to her husband Joe and has a son Wes who is currently enrolled at East Carolina University. Jamie also enjoys ballet/tap dancing and traveling visitng Disney where she and her husband go 3-4 times per year.
Jamie’s inspiration to serve on the Board of Meg’s Smile Foundation comes from the kids. Having seen her niece battle first hand, she knows how important it is to put smiles on the faces of these kids.
Jamie’s favorite Meg’s Smile Foundation event is the Silent Auction. “My absolutely favorite event of every year is the Silent Auction which takes place the evening before the golf tournament. I’ve been able to work on the auction for several years and it is so much fun! The auction has grown over the years but remains a down to earth community event. The amount of community support in donations and attendance amazes me.”