Founder and Executive Director
Jane Cosco is a retired middle school teacher who brings 36 years of experience with children in grades five through eight to the Operation Goody Bag team. As Executive Director, she is responsible for the conception of the Operation Goody Bag Model and spearheads the OGB mission. Her many awards for leadership in innovative projects coupled with her ability to motivate students through her personal touch, proved to be the winning combination in the conception of Operation Goody Bag. For her extraordinary efforts to remember 9/11, President George W. Bush recognized Jane in 2009 with the nation’s highest civilian volunteer service award, “The President’s Call to Service Award”. Jane’s unwavering dedication to honoring those who serve is an inspiration to us all.
Neal McGarry is the CEO of the Florida State Certification Board and the former President of the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium for Alcohol and Drug Counselors, which services all fifty States and the US Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard. As Treasurer of Operation Goody Bag, Neal is responsible for the preparation of the organizations total budget and adherence thereto. After the tragedy of September 11th , Mr. McGarry was inspired by the Operation Goody Bag team and their mission.
Joseph Muscarella is a design professional with experience in product design, interior design, and branding. He brings nine years of design experience to the Operation Goody Bag team. As Creative Director and member of the Board of Directors, he has overseen the successful rebranding of the charity’s Logo and continues to develop and deliver the organization’s strategic planning and growth development strategies. Mr. Muscarella began his involvement with the OGB team as a way to commemorate his family members service in World War II and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Shelli Decker is a design professional with experience in graphic design, interior design, and branding. She brings seven years of design and branding experience to the Operation Goody Bag team. As OGB’s Art Director and a member of the Board of Directors, she is responsible for the award winning OGB logo, and her branding expertise has helped shape the new look and spirit of the organization. As New Jersey native, Ms. Decker is inspired by the strength and support of her home state’s First Responders during and after Superstorm Sandy and thanks them for their daily sacrifices through her work with Operation Goody Bag.