Jeff Turse is the husband of Angela and Uncle to Arianna. Jeff graduated from Lackawanna College with a degree in Criminal Justice. Jeff is a retired police office after 16 years of service. Jeff owns three companies the longest of which is going on 8 years now. Jeff said, "I never imagined myself being on a Board of Directors for any non-profit organizations. Once Arianna was born and we ran our first event, my wife and I talked about continuing to raise money. After 2 years we founded Arianna's CDH Foundation. This has become a love of mine and my family. We take pride in all of our events, donations and CDH Families that we can help. By being a part of this organization it has brought such pride and a closeness of our family."
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Amy Kazinetz is a Regional Sales Administrator at Forbo Flooring Systems in Hazleton PA. She is a graduate of Kutztown University with a degree in Sports Management. Amy is a family friend of the Lugo’s and is honored to help keep Arianna’s memory alive and bring awareness to CDH.
She currently serves as the Secretary of Arianna’s CDH Foundation and couldn’t be happier to play a part in this organization's journey.
Ashley (Gennaro) Lugo is the mother of our CDH angel Arianna (12/29/12 - 2/26/13). Arianna was born at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with left-sided CDH. Arianna received her CDH repair a month after birth and endured many complications in her short yet meaningful life. She fought for two months and earned her wings on February 26th, 2013. Ashley and her husband, GySgt Eric Lugo are also the parents of a healthy beautiful boy, Ean.
Ashley graduated from Kutztown University in 2010 with a B.S in Psychology. Ashley and her family live in California where she is currently pursing an American Sign Language degree. She serves as the Vice President for our foundation. Ashley is honored to serve our local CDH community in hopes to take a small burden off the families enduring this diagnosis. She is obliged for the love, support, and determination displayed through the foundation in keeping Arianna's memory alive.
Jeffrey Turse - Chief of Technology
Angela Turse - President
Ashley Lugo - Vice President
Anthony Gennaro - Treasurer
Angela Gennaro Turse is a full-time professional school counselor at a high school in Pennsylvania. Angela acquired her Master’s Degree from Bucknell University and is a proud undergraduate alumnus of Penn State University. Angela serves as the President on the board of Arianna’s CDH Foundation. Her passion lies within the not for profit and keeping Arianna’s name alive. Angela is happily married to Jeff Turse who also serves on the board as the Chief of Technology. Together they have two beautiful boys; Gianni and Jaxson. Arianna is Angela’s niece; the moments she was able to share with Arianna are treasured. Angela’s goals are to bring awareness to CDH and do more for the families who experience the great loss of a child and diagnosis of CDH. Angela expresses her gratitude toward Arianna’s life; she states, “Arianna has given me more purpose then I had imagined I ever had and has solidified my relationship to God and my family.”
Anthony Gennaro dedicates his time as the company Treasurer of Arianna’s CDH foundation. His full time job is being a Material Manager and his love of nature influenced a part-time job in landscaping. Anthony’s beautiful wife, Tara, also devotes her time in our foundation as a committee member. Arianna is the niece of Anthony and Tara. Anthony states, “I am truly honored to be a part of this amazing foundation. Arianna’s passing has changed our lives in so many ways; God has a path and reason for everything. I am blessed to have a loving and close knit family who is strong especially in times of need. As Arianna might not be here with us physically her spirit lives in all of our hearts and never will be forgotten.”
Samantha Perkowski is the wedding and events coordinator at Edgewood by Sand Springs. She is working toward her master’s degree in Professional Media Writing through East Stroudsburg University and in her spare time she enjoys volunteering with the Miss Greater Hazleton Scholarship Pageant and teaching CCD classes at her church. Samantha is honored to be able to serve on the board of directors for Arianna's CDH Foundation and is so excited to see what wonderful things the organization can do for CDH families and awareness in the future.
Samantha Perkowski - Executive Manager
Amy Kazinetz - Secretary