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Board

The Board of Trustees are a group of diverse professionals, some of whom have a family connection with Turner Syndrome. Their role of governance and fiscal responsibility are integral to the sustainability of programs developed to achieve and further the social impact of this women’s health initiative.

Meet the Board of Trustees

Laura Fasciano
Suzanne Bousquet, Ph.D
Danielle Moore, Ph.D.
Dawn Petr, M.Eng.
Rosemary Scales, RN, MSN
Doreen Sullivan


Director and Founding President

Laura Fasciano
Turner Syndrome Foundation Trustee
Director and Founding President 

Contact:
PO Box 726, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Tel:  800-594-4585
Fax: 800-594-3862
Email:  lfasciano@tsfusa.org

Laura Fasciano is Director and Founding President of the Turner Syndrome Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded upon the principals of advancing communications, supporting research initiatives, and providing transformative resources to professionals.

Laura has corporate and entrepreneurial experience specializing in administration and business management in the information technology and construction sector.  She earned a certificate at The Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School for nonprofit leaders.

Following a late diagnosis of her youngest child, she organized the Turner Syndrome NJ Chapter in 2008.  In December 2009, the entity reorganized and incorporated as the Turner Syndrome Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, with a vision to mainstream this lifetime condition to improve quality care outcomes.

Her commitment and innovative approach have gained momentum and national support.  She organized an esteemed medical advisory board and executive board of directors. Since the inception of this project in 2008, Laura has successfully facilitated information conferences, media coverage, monthly electronic newsletters, a website, blog and social networking arenas, exhibited at state and international conferences, established fundraising campaigns, and continues to support research and provide support to those affected by Turner Syndrome.

In 2010, Team TSF was organized as a national awareness campaign to reduce the age of diagnosis, and a community of support for Turner Syndrome.

In 2011, shortly after a request for increased activity from the medical advisory board, she trekked to Washington, D.C. declaring the needs of people with Turner Syndrome. She frequently visits, writes and speaks with legislatures and industry about issues to improve care and life outcomes of individuals and families affected by this disorder. In September, Laura was honored to present “An Advocates Perspective: Translation of Care Guidelines” as invited faculty at the Winthrop University Hospital International Symposium on Turner Syndrome.

In 2012, a professionally documented film entitled, “The Importance of Early Diagnosis of Turner Syndrome” was created through a fully funded grant from Genentech featuring Dr. Henry Anhalt, DO and a family diagnosed before birth.

In 2013 collaborated with AACE and Scherer Clinical Communications to create an online learning activity (CME) entitled, “Identifying and Managing Care of Girls with Turner Syndrome” that yielded over 27,000 learners on Medscape.  This activity was fully funded by Novo Nordisk. Lead the charge to Declare the month of February as Turner Syndrome awareness month signed into law by NJ Gov. Chris Christie. Spoke on pediatric grand rounds at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center Meridian Hospital.

In 2014, she contributed to the Endocrine Society’s Hormone Health Network, Transitions Task Force, and faculty at a national stakeholders conference for the proposed Turner Resource Network.


Director of Education and Professional Development

Suzanne Bousquet, Ph.D.
Turner Syndrome Foundation Trustee, Secretary
Director of Education and Professional Development

Academic Affairs, Associate Provost
Kean University
Union, New Jersey

Contact:
PO Box 726, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Tel:  800-594-4585
Fax: 800-594-3862

Suzanne G. Bousquet received her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Rutgers University in 1982.  In 1984, she joined the faculty at Kean University (then Kean College of New Jersey), where she is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs.  In addition to serving on the faculty, her previous roles include Chairperson and Executive Director of the School of Psychology.  At Kean University, Suzanne has taught undergraduate courses in cognition (memory processes), perception (vision and audition), and statistics.  At the graduate level, she has taught research methods.  Suzanne has received university and state awards for her teaching and service.  Suzanne’s published research includes studies of visual illusions and the perception of time, and she has collaborated on projects on the psychology of aesthetics and issues of academic integrity.  In her early career at Kean, Suzanne served as the first faculty Director of Learning Assistance, and helped establish a variety of student academic services to support the academic success of students with diverse learning styles and needs.


Director of Scientific Affairs

Danielle Moore, Ph.D.
Turner Syndrome Foundation Trustee
Director of Scientific Affairs

Contact:
PO Box 726, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Tel:  800-594-4585
Fax: 800-594-3862

Danielle Moore grew up in central New Jersey and graduated from Drew University in Madison New Jersey in 2004. She received her doctorate in biomedical science from the University of Connecticut in 2009, and she has extensive research experience in endocrinology, neurology, and psychiatry. She continued to pursue basic research through additional postdoctoral training at Duke University Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and within the Neuroendocrine and Mouse Behavioral Core Facility.  Most currently, she expanded her skills from basic research into regulated clinical research and is now certified as a clinical research associate by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.  Danielle has combined unique experiences with all stages of research: cells and tissues in petri dishes, animal physiology and behavior, and most recently Phase III clinical trials.

Danielle is deeply passionate about creating transparent communication between patients, doctors, and scientists, as well as improving science education. As a result, she is thrilled and excited to pour her scientific training and expertise to help create and encourage research opportunities within the Turner Syndrome Foundation.


Information Technology 

Dawn Petr, M.Eng.
Turner Syndrome Foundation Trustee
Technical Support

Contact:
PO Box 726, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Tel:  800-594-4585
Fax: 800-594-3862

Dawn Petr earned a Master of Engineering in Computer Science from Cornell University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She worked in the telephony and software consulting industries for several years, architecting, developing and testing software for several years. Her positions required project management and leadership skills in addition to technical knowledge and the ability to write comprehendible detailed technical documents for proposals and as product references. Two patents were granted for collaborative efforts during her stint as an “in-house” consultant  for Bell Communications Research.

After a break of many years to be “Mom”, she began volunteering part time for  the Turner Syndrome Foundation. Dawn now devotes a substantial amount of time implementing technical systems to facilitate the operations of TSF. Since she began volunteering two years ago, she has done the following:

Introduced and administered additional organizational and cooperative methods using solutions such as  Huddle
Designed a data model and configured Salesforce to track and manage the foundation’s contacts
Cleaned, standardized and imported existing data from several sources
Assisted in operational process definition with an eye to automating as much as possible.
Integrated apps such as Click & Pledge and Campaign Monitor with Salesforce to perform auxiliary functions.
Served on the Executive Board as Treasurer, attending board meetings, a biobanking bootcamp at Genetic Alliance and the 2014 Turner Resource Network Symposium.
Dawn resides in NJ with her husband of 20 years and their two teenage sons.


Director of Patient Care

Rosemary Scales, MS, RN
Turner Syndrome Foundation Trustee, Vice President
Director of Patient Care

Contact:
PO Box 726, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Tel:  800-594-4585
Fax: 800-594-3862

Rosemary Scales, RN, MSN
I worked as a pediatric nurse in several states.  Then after receiving my MS in Nursing Administration, I changed to Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Utah where I became particularly interested in Turner Syndrome patients.  This continued after a move to Washington though I am now mostly retired and do home teaching for growth hormone patients.


Treasurer

Doreen Sullivan

Turner Syndrome Foundation Trustee, Treasurer

Contact:
PO Box 726, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Tel:  800-594-4585
Fax: 800-594-3862

My late husband, Gary, was a founding board trustee of the Turner Syndrome Foundation. Over the years I actively volunteered by his side and have since filled his position as trustee upon his passing. As a volunteer, I have co-chaired the Annual Holiday Party, participated in New Jersey Marathon at part of the team, attending numerous programs and helped other families in support of this mission.

Currently, I am pursuing a career in Real Estate.  I Graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Business Degree and held a ten year career as a children’s wear buyer for a large retail chain. I owned my own consignment shop when I met my dear husband Gary. We were blessed with two incredible children. I then was a stay at home mom and caretaker to my husband when he became ill. I am sure He is incredibly proud of our children Paul, and Olivia, a 14 year old with TS. We believe these females are so incredibly special. Gary would be very proud of all that the Foundation has accomplished.

Thank you for this honor.


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