Staff Contact List

Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Greater New York and Philadelphia Chapter
261 Madison Ave., 9th floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 646-568-2068
Fax: 646-607-4617

Gina Parziale, Executive Director,

Gina Parziale Gina comes to PHA with extensive experience in fundraising for health related charities. After graduating from Iona College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, she spent a year traveling throughout the US and Europe with the organization "Up With People." She worked 6 years as a fundraising event coordinator for the Muscular Dystrophy Association followed by 6 years as Executive Director for the American Liver Foundation.  Gina's passion is empowering patients and loved ones of those affected by an illness to fight back by raising funds to find a cure and improve their lives.

Leslie Orlovsky, Director of Development,

Leslie Orlovsky Staff Photo Leslie Orlovsky has more than 16 years of professional experience in the nonprofit sector as a fundraiser. Possessing a strong background in volunteer and donor development, Leslie has developed and managed a variety of fundraising campaigns and special events. As the Director of Development, Leslie is working to build and expand the donor and event portfolio for the Greater New York and Philadelphia Chapter.

Marie Mascia-Rand, Director of Community Engagement for the Greater Philadelphia Area,

Marie Mascia-Rand Marie has joined PHA with both an extensive background in fundraising and as the mother of a child with the disease. As an architectural designer she was the advisor to the Foundation during the design and construction of the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. She later joined the MFCH development team as an event director and fundraiser. Marie's daughter Chloe was the first child to survive a major heart surgery with Prostacyclin during clinical trails. Together, they worked to create a world where PH patients had greater opportunities. As Director of Community Engagement, Marie merges her knowledge of fundraising and patient advocacy to inspire patients to empower themselves and to share how personal action can make a profound difference.

Juliette Pelletier, Development Manager,

Juliette Pelletier Juliette Pelletier has strong background in arts administration, fundraising, membership management and audience development, as well as 15 years of professional experience working with non-profit organizations, coordinating national and international exhibitions and personal experience as an artist. Juliette provides expertise in the areas of organizational consulting, strategic development, fundraising, marketing, public relations, promotion, event design and management.



Upcoming NY-Philly Chapter Events

Sunday, Sept. 20: Baltimore O2 breathe Walk at the Maryland Zoo
Sunday, Sept. 20: Power for PH Walk
Sunday, Oct. 4: Philadelphia O2 breathe Walk at the Philadelphia Zoo
Sunday, Oct. 10, 2015: Rock 'n' Roll Brooklyn™ 1/2 Marathon
Nov. 2015: 3rd Annual O2 breathe Gala

Recent NY-Philly Chapter Events

Sunday, May 31: NYC O2 breathe Walk at the South Street Seaport
Nov. 6, 2014: O2 breathe Gala, New York, NY

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