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Board Members

Liz Balogh Director and President

Lizabeth Balogh is the owner of Chrysaliz Design, LLC. of Toms River, NJ. As an Interior Designer she has witnessed the powerful effect that environment can have on an individual. Liz believes that often this effect can influence the mind, body and spirit connection necessary to create a balance so necessary in life. This knowledge coupled with the desire to use interior design in a way to help others going through the healing process led to the vision that would become Lin’s Linens, Inc.
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Thomas Salerno Director and General Counsel

Thomas J. Salerno lives in Phoenix, Arizona where he is a partner in the international law firm of Squire Sanders & Dempsey, LLP in its corporate group. Tom is a graduate of Rutgers University and the University of Notre Dame Law School.
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Lin Salerno Director and Secretary

Lin Salerno lives in Clark, New Jersey where she is a Lease Administrator of the corporate real estate company Mack-Cali. Lin was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997 and is currently being treated for a reoccurrence. Her passion for animals, specifically her horses, keeps Lin active and optimistic about the future.
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Isabella Rodrigues Director and Scientific Advisor

Isabella M. Rodrigues lives in Westfield, New Jersey, where she manages pharmaceutical clinical trials and oncology research in the New York region. In her previous positions, Isabella worked extensively with oncology patients undergoing several different treatments. Isabella holds degrees in Biology and Psychology; she also received a Ph.D. in Biology with a concentration in Pharmacology from Penn State University.
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Mickey Stevens Vice President and Treasurer

Michaeline Stevens is New Jersey born, raised, educated and employed. Receiving a degree in elementary education from Kean University (then College), she taught for a few years in private schools before returning to the business world. Mickey has worked in customer service and sales of specialized type equipment in the industrial, nuclear, and space arenas. Retiring for four years to care for an elderly parent, Mickey returned to business via financial lending where she has remained for the past 12 years. Originally specializing in SBA lending, Mickey now acts as administrator for Insurance and Real Estate Compliance.
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Gail Antonik Co-Director of Donations and Fundraising

Gail P. Antonik serves as Co-director of Donations and Fundraising for Lin’s Linens, Inc. She resides now in Naples, Florida, retiring in 2004 after 36 years with Schering-Plough Corporation (a multi-national pharmaceutical company). Gail was a Business Development Specialist. In her position, she dealt with many U.S., Japanese and European drug companies, coordinating meetings and transfers of confidential data. She is a National Honor Society graduate of Sacred Heart HS, Elizabeth, NJ and a graduate of Claremont Secretarial School, NY. Gail met Lin while walking their dogs and became instant friends. She learned of Lin’s battle with cancer and then related the passing of her own mother at 52 of ovarian and breast cancer. Her involvement on our working Board and LLI’s unique approach to help others is a way that honors her mother’s memory.
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Diane Turzyn Co-Director of Donations and Fundraising

Diane Turzyn lives in West New York, New Jersey. A former stand-up comic who had to keep her day job  is now working in NYC as Associate in private investment firm. Diane two best friends were both diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006-2007 and they are now breast cancer survivors. For her she knows that first hand your environment does make a difference in recovery. Lin’s Linens Inc. is her way of giving back.
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Mark Calogero Director of IT and Systems

Mark Calogero is New Jersey born and raised. He has 15 years of experience working with the design trade and is President of Designer’s Resource Corp., a Lodi, NJ trade-only wholesale distribution center. He serves as a Director for Lin’s Linens, Inc. His personal experiences with friends and loved ones who have dealt with life altering illness and his everyday interaction with designers is a natural vehicle for introducing them to Lin’s Linens, Inc.
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Kristen Lanfrank Co-Director of Public Relations and Communications

Kristen Lanfrank is an artist and art educator in Monmouth County, NJ. She has been teaching high school art for twelve years. Kristen currently resides at the Jersey Shore with her husband and 2 sons. Kristen is honored and proud to be on the board of Lin’s Linens, Inc. using her considerable artistic strengths to contribute to making a difference in many womens’ lives.
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Fortune Abbruscato Co-Director Public Relations and Communications

Fortune Abbruscato lives in West NY, NJ . In recent years, she has seen many women in her life — co-workers, friends, family — affected by breast cancer. As an alumni of F.I.T, Fortune uses her creative skills to make invitations and personal greeting cards, using various mediums, such as digital photography and rubber stamping. Her card creations are presented to the Program Sister at the unveiling ceremony.
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