After 15 years in a leadership role with Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Gina Fortunato followed her dream of working in the animal health industry where she serves as VP of Veterinary Services for Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group, providers of the ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance Plans. She loves helping pet owners keep their furry friends healthy. In her free time, Gina enjoys staying active with kayaking, dragon boating and riding horses. Gina has three horses and three cats, who have happily made their home in her barn. Gina is proud to serve as President for the Happy Trails Board of Directors.
Bob is the founder of Companion Pets of Cleveland and a current Parent Surrogate of the Ohio Dept. of Education. He is the current Senior Network Relations Consultant for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. He is a happily married father of two humans and three pups. Bob has a passion for animal welfare, and has volunteered for different nonprofit organizations to better the world for animals and humans alike.
Lorie worked for more than 20 years as a print and broadcast journalist as well as a public relations and communications professional for both corporate and nonprofit organizations. She was a member of the Marine Mammal Stranding Team and an educational docent at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida; serves as a District Leader for the Humane Society of the United States, working with state and federal legislators on animal-welfare-related legislation; and has volunteered with other local rescue organizations. Lorie enjoys reading, writing, traveling, enjoying the outdoors with her dachshund and taking time to breathe the ocean or mountain air.
Aaron is a Physicist for Zin Technologies, an award winning high tech aerospace company in Middleburg Heights. He previously was employed by Energizer working on renewable energy. He is involved in local government as a Cuyahoga County Central Committee Member, representing Westlake 3-D, and serves on multiple committees for various political groups. Aaron is a long time animal lover, and has volunteered at local animal shelters for years. He joined the Happy Trails team to better the lives of farm animals in need.
Rhonda is an accomplished attorney who received her B.S. from Bowling Green State University; M.B.A. from Cleveland State University; and J.D. from University of Toledo. Currently, magistrate, Akron Municipal Court (2004-present); currently, private practice attorney (2004-present); formerly, law clerk, Buckley King (2002-04); formerly, employed with, Lucas County Court of Common Pleas (2000-01). Rhonda has been with Happy Trails since early 2018. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her four dachshunds.
As a long-time animal lover, Ashley has been vegan for over 3 years and advocates for the welfare and rights of animals. While completing her Masters in Anthrozoloogy, much of Ashley’s studies focused on farmed animals inspiring her to become involved with a local sanctuary. In September of 2018, Ashley joined the HTFAS Board of Directors and since then became a member of the sanctuaries volunteer team. Ashley is a professional dancer with the Cleveland-based company, The Movement Project, as well as a Teacher Assistant with their School of Dance. She is the proud guardian of 3 cats, 2 rats, and 1 hedgehog. She enjoys canoeing, traveling, and anything bettering the lives of animals.