Gina Fortunato – Board President

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.

Colleen Siedlecki  – Vice President

Colleen has spent most of her life dedicated to animal rescue and volunteering countless hours in the mission of making the lives of cats and dogs better. Once Colleen learned about Happy Trails, she knew her mission needed to be expanded to include rescuing and rehabilitating farm animals, which are not the typically the focus of other rescue organizations. In 2016, Colleen joined the HTFAS Board of Directors and then in 2018 was elected Vice President. This position affords her the opportunity to make a real impact on the lives of animals and provides her an excuse to spend all her time with them.  Colleen currently serves as the Manager of Animal Control Services for the City of Cleveland, and previously served as the Project Manager of the Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.

Bob Stevens – Board Treasurer

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 Llorens

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 Godfrey

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.