Turchi Foundation Board of Directors

Toni Turchi

Founder and Executive Director, Toni Turchi Foundation

Toni Launched the Toni Turchi Foundation in 2012, following a diagnosis/treatment of triple-negative breast cancer.  She endured five (5) months of chemo, a double mastectomy, and thirty-six (36) rounds of radiation. She’s worked extensively raising funds for Cleveland Clinic’s Learner Research Institute. Today, much of Toni’s time is spent researching the importance of life-style change and how it can use the mind-body connection to a cancer patient’s advantage to enhance both mental and physical health. She serves as a patient advocate for newly-diagnosed women/men with breast cancer and her mission is to aid and inspire hope for women affected by breast cancer. Toni refers to herself as “NED” – No Evidence of Disease, and takes nothing and no one for granted.

Toni is responsible for the operations, management, administration, and the grant making decisions for the TTF.  Most importantly, she is accountable to the people it serves, to its funders, the attorney general, and the general public.

Lynn Suplicki

Accountant & Supervisor, The D’Amore Tatman Group LLC

Mrs. Suplicki is a graduate of the University of Akron and is a Supervisor in the Tax and Financial Services department at the D’Amore Tatman Group, LLC located in Beachwood, Ohio. She has over 15 years’ experience providing individual, corporate and not-for-profit tax compliance, planning and consultation for the Firm’s privately held business clients. In addition to her tax duties, she is also responsible for the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and related bookkeeping services including monthly closings and budget preparation. Previously, Mrs. Suplicki spent several years in the accounting departments at several local private companies, including a position as the corporate Controller at a manufacturer of equipment used in the water industry.

Raymond P. Turchi

President in North America, REA Elektronik Inc.

Ray Turchi is the President of REA Elektronik, Inc. in North America since May 2004. Ray started REA in the USA as a joint venture with REA Elektronik, in Germany.  Ray has over 25 years of sales and general management experience, including managing vertical sales groups, corporate accounts, and large sales organizations.  Other background includes Director of Sales for a large sales organization at Domino Amjet, and Vice President of Bishamon Industries.  Additionally, he has been a senior sales person for Stanley Vidmar a division of Stanley Works.

Ray is married to Toni Turchi and together they have one child; 16-year old, Anthony.  He lives in Aurora, Ohio and is active as a sponsor for the local recreation sporting teams in Aurora, active in his church at Parkside, and makes contributions to several organizations locally.


Judy Fitzgerald

Consumer Advocate for Phase I Trial of Adjuvant Therapy With an α-lactalbumin Vaccine in Patients With Non-Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer at High Risk of Recurrence

Judy was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in 2009 and her treatment included a double mastectomy and reconstruction. Since her diagnosis, she has been an active advocate for breast cancer prevention and founded <em>Sisters4Prevention </em>in 2010.  Judy serves as a consumer advocate for the <em>Department of Defense Breast Cancer Grant Program</em> and is an active blogger on social media.  Her passion is diet and lifestyle changes that can help survival as well as supporting the development of a vaccine for the prevention of breast cancer.  Judy is a graduate of Providence College with a BS in Chemistry and served as a science and computer teacher until her retirement in 2008. In 2015, she was selected by Ford Motor Company as a “Warrior in Pink” for her service to the breast cancer community.

Judy, who’s well-read in the area of women’s health, is primarily responsible for conceptualizing, writing, editing and promoting all the content for the Toni Turchi Foundation website.

Anthony Turchi

Marketing and Promotions

Anthony is the only child of Toni Turchi and a Junior at Aurora High School, Aurora, Ohio. At the young age of 11, Anthony witnessed his mom battle the disease of breast cancer for an entire year.  He’s been an integral part in the TTF’s fundraising efforts, serves as an assistant in all administrative areas, and assists in the back-end of the website’s content.

Honorary Advisory Board Members

Timothy A. Boyko, ESQ

Boyko, Dobeck & Weaver

Tim Boyko is an experienced attorney and serves as Of Counsel with the Cleveland law firm of Mansour Gavin. Tim practices in the areas of probate and estate planning, including wills, trusts and powers of attorney, elder law, real estate and business law. He previously served as managing partner of the law firm of Boyko, Dobeck & Weaver before joining Mansour Gavin in late 2016. He is currently admitted to practice law in both the State of Ohio and the State of Florida, as well as the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio.

Tim represents individuals, companies and non-profit organizations in his practice. He has extensive experience in estate planning, probate and elder law matters, as well as in representing clients with business and real estate matters. In addition, Tim counsels clients with issues involving Florida probate, estate planning and real estate.

Tim is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, Parma Bar Association, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Tim is a member of the City of Parma Civil Service Commission, is a Magistrate in the Broadview Heights Mayor’s Court, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the UH Parma Medical Center. Mr Boyko involves himself with various community organizations, including serving as legal counsel for the Tri-City Youth Football League and the Ukranian Catholic Diocese.

Tim has three children, Corey, Brent and Raechel, and in his spare time enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. Tim is also greatly involved in fundraising for The Patty Boyko Foundation in memory of his late wife; the Foundation provides comfort services to cancer patients.

**Tim lost his wife Patty (of thirty-four years) to breast cancer on February 21, 2012. He, along with their daughter Raechel, launched The Patty Boyko Foundation, a 501(c)(3) in 2016.


Heather Freemont

President of Marketing, and Regional Director of Operations for Maplewood Senior Living

Heather  is a licensed health care administrator with over twenty (20) years’ experience leading operations, sales and marketing for senior living communities.  She currently serves on the board of the Ohio Assisted Living Association as well as the Community Design Review Board.  Heather has been a long-time friend of Toni’s and assists her in the marketing strategy of the foundation including social media, campaigns, events & digital marketing.


Charisse Louis

President/Creative Director + Digital Design Manager at Charene Creative

Charene Creative specializes in building and creating strong brands. Established in 1986 as a graphic design agency, Charene Creative has built its success over the years on a strong tradition of customer service, innovative technology and design.

Regardless of size, scope or medium, Charene Creative can deliver everything from web design, social media, print and digital publications as well as brochures, product catalogs and adding vehicle graphics to your company fleet. Their integrated approach combines creative thinking with marketing strategy and technology to increase customer awareness, traffic and sales.


Scientific Advisory Board Members

Vincent K. Tuohy, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine

Dr. Tuohy has had a long history of research on understanding the autoimmune mechanisms involved in tissue-specific destruction. His most recent work has focused on harnessing the full strength of autoimmune tissue destruction to generate a novel breast cancer vaccine designed to provide safe and effective primary prevention of triple negative breast cancer, the most lethal of all breast malignancies. He has used a similar strategy to develop another vaccine designed to prevent epithelial ovarian carcinoma, the most lethal of all human gynecologic malignancies. Clinical trials are planned to determine the dosage and safety of these vaccines and ultimately the efficacy of these vaccines in preventing these adult onset cancers.

Staff, Department of Immunology, Cleveland Clinic
Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine
Mort and Iris November Distinguished Chair in Innovative Breast Cancer Research

Tel: 216-445-9684
Cell: 216-213-8734
Email: [email protected]

Prevention is the Cure”

Dr. Kathleen Ruddy, MD

Breast Cancer Surgeon

Dr. Ruddy’s commitment to helping women with breast cancer began early in her medical career, when her own mother was diagnosed with the disease. After completing her surgical residency as Chief Resident in 1994, Dr. Ruddy was chosen as the first Fellow on the Breast Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The following year, Cancer Treatment Centers of America recruited her to establish the Breast Service at the Clara Mass Medical Center, where she has since cared for more than 6,000 patients while conducting research and initiating projects that focus on how best to deal with the growing epidemic of breast cancer—by trying to understand its causes, rather than focusing exclusively on its cures, with the goal of preventing the disease.



Help us inspire hope for No Evidence of Disease (NED) by providing assistance to women who have fallen into severe financial distress following a diagnosis of breast cancer, so they can focus their attention on wellness and achieving a better outcome and improved quality of life