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Meet the Team


Marlana Miceli


Founder of LLF and Luca's mom! I believe in fairness and equality amongst all children, no matter how different their abilities are. My mission in life is to leave a positive mark on the world by making a difference in the special needs community. Genetic disorders are challenging enough and I hope that LLF helps to bring happiness to other families that are similar to mine!


Tina MacDonald


Ever since I was a little girl, I've had a passion for children. The strong desire to heal and nurture carried over to my career as a Pediatric Critical Care Nurse. I believe in inclusion and treating all with kindness and compassion. I am honored to be part of LLF and can't wait to link arms with a support our special needs communities!


Nicole Hollrah


I'm Luca's aunt! I reside in Texas with my husband, Brandon and our 10 year old son, Bryson. I am blessed to work for a company that focuses on respect for all people and that supports various organization though volunteer and donation activities. While not close in distance to Luca, he is close to my heart each and every day.  I look forward to seeing LLF touch so many families across the country!


Nicki Elliott


I am a Preschool teacher and Curriculum Coordinator! I am also a Registered Behavior Technician and previously worked as an ABA therapist for children with autism and other disabilities for over 7 years. I met Luca 5 years ago as his ABA therapist and he truly changed my outlook on life. HIs strength, job and "enjoy the simple things" personality are all contagious in the best way! Am am always smiling when I am with sweet Luca!


Kelli Catullo


I join LLF with over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit professional world. From hands on help to network development, I strongly believe in giving back and helping those that need it most in our communities! I am honored to be a part of LLF and to help to promote inclusion and equality for all our children!

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