Karen Peluso has been involved with the NF effort since 1982. At that time her daughter was seriously impacted by NF type1 and she and her husband, Bert, were shocked by the lack of awareness of NF, as well as the fact that very little scientific research was being conducted into the genetics of NF and possible treatments.
Determined to change that, they sought out other families and patients who were living with NF and the organization now known as Neurofibromatosis Northeast was founded around a kitchen table. Read more
Director of Operations and Events
Diana joined NF Northeast in March 2015 and hit the ground running, taking the lead and growing the organization’s special events program at a pivotal point in its long history. Diana has a Master’s Degree in Communications Management and a Bachelor of Art Degree in Organizational Communication. She brings more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare event industry, including past roles planning and executing comprehensive fundraising events at Partners HealthCare, Lahey Health and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Read more
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NF Northeast was forced to furlough some of its employees. We hope that this reduction in staff is only temporary. Please be assured that the programs of NF Northeast are continuing at this time, and we are still here to be a resource for NF patients and their families.