Sarah Salluzzo and Jonina Turzi founded Lancaster Farm Sanctuary in July 2017. Sarah and Jonina are motivated by their love for animals, humans and the environment and founded the sanctuary in an effort to provide compassionate connections between humans and the lovely beings they typically view as mere commodities.
Lancaster Farm Sanctuary is currently home to rescued cows, chickens, goats, ducks, sheep and Tammy the Turkey. Please consider a donation to help Lancaster Farm Sanctuary further their work.
Sarah Salluzzo - President and Co-founder
Sarah is from Lancaster County and is a graduate of Manheim Township High School. She graduated with a BA from Millersville University and then went on to obtain an MA in Media Studies from The New School University, and an MSW from Millersville University. She is a life-long devoted friend to all animals. She is cofounder of Lancaster Farm Sanctuary, a volunteer district leader for Humane Society of the United States, and an inpatient rehabilitation drug and alcohol therapist. Sarah is a yoga practitioner with a long history of social activism.
Christopher Wenger - Vice President
Chris was born and raised in Lancaster County and feels honored to serve his community. He is board certified in internal medicine by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. He is also board certified in cardiovascular medicine, with sub-specialty board certifications in adult echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Wenger is also certified in clinical lipidology by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology and proudly serves in the Preventive Cardiology and Lipid Apheresis clinics at The Heart Group where he treats metabolic and genetic cholesterol issues via nutrition counseling and drug therapy. He strongly advocates for whole-food and plant-based nutrition and is an active member of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. He has given a multitude of lectures that cover various topics in nutritional science as they relate to cardiovascular disease and other chronic disease states.
Courtney Kokus - Secretary
Courtney is a local marketing professional with a passion for animal welfare. Courtney organizes the hugely successful Lancaster VegFest, an annual vegan festival that promotes the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, and owns Faux Moccs, a vegan leather baby shoe and apparel business. Courtney’s husband, Jon, owns local bike shop, Gretna Bikes, and they have two wonderful boys together.
Kenneth Kline - Founding Board Member
Ken is a devoted animal rights advocate, yogi, and local business leader. He received his college education degrees from Colgate University and Sarah Lawrence College in 1972 with a BA in performing and visual arts. His Employment from 1981 to present is as President of K&W Tire Co., Inc.
Rebecca Kline - Founding Board Member
Becky is a deeply compassionatel animal rights advocate, yogi, and poet, as well as a former Assistant Curator of Film at Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, Pa. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and was also employed by the University of Pittsburgh as curatorial assistant in their Comparative Literature and Humanities Program. She served as past Vice President of the Unitarian Cooperative Nursery School in Lancaster, and President of the Lancaster Figure Skating Club, on both of their Boards. The core of her life has been spent raising and nurturing two children and caring for many animals (both large and small) while pursuing an avocation in creative writing. She is currently Corporate Secretary of K&W Tire Company in Lancaster, Pa, serving on it’s Board of Directors.
Sara Lynn Petrosky - Founding Board Member
While in law school, Sara was on Law Review, won the Stern Moot Court Competition and was a finalist in the National Moot Court Competition. She received her initial legal training at Pepper, Hamilton & Sheetz and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius before working exclusively on behalf of doctors and hospitals for the last two and a half decades.
In addition to her commitment to representing health care providers, Sara has dedicated a great deal of time to public service. For several years, she was the Executive Director of the Volunteers for Indigent Program, a Philadelphia Bar Association program that matches volunteer lawyers with indigent clients. Sara served on the Board of Commissioners of Nether Providence Township, Delaware County, for twelve years, and as President of the Board for six years. She also has served on the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession, the Board of Family and Community Services of Delaware County, the Delaware County Open Space Committee, and the State Board of Medicine.
Sara became a vegan in the early 2000s and continues to promote animal rights in whatever way she can. She is an active member of the Philadelphia Vegetarian Social Club and the Lancaster County Vegan meetup groups.
Sara is originally from Lancaster County and raised her children in Delaware County. Now she, her husband and the three dogs that rescued them split their time between Philadelphia and Mount Joy in Lancaster County.
Jonina Turzi - Treasurer and Co-founder
Jonina was born and raised in Lancaster County and feels grateful for the connections about spirituality, wellness, yoga, and farm animals she learned about here. She is a cofounder of Lancaster Farm Sanctuary, a volunteer district leader for HSUS, and a doctor of physical therapy and yoga educator. She owns a private physical therapy practice in Lancaster City, where she provides functional manual therapy, and a variety of postural and osteopathic interventions for chronic and complex pain including visceral and craniosacral therapies. She also owns West End Yoga, a yoga studio, and Yoga Sanctuary School, a yoga teacher training and continuing education business for wellness practitioners and serious yoga students.