About NANF

National Autism and Neurofibromatosis (NANF), a non-profit foundation recently established with the intention to dedicate funding to prevention, cause, research and education for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectually Challenged and Neurofibromatosis. By raising public awareness on its effects on individuals and families, we will strive to enhance quality of life. Through the empowerment of children and adults with special challenges they can learn to live, work and participate in their community.

What We Do

National Autism and Neurofibromatosis Foundation (NANF), is a non-profit organization created to help educate, guide and support families who need help in navigating the many aspects of care in order to provide stable and supportive care. We are parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles etc., who personally deal with family members struggling with these conditions. We have been down many paths. Some were complete dead ends; some were straight paths to success; and some had many forks not knowing which to travel. We are here to help navigate these paths and which one is right for your individuals needs.

Our Officers

Frank Sorci

Frank Sorci was born on 2/ 1511971 in Palermo, Sicily and raised in Ciminna, Sicily, until he immigrated to the US in 1982. The family moved to Bensonhurst where he attended PS 204 and Edward B. Shallow Junior High School. While attending New Utrecht HS, Frank was hired for the position of stock personnel in Waldbaums and eventually moved his way up to Assistant Manager. Frank continued on to City College of NY graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He pursued his career at Walgreen Company, being hired as an Assistant Manager in 1997. Frank’s hard work and dedication enabled him to advance his career and became Store Manager in August 2001. During his 18 years of employment, Frank has directly managed the openings of 5 new locations for Walgreens. The last one being here in Bay Ridge.


Frank services his community as Vice President of The 86 Street Bath Beach Kiwanis Club. This year he was a member of the committee that headed the first annual Dream Prom for special needs children. He also participated in the annual holiday gift giving event at Block Institute which provided gifts and toys to over two hundred local children. Frank is also a member of The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Frank not only participates in community affairs on his personal time but also in community events
involving his professional setting. He was an intricate part in the growth and success of the Bay Ridge Green Market. He annually participates in the Tunnel to Tower Run, AIDs Walk, Walk to Cure Diabetes, Cancer Walk and Pietros Fight as a representative of Walgreens and the Bayridge Community.

Salvador Lee

Salvador Lee is an established professional with broad experience in leading special project teams to drive corporate performance goals and profitability. Accomplishments are demonstrated through expertise in designing, implementing, improving and managing complex reporting, accounting/business operations by utilizing appropriate human capital, technologies and external resources to build, motivate and repair organizations. He has spent 15+ years in major finance institutions such as Fidelity Investment, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, Citi Hedge Fund Services and most recently at AIG, where he was serving in the capacity for Recovery & Resolution Planning under the Dodd Frank legislation. He received his BS degree from Penn State University and his Masters from The George Washington University.

Robert Valitutto

Robert A. Valitutto has a long history working with Special Needs Children. As a parent of two Autistic boys and grandparent of a child with NF, Robert has seen the challengers families face. His teaching career (32 years) with the New York City public schools was dedicated to helping intellectually challenged students. Robert received his BS and Master Degree form Richmond College (CUNY). He also completed a 6th Year Certificate in Administration and Supervision. During the past 30 years, Robert has successfully managed and operated a Tax & Accounting business. He has seen his business grow from a few tax clients to a full service accounting business, offering tax preparation for personal and corporate, payroll service, and bookkeeping.

Joseph Gangemi

Our Directors

Gina Huie

Dana Mahoney

Jason Mahoney

Elena Valitutto

Albert Esposito Jr.

Marc T. Valitutto

Lori Valitutto