Lori DiMatteo-Fiocchi is a life long resident of Vineland, New Jersey, graduating from Vineland High School, attending Emerson College for Performing Arts, and graduating from Rowan University with a degree in Business Administration/Human Resources. She also holds a certification in Interior Design and is the proprietor of LA Designs, designing for both commercial and residential projects.
Lori/LA Designs was recognized by NJ DEP, Historic Preservation Office and the NJ Historic Sites Council for her work to preserve the Landis Theater, receiving The Historic Preservation Award in May 2011.
She is a former member of The Little Theater of Vineland and The League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT). She is current member of American Society of Interior Design (ASID) and until recently held a seat on the Cumberland County Tourism Council. She served on the Décor Committee for the Landis Marketplace, part of the revitalization project in the Mainstreet District of Vineland, which held its Grand Opening in June 2011.
Lori currently works with her fiancé, Hans Lampart, in the management of Brookfield Construction and Eastern Pacific Development, building senior housing. They are responsible for the restoration and reconstruction of The Landis Theater.
As the proprietor of LA Designs she was the decorator for Mori’s Restaurant and Banquet Room as well as other projects, including six Senior Apartment buildings and a Family Housing Community. Lori worked with her family at Mainline Flooring for many years. Prior to raising her children she was the Director of Human Resources at The American Institute for Mental Studies (AIMS) in Vineland.
Lori was the founder of the inaugural Board of Directors of The Landis Theater Foundation for which she served as President and was responsible for the creation of the Landis Theater Jr Actors program which included stage shows, workshops and summer camps.
She has been an involved parishioner of her Church, as a member of the Liturgy Committee, the Director of Arts and Environment and singing in the Choir. In 2015 Ms. DiMatteo-Fiocchi performed the female lead in a new play at the Ashley McCormick Center in Bridgeton as a part of The New Works Initiative subscription series.
She is honored to be President Emerita of The Board of Directors of The Landis Theater Foundation.
She has two sons, Sam, Jr. and Nicholas, and a grandson, Sammy, III.
Dr. Finnegan received her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania followed by a pediatric residency and fellowship in neonatology at the Philadelphia General Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Division. Dr. Finnegan has three honorary degrees: Doctor of Laws (Chestnut Hill College), Doctor of Science (Ursinus College), and Doctor of Science in Osteopathy (University of New England). Dr. Finnegan has been the recipient of many awards too numerous to mention. Over the past few decades, Dr. Finnegan has authored or co-authored more than 180 scientific publications and has spoken at scientific conferences in the United States and in many international settings where she has given nearly 1000 presentations on topics related to health issues in women and children. She has participated in international symposia, conferences and technical consultations or has been a visiting professor in 32 countries including Italy, France, Ireland, England, Portugal, Canada (Quebec, Manitoba, British Columbia), Venezuela, Mexico, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Israel, Sweden, the Philippines, Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide), the Soviet Union, New Zealand (Auckland, Palmerston, North, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch), Scotland, Austria, Norway, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Belgium, South Africa, the Republic of Tatarstan-Russia, Ukraine, Croatia, Slovenia, Uruguay, Spain, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Current and Past Volunteer Activities include: Drexel University College of Medicine Alumni Association Board of Directors (President-2012-2014); Drexel University’s Leadership Council for the President (2012-2014); Board of Trustees, Philadelphia Health Education Corporation of Drexel University (2012-2014); Avalon Yacht Club Board of Trustees, Membership Chair (2009-2015); Board of Directors, Avalon Performing Arts Council (President-2014-2016); Board of Trustees, Bay Atlantic Symphony (Fundraising Committee) (2012-present), Avalon Lions Club (2011-present) (Membership Committee). DUCOM Advisory Council to the President (2015-present).