The Zsido Ranch

Our Vision For The Zsido Ranch.

Advisory Board Members

Fr. Mario Alexis Portella is a priest of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Florence, Italy. He was born in New York and received his Doctorate (Summa cum laude) in Canon Law and Civil Law at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. He also possesses an M.A. in Medieval History from Fordham University inNew York and a B.A. in Government & Politics from St. John’s University, also in New York. He is author of Ethiopian and Eritrean Monasticism and co-author of Abyssinian Christianity – The First Christian Nation? among other books and publications.

Johanna Burke is the Founder of Fight 4 Autism. She is a loving mother of two boys, Aidan, who is 17 years old and has severe autism, and Dailey,who is 15 years old.Johanna is a licensed attorney in New Jersey. She is a graduate of Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey and obtained her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Montclair State University, New Jersey. She was the Walk Co-Chair for the Northern NJ Autism Speaks Walk for 2014 and has been a Member of the Northern NJ Autism Speaks Community Awareness Committee for the past 6 years.She was a Board Trustee for the Hawthorne Board of Education and the Chairperson for the Special Education Committee for the Board of Education.