About Us

Jennifer Lewis Hogan is the co-founder of LuvABox with her mother and business partner Jane Lewis. LuvABox was developed after the diagnosis of her 3.5 year old daughter with Leukemia in 2011.  Jennifer has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts in geography and environmental studies from McGill University. Jennifer has worked in the field of environmental education, foster care, and mental illness. Jennifer and Jane believe that healthy childhood development involves imaginative and unstructured play for children of all ages. Jennifer and her husband live in Virginia with their three children.


Jane Johnston Lewis is an entrepreneur at heart who has more than 20 years of experience in the field of education as a classroom teacher and as an accredited librarian. She brings knowledge of  the social, emotional and intellectual developmental needs in early childhood education to LuvABox.

As  Library Head in a private school in CT she created and  developed curriculum support materials for classroom teachers K-12 and organized professional development programs for CAIS (Ct Association of Independent School)  librarians. She has a B.A. major in sociology and minor  music and a Masters of Library Science. She received certification as a Primary School Specialist (K- Grade 2) and professional certification in Education Administration and Leadership. She is taking her ability to lead and  to make a difference in the lives of children in a new direction with LuvABox.Jane lives with her husband and two sweet Labs (Hunter & Bailey) in New Haven Ct when she is not traveling to visit her five children and 7 grandchildren.


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Trained as a visual merchandiser Daniela holds a Master Degree in Interior & Production Design. With over 12 years of creative industry experience she now works as a freelance graphic designer and has built a sideline business in furniture upcycling. She resides in Chicago with her two children, her dog Marley & her cat Namoo.

 

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Valerie Migliore has been in education for over 30 years. She is Curriculum Director at The Speech Academy, a private special education school in Connecticut. Previously, Valerie has served in a variety of positions: as Head of School at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Virginia, Summer Academy Director and lower school faculty member at Hamden Hall Country Day School in Ct. She has taught children in most grade levels from PreK through Grade 12 in both private and public schools.

Educating children of all ages and abilities is Valerie’s passion. Valerie’s philosophy of education is founded on the belief that attending to the social emotional aspects of a child’s learning is the key ingredient for future success.  When a child feels loved, accepted, and respected by his/her peers, it allows creativity to flow unobstructed.
Valerie received a BA in English, an M.Ed in elementary education, and a 6th year diploma in Educational Administration.