Hans C. Ternsten, President

Hans C. Ternsten is the President of the ‘The Norwegian Children’s Home Association of New York, Inc. based in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to becoming the President of the association (NCH), Mr. Ternsten served as Vice President under President Ms. Ruth Santoro (now deceased), and has been a member since 1996.

Mr. Ternsten is currently an Assistant Vice President for one of the largest Trust banks in Japan, and has been working in the financial industry for over 25 years. He has previously worked for Prudential Securities, The Bank Of New York, Brown Brothers & Harriman Co., and Goldman Sachs & Co. His primary function was handling Corporate Actions through custody operations.

Mr. Ternsten was a resident of the Norwegian Children’s Home from 1975 to 1989. The ‘Home’ as it was commonly referred to was in operation from 1934 to 1989, and has provided care for hundreds of children.

Mr. Ternsten received a M.B.A. with distinction from Long Island University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Iona College in 1995. Presently Mr. Ternsten resides in Middlesex County New Jersey with his wife and 2 children.

Tony Mangione, VP

Tony Mangione is currently the Vice-President of the ‘The Norwegian Children’s Home Association of New York, Inc. based in Brooklyn, New York.

Mr. Mangione retired in 2015, after 25 years of service with the Hamilton Police Division located in Mercer County, New Jersey. He served as a Detective in the Crime Scene Unit. He has had extensive training in homicide and major crime investigation, forensic identification and crime scene investigation and reconstruction. He continues to instruct on forensic topics for crime scene investigators, forensic scientists, death investigators and students. He is a founding faculty member and staff instructor at the Northeast Crime Scene Institute in New Jersey.

Tony was a resident of the Norwegian Children’s Home located in Brooklyn, New York from June 1969 through July 1981 (from age 5 to 17). He has the fondest memories of many “brothers and sisters” with whom he had developed friendships and bonds and of time spent in Mt. Tremper, NY each summer.

Following his residence at “The Home”, Tony served in the United States Army from 1981 to 1996 – on both active duty and reserve status – as an Infantryman, a special weapons instructor and a Drill Sergeant. In 1983, he was deployed north of the Imjin River along the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

Tony is an active member in several forensic organizations and currently serves on the Executive Board of the IABPA, the ACSR, and formerly served on the Executive Board of the NJIAI – of which he is a Life Member.

Tony resides in Mercer County New Jersey. He is married and has 4 children.

Executive Board

Hans Ternsten


Lillian Eidhammer


Barbara Kristiansen

Recording Secretary

Board of Directors

Kjell Kittilsen
Roy Eidhammer
Glenn Sorensen
Alice Sorensen-Bauman
Evald Olson
Laurie Durante
Dennis Lincoln

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