BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board Chair: Ken Lamm
Retired from a 30+ year career as an International Marketing and Branding Consultant specializing in Fortune 500 Companies.
With a lifelong commitment to nonprofit organizations such as the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the United Way, Ken’s business expertise has served him well in his capacity as Chairman of the Boards of Directors for the
Wisconsin and Ozaukee Humane Societies; President, Whitefish Bay Foundation; former Chair of the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff Board of Directors; Vice Chair Grand Canyon Association Board of Directors, Founding Member STEM
City Board of Directors. and Non-Affiliated Member ACUC, SenesTech.
Founder and President: Diane Jarvis
Retired from the social services field, volunteered and been employed in animal rescue for more than 20 years including founder and President Paw Placement of Northern AZ where more than 800 dogs and cats found loving homes since December 2006; more than 200 families have been helped through the PPNAZ medical assistance fund; and nearly 1,000 owned cats and dogs have been spayed or neutered thereby preventing the birth of thousands of unwanted companion animals.
Treasurer: Kay McConagha
Associate Director for Business Operations at the NAU School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems. She began her accounting career 30 years ago in Washington, D.C. where she was first introduced to nonprofit organizations (such as GreenPeace) and became fascinated by that world of giving and its complexity. Flagstaff has been home for the past 23 years. She currently assists (as Board Director or Finance Committee member) a number of Flagstaff non-profits with their finances and organizational challenges and is on the Arizona Community Foundation’s Animal Welfare Committee.
Secretary: Pamela Tharp
Business owner of Aspen Media, a marketing training company for small business owners and Classified Images, a full service recruitment advertising agency. More than 30 years of executive level business and operations management experience running multi million dollar businesses. More than 15 years animal welfare experience working both as a hands-on volunteer and serving on the boards of two Flagstaff animal rescue groups including Paw Placement Board member since 2012, former President of the Board for the Ark Cat Sanctuary (June, 2013 - December, 2017), writes the quarterly “Animal Welfare” column for the Arizona Daily Sun.
Director: Toni Barnes, DVM
Former owner of Westside Veterinary Clinic and a well-respected Flagstaff veterinarian who has long been an advocate for animal welfare. In her practice, Dr. Barnes has seen first hand the depth of the human/animal bond and believes that the homeless companion animals in our community deserve the same level of care that owned animals receive. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and serves as an adjunct faculty member in Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University. She was the clinical preceptor CSU Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians from 2003 to 2006 and is trained in veterinay homeopathy.
Director: Liz Bohlke
Business owner of Golden Years Concierge Services and Realtor, Linton Real Estate. Prior history of senior level business and operational management. Volunteers with the Museum of Northern Arizona, Peoples Pantry, and Flagstaff Family Food Center.
Director: Jodi Buckman
Vice President of National Outreach & Grants for the ASPCA, serving as a policy advisor on issues related to animal sheltering and welfare, cultivates national partnerships in animal sheltering and protection, identificaties and evaluates new opportunities for location-based initiatives and provides strategic oversight to ASPCA’s grant making program, providing more than $10 million a year in grants. Jodi has nearly 30 years experience working in nonprofit animal welfare and protection at local and national levels, including service as the chief executive for shelters in Maine, Minnesota, and Ohio.
Director: Sarah Holcomb
Attorney at law specialzing in both Tax Law and Elder Law, full time Accounting faculty member at NAU since 2006. In 2009, she became a Licensed Fiduciary and established Assurance Fiduciary and Financial Services to provide effective, comprehensive, pro-active estate and private trust management service for clients. Sarah finds great personal satisfaction in working with non-profit organizations to support the larger needs of the communities of Northern Arizona. Recipient of the Young Athena Award from the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce in 2011; her past and present Board memberships include Grand Canyon Youth, Northland Hospice, and the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff.
Director: Mandy Metzger
A long-time advocate for responsible animal welfare, Ms Metzger also ran her own public relations and consulting firms and served as president of the Diablo Trust, a non-profit, Northern Arizona land management team dedicated to 426,000 acres of federal, state, and private lands; former Capitol Hill natural resources policy advisor. Mandy served 8 years on county supervisor board-related boards and commissions including as a steering committee member to develop the Coconino County Comprehensive Plan and as an Arizona Growing Smarter Commissioner. In addition to serving on the board of Paw Placement of Northern Arizona (PPNAZ), Mandy currently co-chairs the “Supporters for a Thriving CCC” political action committee in support of Coconino Community College; is a board member of Heritage Square Foundation and the FUSD Foundation; is a member of the Flagstaff Leadership Advisory Committee, and consults on various land management matters.
Bonnie Baker - Associate Vice President, Northern Arizona University
Howard Brown - Attorney, Shorall McGoldrick Brinkmann
Carolyn Burrell - Former SCCA Board Member & Volunteer Extraordinaire
Becky Daggett - Outreach Manager, Grand Canyon Trust
Dr. Cheryl Dyer - Founder, Chief Research Officer, SenesTech
Dr. Carol Gamble - Flagstaff Veterinarian
Rich Gottschammer - Owner, Kingsmark Kennels
Shannon Gottschammer - Owner, Kingsmark Kennels
Winnie Hanseth - Former SCCA Board Member; Co-owner, Beaver Street Brewery & Lumberyard Brewing Company
Moran Henn - Executive Director, Willow Bend Environmental Education Center
Patrice Horstman - Attorney, Hufford, Horstman, Mongini, Parnell & Tucker
Mark Lamberson - Founder, Mountain Sports Flagstaff
Mike Loven - Founder and President, Loven Contracting
Cindy May - Owner, Cindy May Marketing
Dr. Loretta Mayer - Founder, Chief Executive Officer & President of the Board, SenesTech
Molly Munger - Community Leader
Steve Peru - President and CEO, United Way of NorthernArizona
Sam Wheeler - Board of Directors, OneAZ Credit Union