BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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.
Vice-President: Kenneth R. 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.
Treasurer: Liz Bohlke
Business owner: Golden Years Concierge Services. 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
Board Member since 2009.
Secretary: Pamela Tharp
Business owner: 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
• Member of Board of Directors for Arizona Veterinary Medical Association
• Clinical preceptor CSU Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians 2003-2006
• Adjunct faculty in Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University
• Trained in veterinary homeopathy
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.
Director: Jodi Beckman
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 Holcolmb
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.