Debra has worked on behalf of animals for more than two decades, including a three-year stint in Baja California. She has served on the Boards of various local animal welfare groups and is co-founder of Community Cats Trap/Neuter/Return (a program of the El Dorado Humane Society). Debra founded A.O.’s Homeless Outreach program which provides spay/neuter services free of charge to pets living among our homeless population. She visited Cuba as a guest of Aniplant, the country’s only state-sanctioned animal welfare organization, where she taught TNR methods. She also rehabs baby skunks each year through Sierra Wildlife Rescue. Debra holds a Master’s in English, a Bachelor’s in Journalism, and has taught at the college level.
Garry joined the board in 2022. He is currently retired, after founding and managing several successful startups in Technology. He & his wife foster kittens and cats, socializing and preparing them for adoption. He also volunteers at other local rescue/rehab no-kill shelters in El Dorado County, helping to rehabilitate and release injured birds and small animals.
Kristianne's term as Treasurer at Animal Outreach officially began February 2022. She works full-time as an Operations Manager and comes to Animal Outreach with business management, operations, process development and client relationship experience. She has volunteer history with Animal Outreach and a passion for animals. She currently has 5 cats of her own, and has cared for a number of others throughout the years. She sees the need for and supports AO's mission in providing a warm, safe environment for animals prior to finding their forever homes, as well as supporting the community through low-cost spay/neuter services.
Janis joined the Board in 2020. She previously worked in various industries including manufacturing, retail and transportation. Skill sets include human resources, accounting, purchasing and supervision of staff.
Bob joined the Board in the Fall of 2019. Currently retired, he was employed for over 30 years in the tech industry. He also has 5 years of volunteer service with Animal Outreach servicing various facility issues, volunteer and board recruitment. BSIT from SJSU
Tiffany joined the board in 2022 and is currently working as an SVP of business development in the financial industry. Tiffany has a Master’s in Business Administration and over 15 years’ experience in the financial industry. She has been an active volunteer with Animal outreach for 2 years first working to assist with care and adoptions at the Folsom PetSmart AO location and now as foster for bottle baby kittens all the way to adult cats.
Lori Heuser is a retired Physician Assistant who loves animals and became a regular volunteer at Animal Outreach soon after her retirement. She assists in the clinic during regular surgery days. She was raised in El Dorado County, is married and loves crafting, traveling and playing with her cat and dog.