PAWS Chicago’s Leadership

PAWS Chicago thanks its generous and dedicated board of directors, officers, development & professional board members.

Board of Directors & Officers

Paula Fasseas, Chairman
Pam Carey, President
Alexis Fasseas, Treasurer
George Karcazes, Secretary

  • Janice Beck
  • Barbara Bradford
  • Bruce Crown
  • Charles Day
  • Lisa Dent
  • Prof. Mark Duggan
  • Peter Fasseas
  • Raj Fernando
  • Sonia Florian
  • Suzie Glickman
  • Suzanne LeMignot
  • Amy Mack
  • Mayari Pritzker
  • Dr. Barbara Royal
  • Robert Sherman
  • Bill Smithburg
  • Maria Smithburg
  • Michael Sweig
  • Jeff Thieman

Development Board

  • Sharon Axelrod
  • Nancy Baird
  • Wyllys Baird
  • Janice Beck
  • Sharon Bergen
  • Aileen N. Blackwell
  • Lynn Block
  • Renata M. Block
  • Robert Block
  • Jessica Bloom
  • Ben Bornstein
  • Walter Brindell
  • Jennifer Burg
  • Melissa Canning
  • Pam Carey
  • Lindsay Carlton
  • Deborah Chapman
  • Jackie Chesler
  • Larry Chesler
  • Tara Clack
  • Melissa Cocagne
  • Angie DeMars
  • Pamela Duffy
  • Anthony Eliseuson
  • Alexis Fasseas
  • Paula Fasseas
  • Candace Fates
  • Steven Fatora
  • Christine Fisher
  • Susan Frank
  • Wayne Gailis
  • Laurie Gentle
  • Kimberly Gleeson
  • Suzie A. Glickman
  • Debra Gold
  • Linda Goldberg Leahy
  • Alison Victoria Gramenos
  • Marjorie E. Habermann
  • Amy Halstead
  • Lauren Hamlin
  • Meda Hatcher
  • Gary Haut
  • Linda Havlin
  • Beth Hayden
  • Frances Henkel
  • Stephanie Henry
  • Virginia H. Holden
  • Robert Hovermale
  • Holly Hunt
  • Susan Jacobson
  • Shari Johnson
  • Candace Jordan
  • Robert Kabakoff
  • Susan L. Karkomi
  • Linda Karp
  • David J. Kaufman
  • Brittany Kirk
  • David M. Klaskin
  • Chris Ksoll
  • Michele Langenfeld
  • Cheri Lawrence
  • Suzanne LeMignot
  • Carole Lenders
  • Sheryl Lesch
  • Hannah Levine
  • Leigh Levy
  • Brett Lyons
  • Amy Mack
  • Karen Maisa
  • Joanna Mallers
  • Christine Mallul
  • Joseph Manicki
  • Elaine Markoutsas
  • Michael C. Marrion
  • Anita Mauro
  • Dan Mauro
  • Kristina McGrath
  • Helen H. Melchior
  • Irene Michaels
  • Amy Mick
  • Kurt Miller
  • Julie Miller
  • Rita Moore
  • Pamela Myerson-Gratz
  • Saq Nadeem
  • Sharon R. O’Brien
  • Dawn G. O’Neal
  • Jim O’Neal
  • Nancy Officer
  • Stasia Ogden
  • Natalie Paldrmic
  • Gregory Pappas
  • Anne Marie Peretz
  • Ashley Pettit
  • Pamela Phillips Weston
  • Bernice N. Pink
  • Julie Port
  • Mayari Pritzker
  • Stephanie Prousis
  • Suzanne Prysak
  • Ashley Quicksilver
  • Laurie Randolph
  • Emily A. Raub
  • Sugar Rautbord
  • Barbara Rinella
  • Sharon Rosenthal
  • Robin Ross
  • Erin Runnels
  • Rebecca Sanchez
  • Regina Savage
  • Mitch Serrano
  • Alissa B. Shulkin
  • Maria Smithburg
  • Peggy Sorenson
  • Lori Souder
  • Patricia Spagat
  • Patricia S. Spratt Bauer
  • Bonnie L. Spurlock
  • Virginia Stafman
  • Nancy Sterling
  • Lynne A. Styles
  • Jo Ann Sweig
  • Jessica Tampas
  • Jaclene Tetzlaff
  • Allison S. Thomas
  • Nancy Timmers
  • Andrew Tobin
  • Heidi Torrence-Simon
  • Howard Tullman
  • Judith K. Tullman
  • Amy L. Turk
  • Laura Wallace
  • Carol Walter
  • Julie Weisler
  • James Patrick Welch
  • Wesley Yee

Professional Board

  • Laura Aguilera
  • Tahiti Arsulowicz
  • Sarah Berkun
  • Alexandra Bertin
  • Reva Bhatia
  • Ann Bjerke
  • Lynn Bowers
  • Maria F. Bracho
  • Barbara Buckner
  • Marla Caceres
  • Courtney Casey
  • Kevin Casey
  • Thomas Chadwick
  • Jessica Chonich
  • Eunji Chung
  • Lex Cisler
  • Hilary Claggett
  • Julie Conway
  • Michael A. Cora
  • Nicole Corona
  • Gina Crittenden
  • Christina C. Cummins
  • Steven Cymerman
  • Edyta Czajkowska
  • Cynthia Davis
  • Alli Ditzel
  • Bryan Dobrovolski
  • Alexa Dogterom
  • Lisa A. Dreishmire
  • Kristina Filippello
  • Anne Fisher
  • Crystal Flick
  • Joshua Frick
  • Jessica B. Gagle
  • Sarah Gizzi
  • Elizabeth Grubbs
  • Angie Halpin
  • Aaron Hans
  • Colleen Hart
  • Sarah Heck
  • Annette G. Hering
  • Louise Hildebrand
  • Milan Hollister
  • Caitlin Iles
  • Asiya Iskakova
  • Yolanda Jackson
  • Tamara Jaggers
  • Katie Jones
  • Megan Kamdar
  • Gabrielle C. Kelly
  • Priscilla Kennedy
  • Ashley Kick
  • Paige Kolesar
  • Victoria Langton
  • Wanda Laszcz
  • Kevin Leland
  • Sonia Lindsey
  • Lindsay Lougee
  • Julie Lovall
  • Colleen Maguire
  • Melissa Manis
  • Michael Margolis
  • Stephanie Mariduena
  • Larisa Marmo
  • Lora Martyn
  • Margaret Mathis
  • Branka Milicev
  • Francesca Minorini
  • Robert Minshall
  • Nicole Mirowski
  • Brittany Mooney
  • Andrea Morgan
  • Sandy Morris
  • Elizabeth Morris
  • Kristen Mroz
  • Ronald Neroda
  • Kelly Neroda
  • Allison Newman
  • Taylor O’Hagan
  • Kelly Parfitt
  • Brooke Patterson
  • Michelle Peers Brown
  • Patricia Pelaez
  • Nicole Petsch
  • Brad Phillips
  • Michael Pitt
  • Graylin Reif
  • Jeffrey Ring
  • Channing Rollo
  • Melissa Romo
  • Seasonne Rose
  • Katrina Schmitt
  • Yasmin Schnayer
  • Will Shaw
  • Carrie Shoemaker
  • Michelle Sinkovits
  • Peter Smith
  • Eric Tatro
  • Laura A. Tennison
  • Mona Tousi
  • Heather Tukua
  • Andie Ulrich
  • Carolyn Valahu
  • Courtney Weiler
  • Justin Wenzelman
  • Matt Wesche
  • Brittany L. Westfall
  • Austin Wilson
  • Ashley Workman
  • Kelley Yoder
  • Nathaniel Yoo
  • Cindy C. Zahora
  • EDYTA & CO. Interior Design


Special thanks to Sabrina Nizzi for dog and cat videography.

Additional thanks to Sebastian Sparenga Photography, Caitlin Lisa, Heather Haseley, Dan Kasberger, Jennifer Girard, Malia Rae Photography, Richard Chen, Oscar Mendez, and Von Buzard for event and animal photography used on this Web site.

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