The Savannah Cat Care Fund Board is comprised of savannah cat pet owners and breeders with varied expertise and experience. Most board members are well known to the savannah cat community; and we are all volunteers who have donated our time, money and expertise to bring SVCCF to fruition. We have no facility and no paid staff. All the money from donations goes directly to the emergency care of savannah cats.
President – Paige Dana
Paige was a NICU Registered Nurse as well as Pediatric Emergency Room Nurse. She served her country as an officer in the USAR as a Critical Care Nurse. Paige is a passionate, outspoken proponent of the savannah cat breed and has been involved with and advocating for the breed, since 2010. Paige is the current TICA Savannah Breed Section Chair, owner of the only forum for savannah cats – Savannah Cat Chat – and owner of several large savannah cat FB groups. She has volunteered her time with Savannah Rescue for the past 5 years. The Savannah Cat Care Fund is her brainchild, but could not have been brought to fruition without the dedication of many others.
Secretary – Deborah Frierson
Deborah is a retired human resources professional who would have been a wildlife biologist if she wasn’t totally lacking in mathematical ability. In order to fulfill her desire to work with animals, she completed training and certification as a wildlife rehabilitator and volunteered at a wildlife rehab center in Oregon. While there she wrote housing and dietary protocol manuals and eventually became co-director of the facility. She moved on to become volunteer coordinator and wildlife rehabber/educator at Frontera Audubon in Texas before returning to Oregon to acquire her master’s degree in management.
Treasurer – Kathleen Mcgown
Kathy was deprived of cats most her life due to allergies to cats but one stray cat stole her heart and helped her began her path into the world of Savannah cats! She has become involved in the Savannah community and is a hobby breeder. The cats bring her much joy and love and she wants to give back to the Savannah Community! Kathy works as a team member of Savannah Cat Rescue and is honored to be part of the Savannah Cat Care Board.
Director – Paul Casaudoumecq
Paul is a practicing attorney in California. When he is not climbing or snowboarding he spends his free time training dogs and cats and breeding Savannah Cats in rural Placer County, Ca.
Director – Valerie Miller
Valerie is a passionate and dedicated person who will rescue any animal in need. She is an Executive Territory Manager and Certified Wound & Ostomy Nurse, and also serves as the current Treasurer for the Florida Association of Enterostomal Therapy Nurses. Valerie enjoys the outdoor lifestyle of Florida and her hobbies include golf, painting, and nature walks. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her family and their 4 cats.