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OUR TEAM

We are grateful for the wonderful team at FACE Foundation, and other generous volunteers, helping to make WagnPurrShop.org a success!

Cini Gannon-Robb
President/Co-Founder, FACE Foundation
Founder, WagnPurrShop.org
“Imagine that your family pet has a life threatening illness or injury, and you cannot afford to save his or her life. With the FACE Foundation there is help, hope and healing.”
Cini is an animal lover through and through; her own animal family includes 8 dogs and17 birds! She has been a long supporter of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Downtown Dog Rescue, Stray Cat Alliance, Last Chance at Life, Frosted Faces, Soi Dog Foundation and various other animal organizations. Her contribution to the FACE Foundation cannot be understated, and with this new WagnPurrShop.org adventure, she is thrilled at the prospect of saving even more pets from economic euthanasia.
 
Rachel Rothstein, MA
Communications Manager, FACE Foundation
“No one should have to lose their fur baby just because of financial hardship. I love FACE because it allows families to stay together – and that is priceless.”
As a passionate animal advocate and nonprofit professional, Rachel has been involved in the animal welfare community for nearly a decade. Her experience includes work with the Humane Society of the United States, Animal Outlook, and Expand Animal Rights Now, a law firm which advocates for animals who have been abused and neglected. Prior to moving to San Diego, she was the Executive Assistant of an online retail site as well as an event coordinator. Rachel has a Master's degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego.
 
Maureen Sullivan, MBA
Events & Fundraisers Manager, FACE Foundation
“Pets are members of our family, and I am happy to be working for an organization that helps families keep their pets healthy and happy.”
Maureen has worked in the corporate and non-profit arenas and believes building solid relationships are key to success. Maureen received her Bachelor of Arts in History from UC Santa Barbara and earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of Redlands. Maureen loves animals and has two orange tabby cats and a dog. 

Stephanie (Steph) Coolidge
Executive Director, FACE Foundation
Steph is FACE's new Executive Director and a long-time supporter of the organization. She has served on our Advisory Board for 4 years and recently joined the Board of Directors, providing insight and guidance into the strategic direction of the organization. Steph has also worked alongside FACE through her role as Hospital Director at La Jolla Veterinary Hospital for the past 16 years. She has proven her dedication to pets in need through her decades-long career and volunteer work in the San Diego animal community.

Christine Spencer
Director of Development, FACE Foundation
“Pets are part of your family, and to lose that family member due to an inability to pay for a health procedure, is heartbreaking. Financial ability should not be the reason to lose that furry family member.”
Lucky for FACE, Christine has nearly 15 years of nonprofit fundraising experience under her belt. Her work, along with her passion for animals, helps FACE to secure the funds necessary to help more families save their beloved pets.
 
Dr. Annie Petersen
Gifts & Education Manager, FACE Foundation
“Working for FACE has given me another opportunity in helping support the human-animal bond by helping to keep pets healthy and in their homes.”
Annie has been involved in the area of animal welfare for her entire life. Her previous experience includes over ten years with the San Diego Humane Society as Education Manager, where she developed and implemented their humane education programs. Prior to her work at SDHS, she worked for the Zoological Society of San Diego, working in a variety of positions including operations and special events.
 
Karen Kelley
Animal Grants Assistant, FACE Foundation
“I know first-hand how upsetting it can be to have a pet that is not well and I’m excited to help make a difference for animals and people through my work with FACE.”
With three decades of experience, Karen has made a career in non-profit animal welfare. During her time at the San Diego Humane Society as their Foster Coordinator, she fostered dozens of kittens herself, many of which were medical cases. Her concern for animals with medical needs led her to positions at animal rehabilitation facilities, both domestic and wild.

Patty Mendez
Animal Grants Manager, FACE Foundation
“I love FACE because we don’t hope to make a difference, we know that we can make a difference. We may be small but we have HUGE hearts.”
Most of Patty’s working life has involved the welfare of animals. She currently manages FACE’s Save-A-Life Program; oversees all incoming cases and inquiries; and also handles FACE’s Community Outreach Program, which currently partners with local homeless organizations to provide resources to pet owners in need.

Cheryl Passer
Graphic Designer / Volunteer
"Over the past 15+ years, I've met and worked with some amazing people at FACE — and now also at Wag N' Purr Shop — and I'm so happy that I've been able to help such a deserving organization.”
Cheryl has volunteered her time, and also provided graphic design services for the FACE Foundation since its inception. She now also enjoys doing work for Wag N' Purr Shop and is on its Advisory Committee.

Mar Delacruz
Volunteer
Mar is a successful local real estate agent who devotes some of her precious free time to helping WAG and FACE Foundation. 

Roger Petersen
Volunteer
Roger is a retired animal welfare worker. He volunteers his time by taking photos of new products for our store.

Danielle Chircop
Volunteer
Danielle is "mom" to the insta-famous Yogi Bear. She is our volunteer blog writer.

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