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

Wag N Purr Team

Pictured left to right (photo courtesy of Ranch & Coast Magazine):

Danae Davis
Executive Director, FACE Foundation
 “FACE is special to me because it has given me the opportunity to assist others during their time of is a cause where you truly can make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals, families, and animals.”
Danae is an invaluable asset to FACE. Before being promoted as Executive Director, she helped to significantly expand FACE’s community outreach programs, and she has worked extensively on fundraising events and public relations for the foundation.

Sarah Verdusco Singh
Special Events & Administrative Assistant, FACE Foundation
“I love FACE Foundation because they allow families to stay together and take care of each other.”
Sarah has a background in nonprofit administration and is passionate about empowering communities. At FACE, Sarah assists with fundraising events, coordinating volunteers, managing social media, and assisting with Save a Life grantees.

Cini Gannon-Robb
President/Co-Founder, FACE Foundation
“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 11 birds and 10 dogs! 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 adventure, she is thrilled at the prospect of saving even more pets from economic euthanasia.
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.

Vanessa Green
Volunteer Blogger,
“As a rescue dog owner, saving pets from euthanasia is a cause that is close to my heart. I started volunteering with FACE in 2012 and it has been amazing to see how many pets' lives we've saved since then! I'm proud to be part of such an impactful, impressive organization."
Vanessa is a huge supporter of FACE, and will be the primary blogger for She’s looking forward to writing about everything from store products and fashion news, to donor spotlights and FACE success stories.

Rachel Rothstein
Communications & Events 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 and internships with the Humane Society of the United States, Compassion Over Killing, and Expand Animal Rights Now, a law firm which advocates for animals who have been abused and neglected.

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