Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors

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Lisa Kingsley, CPA, Chair (2016-17), brings extensive experience in finance, accounting and operations for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations including National Public Radio, the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the National Association of Social Workers. Before her retirement last year, she was controller with the Association of Public Health Laboratories in Silver Spring, Maryland. Lisa holds Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Maryland (music) and Rutgers University (political science) and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is a long-standing supporter of several animal welfare organizations, and lives in Silver Spring with her husband Roger and three rescued cats.

Piper Moffatt is a longstanding supporter of MCHS, and is engaged in offering her management and business expertise combined with her passion to give animals a strong “voice” and compassionate treatment by helping MCHS save more animals and educating the public on the proper care of pets. She has held several senior positions with the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the U.S. Department of Commerce, as well as with an international trade/investment consulting firm. Recently retired, she most recently served as Vice President for International Relations and as Vice President for the Export Credit Insurance Division for the Export-Import Bank. Piper holds an MBA degree in Finance and Investments and a MA in Information Systems from George Washington University and a BA in economics from the University of Miami. She lives in Potomac with her husband and two rat terriers.

Pamela Easson, Secretary (2016-17), is a career Federal manager and is currently a Branch Chief in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.  Pam is accustomed to overseeing large budgets and resolving a variety of human resources, information technology and customer relations issues.  As a result of her experience, she understands the factors necessary for the smooth operation of an organization and is able to apply this knowledge to positively affect overall organizational change.  She holds a B.S. degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Behavior Disorders. Pam has volunteered for MCHS for the past 15 years as an adoption volunteer, and has served on the board since 2008. She shares her life and her home with her beloved Siamese cat, Jules B. who was adopted from MCHS.

Rick Bellman has volunteered and supported MCHS and its programs for nearly 16 years, including four previous terms on the board of directors.  His main interests are fundraising, public relations, and marketing.  He has owned and operated a retail wine and spirits business in Chevy Chase for more than twenty years, and organizes a wine tasting fundraiser to benefit MCHS each year.  He works closely with MCHS to achieve its goals of public recognition, donor network building and raising funds to benefit the animals in its care.  Rick and his wife share their home with several companion animals, all of which have been adopted from MCHS.

Abraham Birch is a real estate sales agent with 24 years of experience in Montgomery County. A retired Flying Crew Chief and Pneudraulics Specialist who served 21 years in the United States Air Force, Abraham had responsibilities for acquisition, a was a member of the Alternate Base Recovery and Chemical Warfare Team and worked in more than 45 countries flying U.S. lawmakers and foreign dignitaries. He has degrees from the University of Maryland, University College and the Community College of the Air Force. He has five Air Force Commendation Medals to include support during 9/11. He and his wife live in Gaithersburg with four dogs and three cats, and actively contribute to various causes to help companion animals and wildlife.

Jo Ann Hoffman brings a background in association and business management, golf tournament management, and fundraising. She was chief operating officer of the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) until 1996, where she received the AABB Distinguished Service Award twice. She has served on many boards, and received the Professional Convention Management Association Foundation Professional Achievement Award while serving as president. Meeting News selected Jo Ann as one of the 25 Most Influential People in The Meeting Industry, and she received the American Society of Association Executives In Honor of Women Who Advance Excellence in Associations Award. She first volunteered with MCHS in 1990, and since has helped establish the first MCHS Golf Tournament, worked in the kennels, served on and chaired the annual gala committee, and has served as on the board of directors since 2004. She also received the MCHS Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2004. Jo Ann resides with her two dogs adopted from MCHS: Tommie, a West Highland Terrier and Ollie, a Coton de Tulear.

Ms. Bombaugh is a Washington, D.C. area native who began her career in marketing communications in the for-profit sector, but soon discovered her love of cause-related work through non-profits. She has served as an executive with several national and international trade associations, and was president of the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce, where she was closely involved in the transformation of downtown Silver Spring. A lifelong animal lover, she volunteered with MCHS between 1999 and 2008, and joined the organization as President & CEO in January 2009. Ms. Bombaugh holds a B.A. from Towson University and an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland. She lives in Silver Spring with her husband and four cats.

Director Emeritus

Lucinda Meehan

MCHS Staff

Admin and human resources: Javier Baquero(240) 547-4315
Animal Care and Adoption Supervisor: Kara England, (240) 547-4309
Car donations and license platesKathi Alexander,  (240) 547-3668
Director of Development: James Nolan, (240) 616-1973
Director of Marketing and Community Outreach: Lisa Carrier-Baker, (240) 547-4305
Director of Partner Relations: Brian Glover, (240) 547-3673
Donations of pet food, cleaning supplies and linens to the rescue: (240) 252-2555
Donations of household goods to the thrift store: (301) 279-0345
Thrift store, (301) 279-0345
Website: Kathi Alexander, (240) 547-3668


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