CAP has a dedicated staff whose experience with animals and their care often spans several decades. The staff's knowledge and love of animals, which both employees and volunteers share, have created a welcoming atmosphere for both pets and people.

Citizens for Animal Protection

  • Sandi Mercado, Executive Director
  • Jessica Ellis, Shelter Director
  • Erica Pothier, Director of Finance & HR
  • Kappy Muenzer, Executive Director Emeritus
  • Bianca Burrascano, Marketing Coordinator
  • Barbara Fitzgerald, Foster Care Specialist
  • Jaclyn Hartland, Transport & Rescue Coordinator
  • Kayla Ingram, Exexutive Assistant
  • Alice Mellado, Volunteer & Community Service Coordinator
  • Daiva Paskauskaite, FCAP Coordinator
  • Barbara Veit, Financial Assistant
  • BJ McIlvaine, Administrative Supervisor
  • Rita Lopez, Administrative Specialist
  • Ana Rodriguez, Children's Programs & Humane Education Coordinator
  • Josh Griffin, Facilities Manager
  • Sherman SpokesIguana, Professional Disorganizer

Veterinary Staff

  • Cristalle Boyle, DVM, Director of Veterinary Services   

CAP Shelter Staff

Shelter Manager

  • Amanda Beebe

Assistant Shelter Managers

  • Yvonne Moye - Asst. Manager, Foster Medical Team
  • Mike Mantz - General Shelter Operations
  • Nicole Zappella - Feline Operations
  • Jeremy Ellis - Canine Operations


Animal Caretakers

CAP employs part-time and full-time animal caretakers who are responsible for the general care and maintenance of the shelter animals. This includes feeding, walking, grooming, cleaning and giving lots of love. They also assist in introducing potential pet adopters to the many pets needing homes, screen potential pet adopters and process adoptions.


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