SAAC Board of Directors


The Sacramento Area Animal Coalition (SAAC) is run by a volunteer board of directors who are passionate about helping animals. SAAC has no paid staff.

 

 

Alexis Raymond

President

Joined SAAC board: 2006

Alexis has been volunteering for animal welfare organizations in the Sacramento area since relocating here from the East Coast in 2002. She brings more than two decades of expertise in public relations, marketing communications, writing and editing to SAAC’s efforts to reduce animal overpopulation. She is currently a content strategist for a high tech company, and previously spent seven years as the communications director for RedRover, a national nonprofit animal protection organization.

Kim Kinnee

Vice President

Joined SAAC board: 2008

Kim is the executive director of the Yolo County SPCA and an outspoken advocate for bringing more low-cost spay/neuter opportunities to Yolo County. She began fostering dogs for the Yolo County SPCA in 1998, joined its board of directors in 2000, and became executive director in 2004. Kim and her husband have fostered many dogs over the years, welcoming them into their home, socializing and caring for then, and finding them great forever homes. They have several pets of their own, including a large feral cat, appropriately named Chubbers.

Jennifer Doll

Treasurer

Joined SAAC board: 2013

A Sacramento native, Jenn has a true passion for the Sacramento animal welfare community and has been an active volunteer since 2006. Before joining the SAAC board she volunteered for our annual Spay Day event. She has a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from Sacramento State University and more than 12 years of professional office management and customer relations experience. Jenn’s home is always full of furry friends! She has a rescued chocolate lab, tuxedo cat, long-term hospice care Chihuahua and usually one or two more foster dogs. Jenn loves the outdoors, especially the north coast, and is always planning dog-friendly day trips for the pack (minus the cat, who is not much of a traveler).

Sara Friedman

Joined SAAC board: 2014

Sara is an avid animal lover, starting with her first volunteer experience with the Sacramento SPCA at the age of 13. Since then, she has volunteered as the Marketing Coordinator for the NorCal German Shorthaired Pointer rescue, where she launched their social media presence and managed the website, as well as a transport volunteer before joining the SAAC board. Sara brings many years of marketing and business development experience for both for- and nonprofit entities to the SAAC board, where she manages social media outreach and assists with marketing initiatives and database administration. Sara and her husband have two dogs, and a very active baby girl.

Jillian Hacker

Joined SAAC board: 2016

Jillian has been an animal advocate her entire life - a vegetarian since birth, vegan since 2007 and integral part of several animal organizations, including In Defense of Animals, Born Free USA, PETA and Muttville. Jillian is an associate director at APCO Worldwide with expertise in issue management, stakeholder engagement, grassroots advocacy and media relations. She also opened her own consulting firm in 2004, working with a variety of healthcare and animal welfare organizations on policy issues, communications, public relations, creative services, fundraising and operations. Jillian serves on Metro Edge's communications committee and Sacramento SPCA’s marketing committee. She holds a master's degree in Public Administration and a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Carrie Holler

Joined SAAC board: 2013

Even though Carrie has a full-time career dedicated to the conservation of California’s resources, she is also very active in the Sacramento animal welfare community.  A longtime feral cat trapper and colony manager, her dedication allows her to keep her colonies fed, watered, neutered and healthy.  Carrie also makes time to volunteer for the city of Sacramento Animal Care Services’ low-income spay/neuter program, 4R Friends, and helps manage SAAC’s Voucher Program.  Her commitment to animal welfare and second chances is fully appreciated when you meet her two rescue pit-bulls who allow her to share a home with them, and occasionally a few foster kittens.

Josie Moody

Joined SAAC board: 2016

An animal lover all of her life, Josie became vegan in 2011 after becoming aware of the abuse and exploitation of farmed animals for food. By early 2014 she was able to combine her passion for animal rights with her professional life when she became the Office Manager for the non-profit Vegan Outreach. As a member of the SAAC board, Josie is excited to help prevent companion animal suffering in her own community by participating in Spay Day and being of service wherever she is needed most.

Tracy Rhine

Joined SAAC board: 2008

Tracy began acting on her passion for animal welfare in 1995, helping Friends4Life with weekend pet adoptions around the Sacramento area. Since then she has continued working with nonprofit organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors for Wildlife Care Association, which helps injured and orphaned wildlife in the region. Tracy joined SAAC as a Spay Day volunteer in 2003.

Lynnette Seymour

Joined SAAC board: 2008

Lynnette brings years of volunteer management and event planning to the SAAC board. She is a former volunteer at the Sacramento SPCA and the We Pay to Spay program. Lynnette also serves on the board of directors of her church and is the communications secretary.  Volunteering is a family affair as Lynnette and her husband met at the SPCA and can be found volunteering at local events. They are the adoptive parents to their funny dogs Rooster and Otter. She volunteers with the SAAC Feral Cat Assistance Program.

 

Adrienne Starkey

Joined SAAC board: 2016

Adrienne, to use the vernacular of her youth, hella likes animals. She rescued her first cat at the age of 9 with the help of her dad, who should have known better. (It was after Christmas pageant practice. It was raining. Mom was so mad.) A civil servant by day and sketch comedian by night, Adrienne makes promotional fliers and helps maintain the website for SAAC, including the News page--if you have a story or story idea, let her know! She worked at an animal shelter for only two months and wound up with three cats: Charles (sharing the bio photo), Vella and Morty.

Noriko Yamaguchi

Joined SAAC board: 2016

Noriko has an extensive experience in the public and nonprofit sectors. She has led and contributed to a wide variety of international projects, particularly in relation to water security and sustainable community development. She is a founder of a consultancy firm, NonProfit America, and a former director of Japan Water Forum. She believes that a companion animal is a priceless asset of community. Noriko and her husband have rescued a Boston Terrier and named him Chubbs.

 

We are recruiting new board members.