Board of Directors

The Sacramento Area Animal Coalition is run solely by a volunteer board of directors. We are currently recruiting new board members.

Alexis Raymond, President

Joined SAAC board: 2006
Alexis has been volunteering for animal welfare organizations in the Sacramento area since moving here from the East Coast in 2002. She brings nearly 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 manager for a high tech company, and previously spent seven years as the communications director for a national nonprofit animal protection organization. Alexis is responsible for fundraising and community outreach for SAAC.

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. She is also the chairperson of SAAC’s Spay Day Committee. 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.

Jonel Jorgensen, Treasurer

Joined SAAC board: 2001
Jonel is a founding member of the Sacramento Area Animal Coalition. After working for 20 years as an auditor and information technology manager for the state of California, Jonel began volunteering for TEAM (Teaching Everybody Animals Matter), a nonprofit affiliate of the Sacramento County shelter. She has volunteered for SAAC’s Spay Day event every year since 2002 and now serves as Treasurer for both TEAM and SAAC, lending her financial expertise to facilitate programs for animals. Jonel shares her home with her husband and the various neighborhood cats who come to visit. When she is not volunteering on behalf of animals, Jonel is traveling around the United States in a 19-foot Airstream. In 2009, she and her husband logged more than 12,000 miles and visited 30 states.

Alicia Mittleman, Secretary

Joined SAAC board: 2011
Alicia is a social worker and has a long love of animals. She has volunteered with the Yolo County SPCA as a dog foster parent since 2008. Alicia shares her home with her husband Andrew, infant daughter Natalie, Pembroke Welsh Corgis Mikey and Marty, fox-terrier mix Sparkey and cat Violet.

Judy Colvin 

Joined SAAC board: 2015
Since 2003, Judy has been supporting and volunteering for animal welfare nonprofits including United Animal Nations (now RedRover), Border Collie Rescue of Northern California, and Glen Highland Farm’s Sweet Border Collie Rescue in upstate New York. On the SAAC board, Judy’s focus will apply her organizational and technology skills to implement a CRM solution to accelerate the organization’s capacity to fundraise, campaign, and connect with communities, and assist with core programs like Spay Day. Judy and her husband Shawn share their home with two border collies. Road trips exploring Northern CA and the Pacific Northwest are one of their favorite activities together with the dogs.

Jennifer Doll 

Joined SAAC board: 2013
Jenn has been volunteering for various animal welfare organizations since 2006. Before joining the SAAC board she volunteered on the Spay Day fundraising committee and as a site supervisor. She has more than 12 years of professional office management and customer relations experience, most recently at a local start-up company. She earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from Sacramento State University.

Carrie Holler

Joined SAAC board: 2013
Carrie is very active in the Sacramento animal welfare community, volunteering for the Sacramento City animal shelter and a spay/neuter program run by its volunteers. She manages SAAC’s Voucher Program.

Melissa Dean

Joined SAAC board: 2014

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 Tracy 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, and her primary focus is on Spay Day clinic participation.

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 adoptive parent to dogs Rooster and Otter. She volunteers with the SAAC Feral Cat Assistance Program. 


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