Come see us! No appointment needed for retail shopping or meeting cats for adoption. Open Tues-Sun, 12-6 p.m.

Meet Our Team

Our staff — and volunteers! — are the heartbeat of the organization.

A brown tabby cat with a white chest and right ear tip.

Management Team

A headshot of Karen Green wearing a green shirt and holding a calico cat.

Executive Director

Karen Green, CAWA

(she/her)
(503) 925-8903 ext. 224
kareng@catadoptionteam.org

Kristi Brooks smiling in a purple blouse. She is holding a tabby kitten.

Director of Operations

Kristi Brooks

(she/her)
(503) 925-8903 ext. 227
kristib@catadoptionteam.org

Dr. Dianne Brown smiles in purple scrub top. She is wearing glasses and holding a dilute calico cat.

Medical Director

Dianne Brown, DVM

(she/her)
(503) 925-8903 ext. 229
dianneb@catadoptionteam.org

Heather Miller smiling in a green sweater. She is holding a siamese mix kitten up near her face.

Development & Communications Director

Heather Svoboda Miller

(she/her)
(503) 925-8903 ext. 228
heathers@catadoptionteam.org

A headshot of Brittany Perkins holding a black-and-white cat. She is wearing a yellow sweater.

Hospital Manager

Brittany Perkins

(she/her)
(503) 925-8903 ext. 223
brittanyp@catadoptionteam.org

Headshot of Josh Kneeland in a blue button-up shirt and dark-colored cardigan. He wears glasses and is holding a gray kitten.

Shelter & Community Support Programs Manager

Josh Kneeland

(he/him)
(503) 925-8903 ext. 262
joshk@catadoptionteam.org

Headshot of Bobbie Winchell. She wears glasses and is holding a tabby kitten near her face.

Thrift Store & Retail Manager

Bobbie Winchell

(she/her)
(503) 208-3635
bobbiew@catadoptionteam.org

A headshot of Nancy Puro. She is smiling in a blue blouse and holding an orange kitten.

Volunteer & Behavior Programs Manager

Nancy Puro, CVA

(she/her)
(503) 925-8903 ext. 258
nancyp@catadoptionteam.org

Staff photos by Lamm Photography

Staff Team

Hospital/Shelter

Staff Veterinarian
Alexa Bell, DVM

Certified Veterinary Technician
Carrie

Hospital Supervisor
Summer

Lead Associates
Greta
Mara

Team Members
Anna
Caitlin
Carol
Celeste
Dania
Emma
Jack
Kelly
Kelsie
Kseniya
Mackenzie
Mia
Mikayla
Paige
Renee
Roshan
Teri

Administrative & Community Support

Admissions & Community Support Coordinator
Meg

Communications Assistant
Mia

Data Entry Assistant
Dan

Development & Grants Officer
Allison

Executive Office Administrator
Anny

Foster/Admissions Program Supervisor
Jac

Offsite Adoptions & Events Coordinator
Teri

Operations Assistant
Stephanie

Thrift Store

Team Members
Hansel
Jessi
Kseniya
Nate

Board of Directors

 To contact the Board directly, please send an email to board@catadoptionteam.org.

Officers

President
Meredith Florine
Partner Development Specialist – AWS

Vice President
Natalie Pascale
Customer Success Area Lead, Public Sector – Salesforce

Secretary
Brandon Smith
Mathematics Teacher – West Linn High School

Treasurer
Jill Tichenor, CPA
Assurance Senior Manager – Delap LLP

Directors

Jennifer Biegel
Assurance Associate – CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Dana Brown
Consultant – Dana L. Brown Consulting

Tom Freeman
Senior Product Marketing Manager – Tektronix (Retired)

Lynn Healy, DVM
Veterinarian – Family Pet Clinic of Newberg

Tia Kauffman
Clinical Research Director – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Christina Kraus
HR Director, Employment Services – Portland State University

Gwyn McAlpine
Director of Knowledge Management Services – Perkins Coie

Claire Michie
Director of Development, Annual Giving – Portland State University Foundation

Max Woods
Assistant Director, Nuclear Safety and Emergency Preparedness – Oregon Department of Energy

Tung Yin
Professor – Lewis & Clark Law School