Changes to PAWS services in light of COVID-19: We continue rescuing animals! Adoptions and foster by appointment only; clinic appointments available for sick pets; walk-in vaccine clinics suspended. Also, the Emergency Fund for PAWS has been launched to ensure we can keep doing our lifesaving work despite the current crisis.
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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Maxine Mann


Teknion US

Jocelyn Barton

Vice President

United Healthcare
Associate Director, Marketing

Mark Dorfman


Senior Financial Analyst

Elizabeth Wideman, Esq.


Comcast Corporation
Senior Deputy General Counsel

Board Members

Ashley Berke

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Vice President of Communications

Peter Jaslow, Esq.

Ballard Spahr, LLP

Chris Kohl

Fortium Partners, LP
Technology Executive and Advisor

Chris Monteleone

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
Director of Finance

Michael Raphael

Independent Vets
President and CEO

Peter Shrier

Rethinc Real Estate

Joyce Vuocolo

Day and Zimmerman
Director of Benefits

Dongsook Whitehead

Connect for Education

Advisory Board

Heather Berst-Puchalski, VMD

Sr. Manager, Academic Affairs

Matthew Canno, Esq.

Iron Stone Real Estate Partners

Melissa Crispin

Temple University
Assistant Professor (Advertising)

Robert Orsher, VMD, DACVS

Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center
Chief of Surgery and Co-Hospital Director

Salvatore Patti

PNC Wealth Management
Managing Director, SVP

Sally Silverman


Carlo Siracusa, DVM, MS, PhD

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Animal Behavior Specialist

Rachel Smith

Athena Global Advisors

Michael Trimble

TD Bank
Vice President

Charles C. Weeks Jr., JD, CFP

Barrister Wealth Management
Founder and President

Staci Welsh, CVT, CVPM, LVT

Petplan Pet Insurance
Veterinary Services Manager