Board of Directors

President / CEO

Penny Clark Dougherty


Kitten Intensive Care, Kitten Central

Member, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce

Member, Rocklin Chamber of Commerce

Member, Auburn Chamber of Commerce

Member, California Chamber of Commerce


Vice President

Emma Hewitt, RVT

Licensed Registered Veterinary Technician, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine

Prior Operations Mgr, Kitten Central

Medical Volunteer, Kitten Central

Foster, Kitten Central


Guy Fuson

Retired Mgr, Sacto County Dept of Finance

Special Needs Foster, Kitten Central

Prior Board Member, Friends of the Folsom Zoo

Prior Foster, Friends Forever,

A Cat Sanctuary


Janet Nicholson

Member at Large

Susan Ames

Placer County Animal Services Volunteer

Founder of:

Wise Llama Breeding & Training Facility

Angora Goat Breeding & Sales

Private Rescuer

Medical Director

Patricia Colley, DVM, MPVM


Jillian Byerrum, RVT

Lead Medical Support