Cathy Vellucci became involved with CRLNE several years ago and she is currently CRLNE's Executive Director. Her other contributions have included helping transport rescued collies from one destination to another, doing home visits in Connecticut with prospective candidates for placement of a rescue, and helping with fund raising efforts. She is the proud mom of three rescued collies – Boris, Lola, and Oscar. Although none happen to be rescues of CRLNE, she promises us the next one will be. She is also a volunteer for Friends of Cheshire Feral Cats and helps care for two cat colonies. Rescued cat, Fidget, approves.
Sue Pacheco makes the deposits, pays the bills, prepares quarterly reports for the board and even does the tax return. She is a longtime board member (since June 1998). Fun fact: She does not (and has never) owned a collie! We like her in spite of that flaw.
Sherry Ackerman joined the board in 2014. She adopted her first collie in 1982 and has adopted a total of 15 dogs, seven of them being collies. “I fell in love with collies as a child at my great uncle's farm and their beautiful spirits and dispositions are just pure pleasure to be around. I look forward to assisting in the process of helping these wonderful animals find a new and loving home.”
Chris Rheaume was a foster parent with CRLNE since 2005, along with her husband, Mark Gumprecht. Chris grew up with collies, so the breed holds a special place in her heart. She is currently Director of Intake and Fostering for CRLNE.
Janet van Derpoel-Andrea joined the CRLNE Board in 2015 and serves as Recording Secretary.
Stuart Hemming joined the board of directors in 2017. He has had a collie in the house for the past thirty years, and more often than not two or three collies! Stuart assists with transportation, events, fostering and home visits. Stuart has adopted seven collies from CRLNE since October 2000. Stuart and his wife Lisa currently have three collies (Lassie, Cassie and Maya) and an English cocker spaniel, who thinks he is a collie, named Fenway. firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael DuQuette has adopted and fostered (though he tends to foster fail) with CRLNE since 2004 and began working with the board in 2016. Michael grew up with collies and strayed from the breed for awhile playing with Italian Greyhounds. He eventually came to his senses and is CRLNE's Director of Public Relations and the Events Coordinator. Michael can be reached at CrlneEvents@gmail.com