Executive Director

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Lizz Thompson
We are very pleased to announce we have a new Executive Director. Lizz has joined Animal Outreach after spending more than 20 years in animal welfare. She is a Registered Vet Tech, received her BA from Sacramento State In Organizational Communication, earned a certificate in Animal Shelter Management from the University of the Pacific and is currently fulfilling the requirements for a master’s degree and graduate certificate in Shelter Medicine and Animal Shelter Leadership. Lizz is also a current member of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement. More information about Lizz will be added to the web site, soon.

Board Members

Carol-Croyle

CAROL CROYLE
Board President

Joined the Board in 2017. Currently retired, with 15 years of work experience in the private sector business management and 20 years in public sector human resource management. She is in her 19th year of volunteer service with Animal Outreach with adoptions, operations, office management, volunteer recruitment and board service.

David-Bailey

DAVID BAILEY
Board Vice President

Joined the Board in 2017. Currently retired with 30 years of work experience with the State of California as a Supervising Architect. Experience in designing, planning and managing buildings. Historic site construction and renovations; building contract negotiations, technical drawings and computer management of records for state historic buildings and grounds; staff supervision, training and direction and community relations. 18 years of volunteer service with Animal Outreach with adoptions, site acquisition, building maintenance, contract management, IT technical support and database development and management.

Lori-Chichinni

LORI CICCHINI
Board Co-Chair Treasurer

Joined the Board in 2013. Currently retired, 35 years as an executive for a global insurance company managing catastrophic losses for Fortune 500 companies, industry lecturer/author on crisis management, crisis communications and crisis planning. In her 20th year volunteering service with Animal Outreach with adoptions, fund raising, community engagement and grant writing.

Lana-Deering

LANA DEERING
Board Co-Chair Treasurer

Joined the Board in 1997. Currently retired, 30 years bookkeeping experience for small businesses. 20 years volunteer service with Animal Outreach as Board Treasurer.

Janis

JANIS KARWOWSKI
Board Secretary

Joined the Board in 2020. Previously worked in various industries including manufacturing, retail and transportation. Skill sets include human resources, accounting, purchasing and supervision of staff.

Bob-Moore

BOB MOORE
Board member

Joined the Board in 2019. Currently retired, employed over 20 years in the tech industry, 3 years of volunteer service with Animal Outreach with facility issues, volunteer and board recruitment.