Volunteer Board of Directors

Louanne Koch
My first cat was a “free” kitten from a farm in Creswell. Not free for long, with spay surgery, vaccinations, food and medical care through a long spoiled cat life. I started volunteering as a cat foster parent thinking “how difficult could this be?” (hahaha) and since 2010 have fostered somewhere between 400 – 500 cats and kittens. Short-term, long-term, old, young, scared, friendly, big, small, sick, healthy. Some have become foster “failures” and are forever members of our family. As a member of the Board of Directors for Cat Rescue & Adoption Network, I have the opportunity to help with the ongoing behind-the-scenes efforts that keep CRAN working. I have been privileged to get to know some wonderful kind-hearted and committed people through this group. Someday maybe, we will no longer have the need for animal rescue volunteer work. In the meantime, it’s one cat or kitten at a time, one step at a time; just like the starfish story, making a difference for this one and that one.

Robert McIntosh
Vice President – Treasurer
I am involved with Cat Rescue & Adoption Network for one simple reason. I love these little wonders. Since our first cat, Diamond, “found” us, till just recently when one of our fosters, Gigi, won over our hearts, I have enjoyed helping cats through fostering, donations and general volunteer help. I want to bring my 30 years of business experience to the organization and assist in helping CRAN to run as efficiently as possible.

Marci Seghetti

My love for rescuing animals started at a very young age……at that time, it was bringing home every stray dog or cat that was around. Over the years I have been in involved in several different rescue groups, both dog and cat, the latest being involved with Cat Rescue & Adoption Network. Locally, I started out  volunteering for STNR, I then began  fostering and fell in love with several cats that had special needs. In speaking with a few of the other volunteers, we knew there was a need in the area to care for ring worm babies, so have since been involved with volunteering to care for “ring worm. These are animals that would otherwise be euthanized. I look forward to helping CRAN achieve future goals and love being a part of something that the community needs.

Christina Drumm
Board Member
I care about the work that Cat Rescue & Adoption Network does and I care about the welfare of animals in general. I want to contribute to the growth and development of programs in our community that aide cats in need as well as the people in our community who own and/or care for cats. I have an analytical nature when approaching a problem-solving situation and in decision-making processes that I think helps when it comes to actually getting work done and setting realistic goals.

Julie Tanit
Board Member
As an active Cat Rescue & Adoption Network volunteer for several years, I  bring a good familiarity with the organization, its programs and many of the people who are part of the CRAN family. I am also knowledgeable about cats and have experience trapping community cats, socializing and fostering them, and providing basic medical treatments. I also bring a solid knowledge of other animal welfare groups in our community and have worked with several, including Life9, Springfield STNR and Greenhill. Other areas of experience include 7 years working for non-profits as staff and in the field of fund development, and 6 years experience community organizing and serving on various Boards and committees. I care deeply about these cats and will work hard to help them.

Stephen Parkinson
Board Member
Stephen began volunteering Sept. 25, 2016 as a cleaner/socializer in the cattery inside our partner location at PetSmart on Chad Drive. Since then he has volunteered consistently (and often!) in a variety of capacities both in the cattery, for special events and behind the scenes. We can always count on this cheerful guy to say “Sure, I can do that!” when action is needed. He often steps up for special projects in addition to being an adoption counselor, cleaner/socializer and foster. He builds and distributes the monthly SignUpGenius web-based cattery volunteer schedules for PetSmart North and Petco and this coming December he will co-coordinate Santa Pet Photos fundraiser. On the second Sunday of the month he attends the volunteer CRAN Board of Directors’ monthly meetings, and . . . he works full time! At home in Junction City, Stephen and his wife Liz provide a loving home to 17 rescue cats in preparation for their future plans to build and maintain a rescue group in Roseburg. He joined the board at the Jan. 13, 2018 meeting.

Kim Konevich
Board Member
I am honored to join the CRAN Board where I can continue to help the mission of our organization to provide care and find loving homes for abandoned and neglected cats in our Eugene/Springfield community. During the past year and a half I have served on several committees for CRAN, fostered and volunteered in various positions. I hope to put my leadership and communication skills to work to further our objectives. I enjoy working with others in a group setting to find common ground when they disagree on what actions to take. Sometimes, it just takes a little negotiating to help reach a reasonable agreement.