BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated professionals with a diverse set of talents who serve in a voluntary capacity with a hands-on approach to overseeing shelter strategies and policy. Board members are actively involved in fundraising, special events, marketing, facilities management/improvement, fiscal management, oversight of shelter operations and staff, and are committed to the mission of Finding Forever Families for the dogs and cats in the care of the CTSPCA.
You can contact the Board by emailing Board@CentralTexasSPCA.org.
President, Board of Directors
Amy joined the Central Texas SPCA Board of Directors in 2015 and has chaired the Marketing & Development Committee as well as many shelter events in including Barktoberfest and our Anniversary Dinner. She has two rescue dogs of her own, Barton and Lucy and resides in Central Austin with her husband, daughter and pups.
When not volunteering for CTSPCA Amy works in government relations and travels frequently. You can reach her directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice-President, Board of Directors
In addition to serving on the CTSPCA Board of Directors where she is the Operations & Communications Chair, Heather Gandy is the Vice President of Content Services for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (HMH). She is a versatile and passionate leader with exceptional organizational abilities and a broad range of experience in content management, business analysis, website and application requirement development, copyright and permissions, process re-engineering, and operational initiatives that generate revenue and mitigate risk.
Jonathan Loy Coneby
Co-Treasurer, Board of Directors
Immediate Past President
Jonathan currently serves as Treasurer for the shelter and has been a board member since 2015. He is passionate about rescuing homeless animals and is the proud owner of a CTSPCA alumnus Hank. Professionally, he manages process improvement projects and initiatives for a large state agency in Texas and consults with other non-profit organizations of all types and sizes. His mission is to enable organizations to do more with less effort.
Co-Treasurer, Board of Directors
Joey began serving on the Board of Directors in January of 2019. In his brief history working with the Shelter, Joey has assisted with supporting the Shelter’s financial operations by helping evaluate processes, creating the operating budget, and providing expertise on non-profit accounting. Joey is licensed as a Texas Certified Public Accountant and owns a small accounting practice, Joseph T. Fredrick, CPA PLLC, launched in 2018. He has over 6 years of experience as an auditor, primarily in the public-service sector. In his current role at the State Auditor’s Office, Joey works as an Analyst on the Office’s Risk Assessment and Legislative Coordination Team. Joey is a native of central Texas and resides in Round Rock, Texas with his loving wife, Jennifer Fredrick. They are the proud owners of two rescue pups, Ginger, a Corgi-Bichon mix, and Chloe, a Bichon Frise. In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors and is an avid fly fisherman.
Secretary, Board of Directors
Farnaz joined CTSPCA in 2019 and now serving as Secretary and marketing committee chair. She is passionate about being the voice for voiceless and has rescued dogs and cats throughout her life. She now resides in East Austin with her two rescue dogs, Gita and Chi. Farnaz is a former Global Chief Marketing Officer and is currently an author, consultant, speaker, and a big advocate for human rights, gender and racial equality.
Lindsey Hughes has served on the Board of the CTSPCA for 6 years, two of those years serving as Secretary and two of those years as Vice President of the Board of Directors. In her professional life Lindsey serves as the Director of Corporate Communications and Government Relations for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Lindsey has a background in policy development and the legislative process, having served as a legislative aide in the Texas House of Representatives for several sessions. Ms. Hughes received a BBA in business management and a minor in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002.
Chikage Windler is the Chief Meteorologist at CBS Austin. She forecasts the weather weeknights at 5, 6, 6:30 and 10, and is proud to be a weather geek! She is an Emmy-award winning meteorologist, a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) in the American Meteorological Society, and holds the National Weather Association's Seal of Approval. She was named Best TV Personality by Austin Monthly Magazine in 2017 and that same year, her weathercast earned First Place from the Texas Associated Press.
When she's not forecasting the weather, Chikage is a busy mother of two girls, Austen and Zailey. She and her husband Jamie are also proud parents of Skipper, a dog they adopted from the Central Texas SPCA. Chikage is an avid runner, serving as the 2017 Austin Marathon Charity Chaser. She’s the Captain of Team CBS Austin, a group of runners who tackle everything from 5ks to marathons!
One of the questions Chikage gets most often isn't about the weather, it's about her name and heritage. Chikage is half-Japanese and her name means "thousands of views or vistas."
Jeanette Cacciola starting volunteering at CTSPCA in 2001. She's served as President, VP and Secretary during two previous board terms. Jeanette has a Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from St. Mary's University and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources employed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The Learning Company, as a Senior Director of HR. She and her husband are long-time residents of Central Texas. At the present time, they have four rescued cats and a Ball Python. In her spare time, Jeanette is involved in community cat Trap-Neuter-Return and cares for three colonies of community cats. Her hobbies include travel and nature photography.
Central Texas SPCA Advocates
CTSPCA Advocates are individuals selected and recognized by the Board of Directors for distinguished service and/or commitment to the CTSPCA. Advocates serve in one or more areas outlined by the Board of Directors that benefit the CTSPCA by helping to raise awareness of the needs, mission and purpose of the organization. Advocates report to the Board of Directors on a regular basis but do not vote or hold an office of the CTSPCA.
MICHELLE ZOELLER, Past President (2013-2014), Board of Directors (2009-2015), Active Volunteer (1996-Present)
ADOPTION CENTER MANAGER