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Susan Wren, President

Susan is an entrepreneur, founder of the successful Pets & Plants in Marin County. In addition, she has worked globally as a Flight Attendant for many years. She is the current President of the We Care Board, and has been … Read More

Ana Pressey

I have been working at We Care since October of 2014. I am honored and thankful that I work here and am able to be part of this great community. I also love spending time with my two dogs and cats. I love the outdoors … Read More

Bob Everingham, Board Member

Bob is a retired real estate executive. His career included the development of hotels in Hawaii on the islands of Maui and Kauai, as well as management of the Wailea Resort Development on Maui. He was also responsible for the … Read More

Sean McVity, Treasurer

We Care’s Treasurer since 2012, Sean McVity manages We Care’s investment and budgeting program, focusing on strong financial planning and stability. Sean also assists We Care’s officers with business-management and planning support, including contracting and special projects. Sean has been … Read More

Jesse Duarte, Secretary

Jesse Duarte joined the We Care board in 2015, and currently serves as secretary. A lifelong animal lover, Jesse advises the board on communications and public outreach. Since 2006, Jesse has been a reporter for the St. Helena Star, where … Read More


I like spending time with my dog and cats, including feeding & caring for feral colonies.  I enjoy reading, hiking, swimming, camping and being outdoors.  I love the sunshine & the ocean which mean I love Maui (meowie)!!

Bill Wren

Long time animal lover, We Care supporter since 2005 and board member beginning 2010, Bill provides administrative & human resources advice to the We Care Board. He currently manages several start-up companies in the clean energy space in addition to … Read More

Lindy Novak

Lindy is the National Marketing Director for her family’s winery, Spottswoode, in St. Helena, CA. She has also worked in the fashion industry, first at Macy’s in San Francisco, and later as a sales representative covering the West Coast for … Read More

Barry Berkowitz

Born in Washington, DC and moved to California in 1979 and have owned property in Napa Valley since 1981. Always been a real estate investor and have been in real estate sales for approximately thirty years. My love of animals … Read More

Cindy Hood

After 35 years of service at Napa’s Police Department, Cindy Hood leaves public service and takes on some new challenges in community service working with animals. We would like to officially welcome We Care’s new Shelter Manager, Cindy Hood, to … Read More

Ray Witzlsteiner

Ray’s dedication to animal care is amazing. He knows 200+ of our animals by sight and by name.  He has a remarkable memory, and if you want the back-story to our animals he’s your man!  A generous heart, Ray loves … Read More

Kaitlin Schmidt

If you visit We Care’s adoption center you will most probably meet Kaitlin, first thing in the door. Her friendly smile greets visitors at our office. If you have a question about our animals, adoption, or any of our programs, … Read More