The board of the Portland Animal Welfare Team is made up of veterinarians and community members who give of their time and talent to make our clinics possible. This November, three board members have completed their terms and are stepping down from the board, but all will continue as volunteers with the PAW Team.
Dr. Isabel Wyss, DVM, has been involved with the PAW Team for many years and became a board member two years ago. She has been at nearly every clinic providing veterinary care and acupuncture to pets in need.
Geordie Duckler, Esq., has also given years of service to the PAW Team. The nation's leading attorney in animal law, Geordie has been instrumental in guiding the Team, providing advice and advocacy.
Amanda Ferguson Baisley has volunteered with the PAW Team for more than four years as the Board Secretary, board member, Intake Leader and in dozens of other areas from helping with events to graphic design. The only clinics she has missed since starting with the PAW Team was on her wedding day and the following month when she was on her honeymoon in Europe.
Janna O'Connor, CVT has been Clinic Director for more than a year and brought a wealth of energy, dedication and expertise to the position. Her "day job" teaching CVT courses at a local technical college has ended with the school's closure, and she is moving out of the area to be near her family.
From the entire PAW Team and the people and pets we serve, a huge THANK YOU to Isabel, Geordie, Amanda and Janna for all your hard work, commitment and the passion you've shown every person and every pet.