Cat Care Society is governed by a board of directors, who serve as volunteers and who meet monthly (or more often as needed) and oversee all aspects of the operations and strategic direction of the shelter and clinic.
Clyde Dawson is enjoying retirement after 22 years working in public broadcasting in four cities. Most recently, Clyde was Director of Membership for Colorado Public Radio (Classical Music KVOD and NPR News KCFR), and Vice President of Marketing and Development at KBDI Colorado Public Television. Prior to public broadcasting work, Clyde spent many years in the apparel and textile industries, including several years in the export end of the business, in charge of marketing and sales in Latin America and Europe.
Clyde served for eight years as a director of the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico -- Albuquerque's principal animal shelter. He has served since 2008 on the Cat Care Society board. Clyde’s favorite pursuits in retirement are travel, reading, French and Portuguese language study, and the immensely fulfilling work of the Cat Care Society. Clyde and his wife Barbara, a CCS volunteer, are proud cat-parents to Rico (pictured), whom they adopted from the CCS shelter in the summer of 2015. Their previous cats – Jezebel, Penny and Alexander – each lived to age eighteen or older. Their humans expect to be reunited with them at the Rainbow Bridge.
Gail brings CCS more than 30 years of federal government contracting experience utilizing her degree in business administration. She and her husband are active in multiple Denver area non-profit organizations. Gail has redirected her cats’ care to The Clinic at Cat Care Society for her two favorite cat fans, Spot & Trouble. She is adamant about the message, “It's all about the cats here at CCS,” and encourages supporters to consider establishing a legacy, as she has, to help continue the wonderful work being done at CCS.
Pam also enjoys gardening, photography, upholstery and is a master seamstress.
Ken joined the CCS board of directors in 2014. He is retired after 36 years of service with the Colorado state government, where he served in a number of roles, most recently as training coordinator for the Department of Human Services. He also worked with the Personnel Department developing and delivering workshops, traveling extensively, and presenting at the National Staff Development and Training Association's national conferences. In fact, Ken developed the performance management system in use during that time for all employees in all departments of the state, and delivered hundreds of training classes to supervisors in most of the departments in the state over the course of 14 years.
Ken has a B.A. in English from the University of Colorado - Boulder, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, where he completed four years of active duty in 1974. He returned to school to earn two Master's degrees from the University of Northern Colorado - in public administration and in psychology and counseling.
Ken has been involved with several organizations during his career: the Colorado Counseling Association, Colorado Vocational Counselors' Association, Colorado State Managers' Association, and the National Staff Development and Training Association.
Now retired, Ken is an avid golfer. He and his wife have four cats: Chaco, Pumpkin Pie, Kiva, and Penelope.
Linda has a B.S. in Business from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an M.S. in Accounting from the University of Colorado, Denver. She is a CPA and works as an Accounting Consultant in Denver. Her career also has included information technology, fast food franchising, oil & gas, real estate, and manufacturing. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is also a Certified Global Management Accountant.
She and her husband, Mark, live in Littleton with their cat Lilyana. Linda and Mark have been CCS patrons since adopting their cat Tyler from CCS in 2002 (gray and white cat on left). Photographing cats is one of their favorite hobbies.
Advisory Board Member
With over 20 years of experience in telecommunications networks, operational and business support systems, business intelligence, financial reporting, assurance, systems integration testing, network operations and RF engineering, Roger built his credentials working for Hitachi Consulting, Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, MediaOne, MediaOne Labs, US West Advanced Technologies and as a Captain in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He has written and presented a number of papers at conferences around the nation as well as in Europe, South America and Asia.
Roger holds a Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science, both in Electrical Engineering, from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Prior to rejoining the CSS board of directors in 2012, Roger had previously served on the CCS board and advisory board in the mid-2000's.
Roger and his wife Gayle have a new cat named Fendi.
Marla has been a board member of multiple industry organizations for decades, and was the original President of her local HOA. She took a break, and is now resuming board activities.
Marla has had cats all her life, and she generally keeps two at a time so they don't get lonely. Most of her cats are shelter cats. Her current pair are Buffy and Tony. Buffy is a 17 year old tortoise shell, and Tony is a black and white tuxedo that she brought home to keep Buffy company after losing another cat. They are both indoor cats who get to venture out to an enclosed courtyard under close supervision.
Hailing originally from Hampton VA, he has had the opportunity to live in multiple locations, and worked with various no profit organizations in the Denver metro area for the last 20 years.
A graduate with a BA in Radio and Television Broadcasting Management from the University of North Dakota and is actively working on his MS in Project management from George Washington University with a few sojourns into the Harvard Business School, Michael spent time in North Dakota Public Radio, a Hockey and Ice skating instructor, and as a professional "roadie for some of the largest international music acts of the 80s. and past directorships with such organizations as Air Power West (Historical aircraft), International Plastic Modelers Society, Denver, and a local Toastmaster's International club, Michael has also worked with the Cat Care Society Executive director Heather Allen at other shelters through out the Denver Metro area.
Presently in his capacity as a Senior Contracting officer for Real Estate, Michael can translate his experience in federal and commercial real estate as well as building management into leadership for the Cat Care Society.
When not working or playing with his 3 "furry kids" Casper, Topaz and Cherish, Michael can be found working out in medieval martial arts, competing in broadsword and rapier competitions, or flying high above the metro area in World War II aircraft.