Our Companions Animal Rescue

Our Companions Animal Rescue is a Connecticut based organization that promises to always do the right thing for animals, regardless of the challenge or cost.

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It is our pleasure to welcome our Board of Directors. While this diverse group of individuals offers a myriad of skills and expertise, they share a common bond: a deep commitment to the mission of Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary. We look forward to many accomplishments through the dedication of our new leadership.


Maria das Neves• Board Chair
Risa Davidson, M.S.• Secretary
Leigh Ann Kissner, CPA• Treasurer


Pat Foley • West Hartford, CT
Diana Garfield, Esq.• Acton, MA
Marie Joyner • Union, CT
Susan B. Linker • Bloomfield, CT
Maneesh Shanbhag, CFA• New York, NY
Kathy Sullivan • Bloomfield, CT
Thomas Weidman, FCAS, MAAA• West Hartford, CT
Ed Young • Southington, CT
Adam Zweifler, Esq.• West Hartford, CT

Advisory Board

Janet Bailey • Farmington, CT
Andrea Dobras• Glastonbury, CT
Valerie Friedman• Washington Depot, CT
Frank Gaetano• Grafton, MA
Jamila Hadj-Salem • Stafford Springs, CT
Linda Hatten • Farmington, CT
Lisa Holzwarth • Weston, CT
Gretchen LaBau • Bloomfield, CT
Mitchell H. Linker • Bloomfield, CT
Anne Llewellyn • Enfield, CT
Kerri Mansberg• Ashford, CT
Lauren Mascola, D.V.M.• West Hartford, CT
Alex Oldershaw • Fairfield, CT
Barbara Ruben• Middletown, CT
Damon Scott • Essex, CT
Chris Shivery • Avon, CT
Kim Zimmermann • Farmington, CT