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
Mitchell H. Linker • Bloomfield, CT
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
Valerie Friedman • Washington Depot, CT
Kim Zimmermann • Farmington, CT
Frank Gaetano, CPA (Licensed in MA, CT, NY and NJ) • Grafton, MA
George Trumbull • West Simsbury

Advisory Board

Janet Bailey • Farmington, CT
Andrea Dobras• Glastonbury, CT
Jamila Hadj-Salem • Stafford Springs, CT
Linda Hatten • Farmington, CT
Lisa Holzwarth • Weston, CT
Gretchen LaBau • Bloomfield, CT
Anne Llewellyn • Enfield, CT
Kerri Mansberg• Ashford, CT
Lauren Mascola, D.V.M.• West Hartford, CT
Barbara Ruben• Middletown, CT
Damon Scott • Essex, CT
Chris Shivery • Avon, CT
Joleen Nevers • Storrs, CT
Jessica Beganski • West Hartford, CT
Diana Garfield, Esq.• Acton, MA

Updated 5/29/2018