Our Board Members

Kayla Barrett, President 

Kayla has volunteered with the PANT organization since 2014.  Before joining the PANT gang, Kayla and her husband learned of us when they adopted Abby (originally Star)!   She has participated in outreaches and adoption events and even manages the PANT Facebook.  Kayla and her husband have fostered kittens for PANT too.  They are happy "foster failures" when it comes to their kitty Costello, who they adopted after falling in love with him when he was one of their foster kitties.  Their third kitty Garfield rounds out their feline family members nicely.  They acquired him when they were at the pet store for the purpose of purchasing a fish and came home with Garfield instead.  Isn't that the way it happens for many of us?!  We are pleased to have Kayla on the PANT board.  She took over for Kristin Cotton, who rotated off in the Fall of 2018. 

Vice President - Open at this time (could this be YOU?)

We are ALWAYS looking to add more board members!  Have you ever considered becoming a member of the PANT board?  Why not attend one of our monthly meetings.  They are typically held the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Starr Memorial Library in Rhinebeck.  Be sure to call ahead first to ensure the meeting has not been moved or cancelled.  Let us know you are coming!

Gwen Harding-Peets, Secretary

Gwen rotated on to the PANT board in the summer of 2018 when Nan Leonard rotated off.  Gwen has been very involved with PANT for years in almost every capacity, from outreaches and adoption events, fostering both older cats and kittens, and trapping and helping to manage feral cat colonies.  She has trained the public in the important safe, compassionate and humane trapping methods needed for success.  Gwen volunteers with several different organizations and sits on several different managing boards, which gives her a helpful and diverse background that PANT benefits from greatly.

Beth Allen, Treasurer/Bookkeeper

Beth came to us when she reached out for help with a feral colony she and her husband were caring for.  Two quickly became twelve.  With PANT's help, her colony is under control and very well cared for.  She is retired from Central Hudson where she managed the Payroll Department for more than 15 years.  Beth takes care of our books and fills in for Gwen where needed with trapping, adoptions, etc.  She has been with us since 2018.  

Sarah Page, Member

Sarah and her husband have been foster parents for kittens in the PANT program for many years.  Sarah has participated in adoption events and outreaches as well, most recently, the PANT information table at the Rhinebeck Farmer's Market.  Fostering kittens can be a very rewarding and challenging volunteering opportunity.  If you are interested in fostering for PANT, Sarah would be a wonderful person to reach out to for advice!