CARES Steering Committee

The CARES Steering Committee is comprised of both government and non-government organizations that are committed to helping animals in disasters. Each organization brings vital resources and expertise that make the California Animal Response Emergency System work.

CARES Steering Committee Charter signed

Steering Committee Members

  1. VACANT, Chair – California Department of Food and Agriculture
  2. Annette Jones – California Department of Food and Agriculture
  3. Tina Curry, Chair – California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
  4. Kelly Huston – California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
  5. LeAnn Raffanti- California Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Tarah Heller – California Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Valerie Fenstermaker – California Veterinary Medical Association
  8. Grant Miller – California Veterinary Medical Association
  9. Erica Gaudet- Hughes – State Humane Association of California
  10. Madeline Bernstein – State Humane Association of California
  11. Frank Corvino – California Animal Control Director’s Association
  12. Jay Kerr – California Veterinary Medical Association
  13. Diane McClure – Western University School of Health Sciences
  14. Bennie Osburn – University of California at Davis, Western Institute of Food Safety and Security
  15. Mike Payne – University of California at Davis, Western Institute of Food Safety and Security
  16. Paul Tassone – California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
  17. Joe Gear – California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
  18. Mike DeSpain – Mechoopda Indian Tribe
  19. Dana Grau – California Department of Public Health
  20. Joe Gonzales – California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  21. John Gulserian – California Emergency Services Association
  22. John DeBeaux – California Emergency Services Association
  23. Anne Reynolds – American Red Cross
  24. JoAnn Zwicky – Federal Emergency Management Agency
  25. Joseph Gonzales – California Department of Social Services
  26. Tracy McBroom – American Red Cross
  27. Ria DeGrassi – California Farm Bureau Federation
  28. Todd Smith – United States Department of Agriculture
  29. Patrick Lynch – California Emergency Medical Services Authority
  30. Sharron Leaon – California Volunteers
  31. Naomi Flam – Central California Animal Disaster Team

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 CFBF    american-red-cross    CDSS    CDFW   shac

WesternU   EMSALogo   SPCA LA   Cal Fire    usda_logo_rev

fema_logo     CACDA

Mechoopda     logo_CDPH_v.1_color   CESA

UC Davis  Cal Volunteers  CCADT

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