Meet the Team

Current Board of Directors and Officers

2018 Officers

Brian Joyce, Chairman of the Board

Sue James, Secretary

Rosalyn Simon, Treasurer
email: business@tvar.org
Tel: (925) 519-9898

2018 Board of Directors

Sue James

Brian Joyce

Dawn McKeown

Sharon Silbert

Rosalyn Simon

Stephen Wickersham

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Key Team Members

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Tina Aedo

Kitten Program Coordinator
Tina Aedo is a Bay Area native that has worked in Animal Welfare for 12 years, in both municipal shelters and private animal rescues. She grew up with dogs, cats, parakeets, a guinea pig and a horse.

She is currently being ruled by Ebon, the three-legged wonder cat and Copper, a flame point Siamese with a breathing condition. When she is not working she can be found crafting or trapped under 30# of cat love watching documentaries.

She has been with TVAR since 2017.
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Lisa Grade

Dog Program Assistant
I have always had a passion for animals and joining TVAR as a volunteer in 2007 gave me the opportunity to care for homeless, shelter pets and provide a foster home for those in need.

Working with the foster dog program for the last 3 years has been a very fulfilling experience as we have been able to save so many that may not have had a chance otherwise. It is amazing to see the dogs transform and flourish once they have been placed in a loving, foster home and then go on to their forever homes.
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Sarah J. Pereira, RVT

Veterinary Technician
Born and raised here, in the Tri-Valley, I've grown up loving and caring for animals of many types. From a house full of pets to bringing home the stray dog, orphaned kitten, or injured bird - it was there, in my youth, that I knew I would have a career in veterinary medicine. In 2013, I started my career in the field. Fast forward to today - I hold my degree and am licensed nationally and by the state of California. I hold experience and continue to work in both hospital and shelter / rescue settings.

Working for TVAR has been such a rewarding experience because, instead of just caring for these animals, you truly are giving them a second chance at life. When I’m not working, I’m with my family, taking adventures and taking advantage of all that life has to offer!