- Elizabeth Jefferis, Executive Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cornelia Godfrey, Shelter Manager - email@example.com
- Jeanine Lorusso, Director of Dog Programs
- Nikki Baltas, Animal Care Associate
- Katie Caron, Animal Care Associate
- Sophie Collari, Animal Care Associate
- Lauren Maistros, Animal Care Associate
- Devin Maloney, Animal Care Associate
Board of Directors
Susan Rossnick, President
Susan has a professional background in engineering, marketing, and general management and leads a global engineering group for a Massachusetts-based software company. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University.
Sarah Baroud, LICSW, Vice President
Debbie Koopman, Treasurer
Kristin Sahagian, Esq., Secretary
Kristin Fitzpatrick, PHR / SHRM-CP
Kristin joined the Board of Directors in February 2016. Kristin’s love of cats and animals in general sparked her interest in Baypath and the opportunity to be a member of a team dedicated to improving the lives of animals. Kristin serves as the HR Specialist on the Board and is a member of the Finance & HR Committee.
Kristin has a professional background in management and human resources. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bryant University and a Master’s degree in Human Resources from Framingham State University.
Kristin and her husband David live in Wrentham and have two sweet and spoiled Ragdolls, Sidlee and Bentlee, who rule the house.
With a deep passion for animal welfare, Erin joined the Board of Directors in January 2015. She serves on both the Board’s Nominating Committee, which focuses on board development, and the Events Committee, assisting with Baypath’s Annual 5K.
In addition to serving on the Baypath Board of Directors, Erin is also a Board Member for Leadership MetroWest, and she is a 2015 alumna of the organization’s Leadership Academy.
Professionally, Erin is the Director of Development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest, where she works on behalf of the 3,500 local youth that utilize the organization’s three Clubhouses each year. Erin received a B.A. from Northeastern University in Communication Studies and Journalism and is currently pursuing her M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix. Erin is a longtime resident of Upton, where she lives with her two cats, Will and Grace.
Heather Holt, CPA
Heather joined the Board of Directors in August 2016, shortly after adopting a kitten from Baypath. Heather attended Bryant University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Masters in Professional Accountancy. She is a licensed CPA in Massachusetts that started her career as an auditor at a Big Four accounting firm in Boston and now works as an Assistant Controller for a public REIT.
Currently, Heather and her husband live in Franklin with their three fur babies Boone, Ava and Dany.
Elizabeth Jefferis, Executive Director
Amy Karls, DVM
Amy recently joined the Board of Directors in January 2016, about a year after Baypath helped place an FIV+ senior cat that she fostered. A veterinarian for over 15 years, she was looking for a way to become more engaged in shelter medicine through involvement with a well established companion animal shelter in central MA.
Amy is a graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. She is currently employed as a professional consulting veterinarian for Hill’s Pet Nutrition, and is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the American Animal Hospital Association, the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association. She has been a volunteer surgeon for the past eight years with the community cat/feral cat clinics hosted by Tufts and MRFRS, and has been a foster mom to a number of rescue cats with challenging medical issues. Amy is also a member of our Outreach Committee and enjoys educating pet owners on ways to keep their furry family members healthy, happy, and fit.
In August 2015, Amy began work on her Master of Science degree in Shelter Medicine through the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She plans to complete this degree in 2018.
Cheering her along through all this are her husband Michael and her four cats Isis, Calaf, Maya, and Cider. Although her life always seems to involve cats in one way or another, she also enjoys going to concerts, reading (especially science fiction and fantasy), hiking, and visiting her friends and family in CT.
Kelly Lockwood Primus
Kelly joined the Board of Directors in April 2016. Passionate about animal welfare, Kelly has adopted many dogs and cats over her lifetime, and has been a supporter of Baypath and other animal welfare societies. Currently, she and her husband have two cats they rescued while living in Texas.
With over 25 years of experience in creative marketing, communications, business and brand development, Kelly will put her skills to use with the donor development and event committees.
Kelly is the SVP, Strategic Client Solutions for Leading Women, a management consulting company focused on closing the leadership gender gap for Fortune 500 companies. Kelly and her husband, former NBA player Stuart Primus, live in Holliston.
About the Board
Each board member is also deeply involved in fundraising as only a portion of the monies needed to run the shelter is covered by adoption fees. As a team, the Board provides professional expertise, community perspective, time and organizational credibility to the administration and management of affairs at the shelter.Board members are also seated to various specialized committees, which focus on a specific area or initiative, such as grant writing, marketing and community outreach.
If you are interested in participating in Baypath's long-term development and management, please apply to join the Board of Directors.