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Leadership

Christi Metropole

Chief Executive Officer

When Christi Metropole encountered a stray and needy kitten in 1999, she was appalled to learn that little to no resources existed to help her, her cat, and thousands like them. As a result, she founded Stray Cat Alliance and soon, feral and free-roaming cats had found a formidable ally.

Under Christi’s unwavering leadership, hundreds of volunteers and scores of donors have since united to provide education, human power and skills to Trap / Neuter / Return (TNR) thousands of cats who need help. Under her astute direction, Stray Cat Alliance’s dedicated network helps ensure a safer, healthier quality of life for feral, stray, homeless or community cats—often misunderstood and targeted—that wouldn’t otherwise survive and flourish. Christi is acknowledged as the influential and candid voice for those cats. She is the “go to” source on the subject, whose opinion is sought by other humane proponents needing sound advice.


Christi is frequently requested as a speaker on critical issues related to cat care and protection, laws regarding humane treatment and human health-related concerns. Her experience as a teacher with Los Angeles Unified School District and as a realtor with Keller Williams Realty Brentwood has honed integral skills that help strategically steer the course and further development of Stray Cat Alliance.

Leadership

Christi Metropole Founder and CEO

When Christi Metropole encountered a stray and needy kitten in 1999, she was appalled to learn that little to no resources existed to help her, her cat, and thousands like them. As a result, she founded Stray Cat Alliance and soon, feral and free-roaming cats had found a formidable ally.

Under Christi’s unwavering leadership, hundreds of volunteers and scores of donors have since united to provide education, human power and skills to Trap / Neuter / Return (TNR) thousands of cats who need help. Under her astute direction, Stray Cat Alliance’s dedicated network helps ensure a safer, healthier quality of life for feral, stray, homeless or community cats—often misunderstood and targeted—that wouldn’t otherwise survive and flourish. Christi is acknowledged as the influential and candid voice for those cats. She is the “go to” source on the subject, whose opinion is sought by other humane proponents needing sound advice.

Christi is frequently requested as a speaker on critical issues related to cat care and protection, laws regarding humane treatment and human health-related concerns. Her experience as a teacher with Los Angeles Unified School District and as a realtor with Keller Williams Realty Brentwood has honed integral skills that help strategically steer the course and further development of Stray Cat Alliance.

Staff

Berenice Gonzalez Argueta

Cat Care Assistant

Megan Bannerman

Development Coordinator

ramon beltran

Registered Veterinary Technician

Bianca Beltran

Cat Care Shift Leader

Tammy Benesch

Adoption Coordinator

Stephaine Boltjes

Cat Care Manager

Camrin Christensen

Chief Operating Officer

Marina Damian

Cat Care Assistant

April Devane

Foster Support Coordinator

Lucia Diaz

Cat Care Assistant

Chantel Garcia

Hotline Coordinator

April Gaspar

Community Engagement Counselor

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Ruby Casales Gil

Cat Care Team Leader

Holly Harvey

Director of Foster and Adoption Programs

Jen Policarpo-Hernandez

Community Engagement Counselor

ella jang

Veterinary Assistant

John Kearns

Chief Development Officer

Sarah Lopez

Donor Relations Coordinator

Cindy Liu

Administrative Manager

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Shreya Kappal

Senior Veterinary Assistant

Stephanie Medrano

Director of Communty-based Programs

Jennifer Menjivar

Foster Program Manager

janet molina

Community Engagement Counselor

Maira Moncayo

Cat Care Assistant

Michelle Nuñez

TNR Counselor

Tiffany Palazzini

Social Media and Corporate Partnerships Manager

Rebeca Robles

Community Engagement Counselor

Joshua Roebuck

Cat Care Assistant

Cortney Rojas

Veterinary Assistant

Avarie Shevin

Director of Programs

Susan Shiells

Volunteer Program Manager

Dr. Erich Stumpp

Veterinarian

Iris Svis

Thrift Store Manage

Nicole Tarver

Cat Care Assistant

Patricia Reyes Toscano

Cat Care Shift Leader

Patricia Valladares

Hotline Coordinator

Jeri Williams

Veterinary Assistant

Diana Zavalza

Veterinary Assistant

Board of Directors

Courtney Fern

Member

Aaron Leider

Treasurer

Betsy Liley

Chair

Christi Metropole

President & CEO

Jon Pelletier

Member

Angie Rubin

Member

Katherine Ruffner MD

Member

Kaye Zigrang

Member

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