Meet our Team of Talented and Passionate Cat Lovers!

Much like the cats and kittens they help us save, our employees and volunteers at Purrfect Pals are unique. Each brings different experience, talent and perspective to our team and that diversity makes us even stronger. Together we are using our passion, dedication and innovation to provide second chances for the cats and kittens in our community who need us most…

Because Every Cat Matters.

Much like the cats and kittens they help us save, our employees and volunteers at Purrfect Pals are unique. Each brings different experience, talent and perspective to our team and that diversity makes us even stronger. Together we are using our passion, dedication and innovation to provide second chances for the cats and kittens in our community who need us most… Because Every Cat Matters.

Our Staff Leadership Team

  • Kathleen Olson, CAWA
    Kathleen Olson, CAWA
    Executive Director
  • Kelsey Kohlwes, CPB
    Kelsey Kohlwes, CPB
    Finance Director
  • Carol Lamar
    Carol Lamar
    Operations Director
  • Susan Bark
    Susan Bark
    Foster Care and Intake Manager
  • Shawnna Jonas
    Shawnna Jonas
    Community Engagement Manager
  • Hailey Martin
    Hailey Martin
    Clinic Manager
  • Jessica Rockstad
    Jessica Rockstad
    Adoption Manager
  • Brandy Unruh
    Brandy Unruh
    Cat Care Manager

Management Staff

  • Kathleen Olson, CAWA
    Kathleen Olson, CAWA
    Executive Director
  • Kelsey Kohlwes, CPB
    Kelsey Kohlwes, CPB
    Finance Director
  • Carol Lamar
    Carol Lamar
    Operations Director
  • Susan Bark
    Susan Bark
    Foster Care and Intake Manager
  • Shawnna Jonas
    Shawnna Jonas
    Community Engagement Manager
  • Hailey Martin
    Hailey Martin
    Clinic Manager
  • Jessica Rockstad
    Jessica Rockstad
    Adoption Manager
  • Brandy Unruh
    Brandy Unruh
    Cat Care Manager

Our Board of Directors

  • Jeanne Lind, President
    Jeanne Lind, President
    Retired, Safeco Insurance
  • James Petts, Ph.D., Vice President
    James Petts, Ph.D., Vice President
    Amazon.com
  • Matthew Calnek, Treasurer
    Matthew Calnek, Treasurer
    Collins Aerospace
  • Meg Brunner, Secretary
    Meg Brunner, Secretary
    University of Washington
  • Kathy Centala, Founder
    Kathy Centala, Founder
    Retired, United Airlines
  • Jimi Boulet
    Jimi Boulet
    Advanced Health Care
  • Tracey Frankcom
    Tracey Frankcom
    Microsoft
  • Suzanne Lee
    Suzanne Lee
    Marketing Consultant
  • Hilary Seling, MBA
    Hilary Seling, MBA
    T-Mobile
  • Whitney Whitworth
    Whitney Whitworth
    Close to Creative
  • Nancy Xia
    Nancy Xia
    Amazon.com
  • Toni Zonneveld
    Toni Zonneveld
    Bartell Drugs

Board of Directors

  • Jeanne Lind, President
    Jeanne Lind, President
    Retired, Safeco Insurance
  • James Petts, Ph.D., Vice President
    James Petts, Ph.D., Vice President
    Amazon.com
  • Matthew Calnek, Treasurer
    Matthew Calnek, Treasurer
    Collins Aerospace
  • Meg Brunner, Secretary
    Meg Brunner, Secretary
    University of Washington
  • Kathy Centala, Founder
    Kathy Centala, Founder
    Retired, United Airlines
  • Jimi Boulet
    Jimi Boulet
    Advanced Health Care
  • Tracey Frankcom
    Tracey Frankcom
    Microsoft
  • Suzanne Lee
    Suzanne Lee
    Marketing Consultant
  • Hilary Seling, MBA
    Hilary Seling, MBA
    T-Mobile
  • Whitney Whitworth
    Whitney Whitworth
    Close to Creative
  • Nancy Xia
    Nancy Xia
    Amazon.com
  • Toni Zonneveld
    Toni Zonneveld
    Bartell Drugs

Join Our Board of Directors!

We are pleased to be recruiting for new Board Members to support our organization. We are looking for candidates who possess a passion for cats, leadership skills and experience and expertise in fundraising, business administration, accounting, finance, sales, marketing, law, public relations, project management or event planning.

All Board Members are expected to attend monthly Board meetings (currently held on Sundays in Brier) and actively participate on at least one committee.

If you are interested in being considered as a candidate for openings on our Board, please email your resume to our Executive Director. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Join Our Board!

We are pleased to be recruiting for new Board Members to support our organization. We are looking for candidates who possess a passion for cats, leadership skills and experience and expertise in fundraising, business administration, accounting, finance, sales, marketing, law, public relations, project management or event planning.

All Board Members are expected to attend monthly Board meetings (currently held on Sundays in Brier) and actively participate on at least one committee.

If you are interested in being considered as a candidate for openings on our Board, please email your resume to our Executive Director. We look forward to hearing from you!