Carrie Jurney, DVM, DACVIM (Neuro) (she/her/hers)
Carrie graduated from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She was awarded her Neurology diplomate in 2009 and her Advanced Neurology Certificate in 2011. Carrie practices throughout the U.S. as a neurologist and is also an enthusiastic lecturer.
Carrie joined NOMV as a Facebook Moderator and served as Secretary before becoming President. Her experiences in NOMV led to seeking continuing education in mental health to better understand and be a part of the solution. Carrie is a founding Board member of NOMV.
Caitlin Furlong (she/her/hers)
Caitlin’s dad is a small animal veterinarian, which meant she was surrounded by animals since day one. In 2018, Caitlin joined an equine veterinary practice, as the Marketing and Events Coordinator where she started to learn about veterinary suicide and the lack of resources readily available. Caitlin’s vision for NOMV led to establishing NOMV’s largest annual fundraiser – the NOMV Race Around the World!
Her passion in joining the NOMV Board as Secretary is to create positive mental health initiatives/resources for the veterinary profession. Caitlin joined the NOMV Board of Directors in 2020.
Paul Mataras, MBA (he/him/his)
Paul resides in Boston, Massachusetts and serves as Managing Partner at Boston Veterinary Clinic. He earned his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business with an emphasis on Finance. Paul began serving as a NOMV Board Member in 2020.
Beginning in 2022, Paul serves as the NOMV Treasurer.
Brian Bourquin, DVM (he/him/his)
Fueled by childhood dreams of being a keeper at his own zoo, Brian (also known as “Dr. B”) realized from a young age his path – a career in veterinary work. His journey began with graduation from Cornell University (the number 1 school in the U.S. for veterinary medicine). After 13 years as a Boston Veterinarian, he founded Boston Veterinary Clinic in 2012, placing an emphasis on trust, compassion, and top-level patient care.
Brian joined the NOMV Board or Directors in 2020.
Karla Fernandez, RVT (she/her/hers)
Karla has been a Veterinary Technician for 19 years, with studies completed at San Francisco State University and Foothill College. Karla serves as a NOMV Support Staff Facebook Moderator and volunteers with the NOMV Support Grants program.
Karla joined the NOMV Board of Directors in 2020.
Taylor Miller, DVM (she/her/hers)
Taylor is a 2010 graduate of the Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine and a Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Oregon. Her interest in mental health began during vet school and culminated in the pursuit of a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. After nine years exclusively in the veterinary world, she has restructured her time to focus on her mission of improving the mental health and wellbeing of veterinary professionals as a counselor and educator.
Taylor is co-chair of the Education Committee, serves on the Student Support Committee, and is an active speaker in support of NOMV’s education initiative. She joined the NOMV Board of Directors in 2022.
Erika Lin-Hendel, VMD, PhD (they/them/theirs)
Dr. Erika Lin-Hendel, VMD, PhD graduated from University of Pennsylvania’s Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program in 2016. Dr. Lin-Hendel consulted in the swine industry before shifting to small animal medicine to create more space for their advocacy work in mental health and social justice. They currently serve on the board of organizations including Des Moines Pride Center and Iowa Queer Communities of Color Coalition, are active in PrideVMC’s DEI working group where they have co-authored the Gender Identity Bill of Rights for the Veterinary Profession.
Dr. Lin-Hendel serves as Chair of the NOMV Student Support and Mentorship Committee, and joined the NOMV Board of Directors in 2022.
Shannon Emmons, DVM (she, her, hers)
Shannon is a graduate of Atlantic Veterinary Class of 2017. She is a small animal veterinarian practicing in southern Maine and the owner of Eliot Veterinary Hospital.
Shannon first got involved with NOMV after her own mental health struggles and worked to start the NOMV Ambassadors Committee. She is the Education Committee Co-Chair and a member of NOMV Seacoast. Shannon joined the NOMV Board of Directors in 2023.
Pete Vincett (he/him/his)
Pete grew up in rural Ontario, Canada, where from a young age he was surrounded by farms and animals and quickly appreciated the human-animal bond relationship. Since 2020, Pete has served as Chief Commercial Officer for a pet aftercare company, and previously he served as a senior executive at several other companies. Pete brings 20+ years of broad general management business experience combined with extensive international experience having worked on 4 continents and 10 countries. When not working, he values spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Pete joined the NOMV Board of Directors in 2023.
Interim Executive Director
Danielle Constein (she/her/hers)
Danielle’s desire to work on causes close to her heart led her to leave a career in restaurant management for the non-profit world. As the Operations Manager at Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, Danielle served the WWII Japanese American Incarceration Site with a variety of duties from financial management to program creation to volunteer management.
In September 2020, Danielle joined NOMV, an organization that speaks to her heart. She began as the operations administrator and has moved into the role of Director of Finance & Special Projects. Danielle, who lives less than an hour from Yellowstone National Park, is an avid adventurer with a love of the land, which she explores with her husband and dachshund, Bugg.
Director of Programs
Bri Golob, MSW (she/her/hers)
Bri is originally from Connecticut, but she relocated to Florida in 2014. Bri is a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern in the state of Florida working towards full-licensure. Bri earned her Masters in Social Work in 2022 and her Masters of Arts in 2019 with a degree in Education – Online Teaching & Learning. Her passion is mental health and she provides therapy to individuals in addition to her role with NOMV. Before joining the NOMV team, Bri was an academic advisor for 6 years and an adjunct professor for 1.5 years. Bri spends what little free time she has with her husband and two dogs: Pumba and Cole.
Director of Development
Gabby Mora (she/her/hers)
Gabby lives in the Chicago-area with Arlo, Mabel, & Iris – her three rescue pitbulls. She also occasionally has fosters joining the crowd.
Gabby has a history of successful fundraising for animal-related causes. Her experience is diverse and includes everything from holding fundraising events to securing corporate sponsorships and writing grants. Gabby’s passion for veterinary medicine started when a veterinary team saved her dog Arlo’s life by conducting an essential amputation. Arlo is a happy, healthy three-legged dog and Gabby cannot imagine her life without him. She is forever grateful for all that veterinary teams do.
Jenn Book (she/her/hers)
Jenn is a recent graduate from Arizona State University with her Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology. Prior to working at NOMV, Jenn worked in behavioral health services and homeless services. She joined NOMV in April 2022, combining her passion for mental health advocacy with her passion to support those in vet med. Jenn is originally from Pennsylvania but has lived all over the country. She currently lives in California with her husband, two Vietnamese Mossy Frogs (Kale & Tofu), Pacman frog (Echo), Greek tortoise (Geno), and two dogs (Bear and Bernie).
CLEAR Blueprint Program Manager
Danny Rosenmund (he/him/his)
Danny came to work at the intersections of people and animals while completing his Masters in Historical Musicology at the University of Pittsburgh in 2015. Since then, he has held a wide variety of roles at non-profit animal shelters ranging from front-line kennel work and admissions counseling to volunteer coordination and shelter management. He joined NOMV in October 2021 in part to help support the veterinary professionals that he worked with in sheltering. He is committed to helping people that love animals have the resources they need. Originally from Virginia, Danny lives in western Pennsylvania with his wife and their shelter alumni: cats Louie and Eliza, and dogs Jolene and Annabelle.
CLEAR Blueprint Program Manager
Kelsey Creelman, LMSW (she/her/hers)
Kelsey grew up motivated by her love of animals and her desire to help others. After spending over 12 years working in various capacities in veterinary medicine, Kelsey knew she wanted to provide more support to the veterinary community. She obtained her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2021 with the goal of becoming a Veterinary Social Worker. Kelsey is extremely passionate about bringing adequate mental health care, wellness, and resources to everyone in the veterinary field. In addition to her work at NOMV, Kelsey provides individual therapy at a local mental health private practice in Albuquerque, NM, serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the International Association of Veterinary Social Work (IAVSW), and is pursuing her Veterinary Social Work certificate from the University of Tennessee.
Marketing & Design Coordinator
Madi Duelge (she/her/hers)
In May of 2021, Madi graduated from the University of South Florida with her bachelors degree in Psychology, Cum Laude. During her final two years at USF, she worked for the admissions department as a Communications Assistant. Madi joined the NOMV team in October 2021 as the Marketing & Design Coordinator and is eager to carry on the mission of NOMV through all social platforms. She currently lives in Florida with her boyfriend and their two rescue kittens: Willie and Howie.
Lifeboat and Resource Administrator
Cassiopeia Lee (they/them/theirs)
In the late 20th century, Cass was born on the West Coast of the United States. They graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a bachelor’s in Community Studies focusing on Health Justice. Cass joined NOMV in March 2023 after previously working as a public assistance caseworker. They enjoy a variety of enrichment activities such as cooking, gardening, and playing the guitar.
Since joining NOMV in March of 2023, Cass is excited to support NOMV as the Lifeboat & Resource Administrator.
Gabby Cadieux (she/her/hers)
Gabby is a recent graduate from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English-Creative Writing and a minor in Theatre Arts. Following her graduation, Gabby worked as an animal care specialist for 6 months while volunteering as a mental health presenter, which enhanced her interest for both areas. Since joining NOMV in March of 2023, Gabby is thrilled to be sharing her passion for mental health advocacy within the veterinary community as Programs Assistant.
In her free time, Gabby enjoys hiking throughout the various parks in her home in the suburbs of St. Louis and hanging out with her very photogenic cat, Sophie.
Eden Stephan (she/her/hers)
Eden is from the Chicago-land area and shares her home with her 3 senior cats and Australia shepherd mix, Denver. She has begun her career in veterinary medicine in high school and never left. After spending some time in operation roles, and volunteering with NOMV she was able to take the leap and join NOMV supporting our wonderful ambassadors. Eden is currently pursuing her MSW in Veterinary Medicine and hopes to continue spreading the importance of mental health within our industry.
When not working, Eden can be found cheering on her 3 boys in their various sports or reading a good book by her fireplace.
Rodney Washington (he/him/his)
Rodney embarks on an exciting new chapter after completing his social work studies at Loras College in Dubuque. Rodney dedicates himself to a diverse and fulfilling career in social work. He provided counseling to adolescents facing substance use challenges, served in Arizona’s welfare program, and assumed roles as a social service assistant and director in a skilled nursing rehabilitation home. By a stroke of fate, Rodney discovers an exciting opportunity when he notices veterinary hospitals seeking social workers, and several months later, he was introduced to NOMV. With his invaluable skills and compassionate heart, he strives to create a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of those he encounters.
CLEAR Blueprint MSW Intern
Lena Clardy (she/her/hers)
Lena Clardy is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at the University of North Alabama. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Mississippi in 2012, she realized her true passion lay in helping individuals navigate their unique life experiences. Currently residing in Tupelo, MS with her husband Chad, Lena shares her home with two small dogs named Oscar and Daisy, as well as two large cats named Loki and Willow. Additionally, Lena and Chad have four adult sons located throughout the United States and are proud grandparents to an adorable one-year-old grandson named Teddy.
CLEAR Blueprint MSW Intern
Susie Mitchell, CVT (she/her/hers)
Susie worked as a veterinary technician for the past 12 years. Experiencing the stresses of the field first hand, Susie is passionate about helping veterinary professionals lead healthy and successful lives. Susie has decided to pursue a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) with focus in Veterinary Social Work at the University of Tennessee. In her free time Susie enjoys cooking, camping, taking road trips to National Parks, and spending time with her 3 dogs and 1 cat.
CLEAR Blueprint MSW Intern
Amanda Quillin (she/her/hers)
Amanda or Q started in a small animal clinic in high school and decided
that she wanted to be in veterinary medicine to help those who couldn’t speak for themselves. After
many years, Q got her AS in veterinary technology and sat for both the NATV and the FVMA, becoming
credentialed in Florida in 2007. After more than a decade as a veterinary technician, Q tearfully left the field and pursued a Master’s of Science in
Integrative Health and Wellness to offer hope to the field she had to leave behind. When doors
remained shut to Q and to the help she offered, she went looking for another solution, landing both at
UTK MSSW and post-graduate certificate for Veterinary Social Work and NOMV.
CLEAR Blueprint MSW Intern
Rebecca Williams (she/her/hers)
Hello, animal-lovers, animal caregivers, and lovers of animal caregivers! My name is Rebecca and I am an organizational leadership intern with the CLEAR Blueprint Program at NOMV. I am an MSSW-VSW-CHEP candidate at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and University of Denver and the founder of Ohana Pet Care and Counseling in Louisville, KY and Vancouver, WA. My passion is navigating the untapped science behind the profound connection between human and non-human animals. I have a background in veterinary medicine as a veterinary technician in small animal, feline-only, hospice, in-clinic, and mobile settings. My specialization is with geriatric, infirm, and behavioral pets and their caregivers.
Dr. Anthony Loomis, Medical Director at Westfield Animal Hospital and Medical Advisor at PetVet Care Centers
Cheryl Ahlquist, Director of Marketing at Midwest Veterinary Supply
Dzmitry Miranovich, Co-Founder and CEO at Associated Veterinary Partners
Joe Faiella, President at CUBEX Veterinary Solutions
Dr. Joseph Hahn, Executive Director of US Companion Animal and Equine Professional Services at Merck Animal Health
Keith Ducharme, Regional Vice President of Sales Eastern US at Gateway Services Inc.
Michael Raphael, President & Chief Executive Officer at IndeVets
Sang Park, Owner and Founder at Unique Practice Valuations Inc.
Tedd Trabert, Director of People & Success at Associated Veterinary Partners