Board of Directors

Cathy Threadingham
Cathy ThreadinghamFounder, Executive Director
Cathy co-founded Hope with her daughter, Ashley. As Executive Director, she leads the Board of Directors, ensures the financial performance and viability of Hope, drives our mission and strategy, and oversees day-to-day and strategic rescue operations.
Ashley Threadingham
Ashley ThreadinghamFounder, Director of Operations
Ashley co-founded Hope with her mom, Cathy. In her role as Director of Operations, she works with the Board and volunteers to ensure our mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach. She also created and continues to maintain our website.
Alyssa Stepien
Alyssa Stepien Marketing Director
Alyssa develops and implements marketing strategy to expand the reach and mission of Hope. She developed our current brand identity and guides marketing, design, and photography-related efforts. She is also our resident volunteer photographer.
Elizabeth Strawbridge
Elizabeth StrawbridgeSecretary
Elizabeth manages communications for the Board of Directors including records management keeping and meeting minutes. She also serves as our Adoption Coordinator and sends out relevant emails to past adopters about important reminders.
Kate Weisshaar
Kate WeisshaarTreasurer
Kate acts as Treasurer for Hope Animal Rescue. Her responsibilities include overseeing the organization’s financial administration, generating financial reports and filing legal forms, and advising the board on financial strategy.
Laurel Limaye
Laurel LimayeOutreach Director
Laurel oversees and coordinates community outreach and advocacy efforts, working to keep families and pets together by connecting at-risk families with resources. She builds much-needed relationships between HAR and our local providers.
Michael Willis
Michael WillisPrograms Director
Michael provides program management for Hope’s foster and volunteer programs and works with a team of foster coordinators to develop and implement program goals and objectives, all while coordinating medical and behavioral care for foster dogs.
Veronica Pflueger
Veronica PfluegerDevelopment Director
Veronica coordinates numerous fundraising programs for Hope. In addition, she assists in developing goals and major gift opportunities, soliciting funds and identifying potential donors. She also serves as our Social Media Manager and promotes our adoptable dogs.