OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Steve Young joined the Kitty Cottage Board of Directors in 2009 as President of the Board. Steve and his wife Mary Beth, have been associated with Kitty Cottage as adopters of several cats and are long time donors. As life long cat lovers they currently have four feline friends as members of their family. Steve holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and spent a career in the pharmaceutical industry where he was responsible for the discovery of two drugs to treat HIV infection and AIDS. A recently retired executive, he currently serves as a consultant to the biotechnology industry and government.
Steve Young, President, Board of Directors
Brandon Johnson, Secretary, Board of Directors
Brandon Johnson joined the Board in 2015. He has been a volunteer at Kitty Cottage since 2014, helping with day-to-day maintenance and general upkeep of the building. He and his wife adopted a five-year resident of Kitty Cottage, Venus. Brandon has been an attorney since 1992, primarily practicing civil defense litigation, and has represented numerous Fortune 500 corporations as well as smaller businesses. Presently, Brandon concentrates his practice in the representation of business clients in negligence and contract cases. Brandon earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Shippensburg University in 1986 and a J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 1992. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
Judith Brown, VMD, Board Veterinarian
Judith G Brown, VMD joined the board in 2013, although she has been a volunteer with Kitty Cottage since 2003. After learning of the existence of the shelter from a show on Animal Planet, she and her husband, Mike, visited the Cottage and adopted the first of many Kitty Cottage cats into their family. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Judy (as many volunteers know her) has specialty interests in feline medicine, shelter medicine and behavior. Over the years, she has developed and overseen the health management and wellness programs at Kitty Cottage. Also an ordained rabbi, Judy brings communication and leadership skills from her work with congregations and community service.
Christine Antis, Treasurer, Board of Directors
Christine Antis joined the Kitty Cottage Board of Directors in 2015 as Board Member and Treasurer. Christine has been associated with Kitty Cottage since 2003 as an adopter of 2 older cats and holds an MBA and MS from Temple University and a BSE from The University of Michigan. With a strong background in engineering and economics, she is now a leader in R&D strategy development for a major pharmaceutical company. Christine has a long history of non-profit board leadership having positions both locally and nationally with the University of Michigan Alumni Association.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Rich, Board of Directors
Betsy Rich joined the Kitty Cottage Board of Directors in 2015. Betsy has been volunteering for Kitty Cottage shortly after the shelter first opened their doors in 2002. You can usually find her at the shelter on Sundays as an acting manager. She has helped run Kitty Cottage’s annual on-line auction for the past 5-6 years, which has made around $30,000 over the years for the shelter. She regularly attends animal conferences hosted by Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and shares the knowledge learned from these conferences with the shelter. She and her husband Jeff are adopters of a couple of Kitty Cottage cat alumni themselves. She is a Senior Administrative Assistant for Aon, an employee benefits consulting/actuarial firm, where she has worked for the past 33 years. She also volunteers as a musician in the Chester County Concert Band (an adult community concert band) and sings in the Philly Pops Festival Chorus.
Paula Sterbenz, Board of Directors
Paula Sterbenz joined the Kitty Cottage Board of Directors in 2017 as a Board Member. In her work with Kitty Cottage, Paula hopes to “play it forward” in honor of the feline companions that have enriched her life by working to improve the welfare of other cats in finding their forever homes. Paula brings a background in project management and communications as manager in business development operations at a large, global pharmaceutical company. She earned an undergraduate degree in Economics and a graduate degree in Library & Information Sciences.
David Grossman, Board of Directors
David Grossman joined Kitty Cottage Board of Directors in 2017. David earned a medical doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania and practiced emergency medicine for 38 years. In addition to a career of managing life, limb, and organ threatening conditions, David served as Emergency Department division chief; corporation Board member, Compliance office, and HIPAA Security Officer; and Trustee/Administrator for two retirement plans. David is honored to serve on the Board and help Kitty Cottage provide safe and happy homes for cats.
Ron Kline, Board of Directors
Ron Kline joined the Kitty Cottage Board of Directors in 2017 as a Board Member. Ron holds an MS in Engineering Science - Software from Penn State. Over the past 25 years, Ron has held various Software Engineer and Software Development Manager positions mostly in the Investment Management industry but more recently in Pharmaceutical. He has been an adopter of cats since 1996.
Meredyth Wolsky, Board of Directors
Meredyth Wolsky joined the Kitty Cottage Board of Directors in 2017. She has a breadth of experience across the pharmaceutical industry including areas of science, technology, business and portfolio management, where she has a passion and proven track record in using analytics to drive data-driven decisions and strategies. Besides her devotion to animal welfare, Meredyth also supports the environment as part of a research-based Schuylkill Water Steward volunteer program that seeks to maintain stream water quality in Eastern PA.