BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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President: Joy Bunkowske
Treasurer: Sharon Vartanian
Secretary: Elizabeth Nathans
  Clay Odell

Joy Bunkowske

Joy has been involved with rescue for over twelve years and was one of the five co-founders of B.O.N.E.S. Previously, she served on the Board of Directors of the Boothbay Region Humane Society (ME) and held the positions of Adoption Counselor, Foster Coordinator, and Volunteer Coordinator for BREW NE (Beagle Rescue Education and Welfare - New England). Joy and her husband share their lives with their three beagles, Minnie, Wyle and Skipper.

Elizabeth (Ibby) Nathans

Elizabeth has been a volunteer with B.O.N.E.S. since 2005 and most recently has been involved in the adoption area. She is held in high regard by everyone on the adoption team and has a flair for making great matches and following up to make sure all is well. Ibby has much to bring to the Board. As a Dean at Harvard University and Boston College she has been involved in, among other things, team building and development of start-up programs. She has also been involved in rescuing animals since the late 1960's and has the desire to help B.O.N.E.S. continue to grow and become a strong organization for the beagles that need our help.

Clay Odell

Clay has been involved with B.O.N.E.S. as a volunteer for two years, and is the dad to two B.O.N.E.S. alumni, Snoopy and Herbie. Clay has been a paramedic for 28 years, recently serving as Chief of the New Hampshire Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, and is currently working for Global Rescue, a worldwide medical evacuation company. He also has a background in business management and is a registered nurse. He and his partner Ann are crazy beagle lovers who live in Lebanon, NH.

Sharon Vartanian

Sharon joined B.O.N.E.S. in 2005 after adopting her first beagle, Ms. Lucy. She has been involved with various non-profit organization for over 40 years with her focus primarily on animal rescues. With a background in business, management and staff development, Sharon brings a business focus to the organization. Sharon joined the Board in 2009 and has held the position of Treasurer since then, working closely with her team, other members of the Board and our directors to ensure that B.O.N.E.S. is financially sound and in compliance as a MA and Federal non-profit. In addition, Sharon helps with transports and serves on various committees. Sharon lives in N.H. with her significant other Jack and dogs, Jimmy, Scout and Frankie - all former B.O.N.E.S. rescues.

ADVISORY BOARD

Dr Jim Herrmann

Dr Jim Herrmann graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences in 1996, with honors from the Phi Zeta Veterinary Medicine Society. He enjoys complex surgical problems and relishes seeking the cause, then treating a patient's lameness. He continually strives to advance his surgical skills with ongoing training through the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium, the Kyon Symposium, and is a member of the Veterinary Orthpedic Society. He is an avid reader of current veterinary scientific literature, and emphasizes evidence based medicine in his daily practice.