Leadership Team

Susan Lee Vick
Chief Executive Officer

Susan brings to her role as CEO a lifelong passion for the human-animal bond and a diverse set of leadership, business, and management skills. In the course of her career, Susan has successfully led local, regional, and national nonprofits and socially responsible businesses serving sectors ranging from human services to conservation science, urban renewal, endowment management, and the arts. She attributes her achievements to shared inspiration, commitment to mission, and teamwork.

Prior to joining Joybound, Susan served as Chief Operating Officer at Hugh Futrell Corporation, Chief Advancement Officer at Point Blue Conservation Science, and Chief Development Officer at Church Investment Group. As National Director of Advancement at Canine Companions, she oversaw 66% revenue growth in under three years, fueling collateral surges in mission and impact.

Susan takes particular pride in having raised a Canine Companions service dog who successfully partnered with a wounded U.S. Army Veteran of the war in Afghanistan. She has served her community in leadership roles with organizations such as the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Living Room shelter for homeless women and their children, Roseland University Prep, and Sonoma County Tourism. Susan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with highest honors in English from the University of California at Davis. She has two dogs, Sophie and Jax, and in her free time enjoys the company of her children, hiking, running, and trekking.

Raul Del Barco
Chief Talent Officer

With extensive experience in talent acquisition, employee relations, organizational and leadership development, and DEI initiatives, Raul plays a pivotal role as Chief Talent Officer, cultivating talent, and steering our team’s growth and continued success. As Chief Human Resources Officer at the California Academy of Sciences – one of the Bay Area’s leading educational and cultural institutions – Raul was instrumental in leading the organization through multiple changes as it transitioned from a temporary location to a newly rebuilt world-class museum and industry leader. Raul personally learned the depth of joy through the human-animal bond during his time at Joybound, adding rescue kitten Chaski to his family.

Cheryl McKenna
Chief Financial Officer

Cheryl joined Joybound in 2019, bringing with her 20 years of accounting experience. She spent 15 of those years as a CFO in the non-profit arena, cultivating strong financial, human resource, and information technology systems within her organizations. She thoroughly enjoys providing leadership and has served on local, state, and national committees. Cheryl loves doting on her grandkids, travelling, and exploring all that the greater Bay Area has to offer.

Lisa M. Moore
Chief Advancement Officer

In more than two decades of professional fund development, Lisa has built a proven track record of leading successful campaigns, including a historic campaign that raised over $136 million for Saint Mary’s College of California, where she served as Vice President of Advancement. While she has extensive experience leading development, marketing and community engagement within higher education and healthcare sectors,  Lisa’s enthusiasm and commitment to the human-animal bond is guided by her passion to elevate healthier, happier communities by sharing the joy and unconditional love of animals, such as that she receives  from her own dog, Stella.

Wendy Taylor-Tanielian
Chief of Staff

Wendy’s background as a marketing and communication strategist includes creative engagement work for brands such as AT&T, DIRECTV, Tenet Healthcare, and a roster of political clients. A born storyteller (aka a Texan) she also is a dedicated problem-solver and passionately committed to our mission. When her nose isn’t in a pile of research or animal statistics, she’s often puzzling her teammates with obscure lyric references. Wendy and her husband share their Bay Area home with Joybound rescue dog, Max, and rescue cats, Bella and Vougie.

Board of Directors

  • Gregory L. McCoy, Esq., President
    Gagen McCoy
    Danville, CA
  • Jennifer Hall, Vice President
    Senior Vice President, Intuit (retired)
    Pleasanton, CA
  • Dayna Sayres, Treasurer
    Community Philanthropist
    Orinda, CA
  • Morgan Forsey, Secretary
    Partner, Arent, Fox, Schiff
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Greg Andrews
    President, SVP Pet Distribution at Central Garden & Pet
    Walnut Creek, CA
  • Rose Bollman
    General Manager and Senior Vice President South Division, PepsiCo (retired)
    Palm Coast, FL
  • Angela De La Housaye Ashley
    Founding Attorney, DLHA Law Group
    Walnut Creek, CA
  • Steve Degnan
    Chief HR Officer, Nestle Purina PetCare North America (retired)
    St. Louis, MO
  • Jason Dombrosky, DVM
    Medical Director, Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG)
    San Ramon, CA
  • Kevin Fick
    Board of Directors, Petwise Inc.
    Orinda, CA
  • Mark Jennings
    San Francisco-based Investor
    Sausalito, CA
  • Peter Scott
    Chief Executive Officer, American Pet Products Association
    Stamford, CT
  • Alice Tillett
    Chief Executive Officer, Petmate
    Keller, TX

Former Members of the Board of Directors

  • Bradley N. Blake
  • Mayno W. Blanding
  • William A. Blase, Jr.
  • Sandy Block
  • Maria Brunner
  • Kara Carter
  • Glenn Colacurci
  • Brenda I. De La Ossa
  • Michael Duffield
  • Eileen M. Fagan
  • Grant E. Finlayson
  • Bill Goldberg
  • Jackie Gordon
  • W. Roger Haughton
  • Frank Johnson
  • Timothy Krisch
  • Neal Mitchell
  • Carrie A. Morgridge
  • Dan O’Brien
  • Steven C. Parrish
  • David Pratt
  • Cynthia H. Rainey
  • George Riggs
  • Daniel L. Roberts
  • John S. Schiavo
  • Marsha A. Servetnick
  • Dr. James Sexton
  • Jeffrey W. Sposito
  • John R. Steiner
  • Keith R. Thomas
  • Amy Trask
  • John S. Watson
  • Jill Winspear
  • Amy D. Zeifang

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