ASF's Top Dawgs

We have some truly incredible people as part of the ASF team. Some of the biggest hearts and kindest souls you are likely to meet. With Nancy Pearlman- Gonzalez taking the lead as ASF's founder and CEO, we'd also like to introduce you to some of our other volunteer staff members that go above and beyond in helping ASF acheive it's goals.

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Nancy Pearlman-Gonzalez (CA)

Nancy is ASF's founder and CEO. She recently retired from Civil Service and can now focus on continuing to build ASF and secure funding through grants, Corporate funding , sponsorshp and donations to aid Aussies in need nationwide. She also handles merchandising in addition to being responsible for all administrative and fiscal duties at the federal, state and local levels.

Dale Sabatini (NY)

Dale is a Board Member and Chief Operations Officer. She supervises and processes all incoming applications and coordinates rescues, working closely with animal shelters nationwide. Dale is also a foster liaison, getting to know our fosters on a personal level.

Adrian Palmer (TN)

Adrian is a Board Member and our Chief Medical Advisor. She helps fosters with medical needs and advice. She coordinates medical care and treatment with veterinarians nationwide and works tirelessly to ensure needy animals are rescued and well-cared for.  She also coordinate rescues from shelters.

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Cheryl Woodward (OK)

Cheryl is our Regional Rep for Oklahoma


Lily is our Regional Manager for the entire Northeast including Vermont, Maine Mass, New York , New Jersey, New Hampshire and Connecticut. 

Kim Elliott Briley ( FL)

Kim is our Regional Manager for the Southeast covering 5 states. Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Alabama.

Laurie N-Blr (VA)

Laurie is our fundraising coordinator and has been with ASF since it's inception. She works with a small team of creative  individuals to execute new and creative ways to raise funds for ASF.


Cindy is a Regional Rep for Virginia and Maryland.

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Pamelina DeVengencie (GA)

Pam is our Web and Technical Support Specialist. She has created all of the applictions that are on our website, makes sure the website is up and running properly, implemented a brand new data base and deals with technical emergencies with ease.

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Dylan Norton (CA)

Dylan is our West Coast Regional Rep covering California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona & Nevada.

Kim  Pluenneke (MO)

Kim is our Regional Rep for Missouri, Iowa and Kansas and is our Microchip Manager. 

Gracia Nobles (TX)

Gracia is our Transport Coordinator. She is responsible to work with professional transport companies, booking dogs to travel to their new homes. 

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amy pieniazkiewicz-grude (IL)

Amy is our Regional Rep for Illinois and Wisconsin. She also does a lot of fundraising for ASF.

Andrea DoNovan (FL)

In addition to being a foster, Andrea is our Pilots N Paws Coordinator.  She coordinates with PNP in getting pups transported across the country.

 anna dunnivan beck(TX)

Anna is our Regional Rep for the state of Texas

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 melissa berndt-snyder(CO)

Melissa is our Regional Rep for Colorado, Utah and New Mexico

Betty Mosher (MD)

Betty is in charge of distributing ASF ID tags for all the foster dogs. 

Elizabeth Moore (KY)

Elizabeth is our Regional Rep for Kentucky and Ohio

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Jackie Hugo (wi )

Jackie processes applications for us and she also does fundraising and has created some amazing handmade items for our auctions. 

Cindy Staples ( ca)

Cindy handles our social media.  She answers all of the private messages that come through the ASF Facebook page daily. She also responds to questions and comments on the main ASF Facebook page. 

Jan Dukes (GA )

Jan is a foster for ASF and specializes in rehabilitating sick and injured dogs.  She is also being trained to be a lost pet recovery specialist.

Would you like to be part of the team? This group of Top Dawgs could really use your help!

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