As a gold medalist ice skater, Cathy personally knows what it takes to be in optimum health and to have focus and drive to win. As a business owner, she built a mobile book business that generated over a million dollars in sales each year. She knows persistence and dedication and great customer service and is a natural at fundraising and event planning. Cathy and her husband Bill share their home with two pups rescued from Baja Mexico.
Ann Collura has been an avid supporter and contributor of the Baja California Spay Neuter Foundation for many years before joining the Board. As a dedicated animal lover, she believes wholeheartedly in the mission of the Foundation to reduce Baja's pet overpopulation through MASH clinics, international vet training, and community education. Ann is excited to be a new member of the Board and is looking forward to guiding and supporting the Foundation's vision, future growth, and sustainability. As a retired small business owner with a legal background, Ann has the skill, energy, and determination to be a positive presence on the Board. In retirement, Ann enjoys volunteering, cooking, entertaining, gardening, dancing, travel and long daily walks on the beach.
Founder, Executive Director & Treasurer
A former Director of Technologies at a major Fortune 500 company in the U.S., Robin left the corporate world in 2007 to move with her husband to Rosarito, Mexico. As a lifelong animal lover, she initially volunteered at the City Dog Pound but soon realized that focused efforts on the animal overpopulation problem would have a much greater impact on the community in the long term. For 4 years she held the role of Executive Director for the Give Some Life Foundation, during which time over 10,000 animals were sterilized. Upon receiving notice that GSL foundation would be dissolving at year end 2013, Robin eagerly began to create a new low-cost spay neuter foundation so this necessary work could continue in Baja. In addition to caring for her own 6 dogs, Robin also finds time to participate in the Rosarito Animal Protection Committee, foster sick, abandoned puppies and street dogs at her home. She says ‘I had to retire to find my purpose.’
Vennessa Fuhs is a crazy animal lover and an activist for change. She adopted her first dog when she was 15 years old and hasn't taken her foot off the gas since. She is the co-founder of a non-profit organization focused on education in and around Tijuana called Small Steps for Change. Her work in Baja over the years has really brought to light the sad reality of children and animals living in impoverished communities. Venessa is dedicated to the mission of BCSNF and hopes to help grow its reach to serve more animals throughout Baja.
Eva and her husband along with their two pups are ex-pats from Texas, and have been happily living full-time in Baja since 2012. Since arriving here, she has admired the great work that Baja California Spay Neuter Foundation does. So, upon recently hearing that the organization was looking to fill board positions, she jumped at the chance to serve. Eva looks forward to playing a small part, contributing time, skills, and years of experience as a business owner, to further support this amazing organization, especially efforts to educate and help our local communities and their pets.
Maureen Minehan is a full-time resident in Rosarito, Mexico. Although retired from the Riverside County Office of Education, Maureen has always had a keen interest in animals. She has had several jobs working directly with animals and at one time even took classes at the LA Zoo to become a veterinarian. Now a widow, Maureen has two adult children and now shares her house with two dogs, several house cats, and frequently fosters motherless kittens. Since living in Mexico, Maureen has been actively managing a feral cat colony in her Campo. Her passion is to sterilize as many cats as possible through practicing TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return). Maureen has become known as the 'Cat Lady' of Baja Spay Neuter and is on speed dial to handle any cat issues that arise. She gladly shares her knowledge and helps others to better understand and manage their community cats. Recently she created a Cat Care educational video to share with local children. Maureen enjoys working with local Veterinarians, Rosarito Animal Control, and the community to improve the lives of our feline friends.
Hi, my name is Keri Pittman. I am excited about the opportunity to be on the Board of Directors with Baja Spay & Neuter. I retired from the corporate world of digital media and software licensing almost 15 years ago, 1 knew I wanted to volunteer for a worthwhile cause, and dog rescue was a good fit for me. A mutual friend introduced me to Robín Gunther, the Director of Baja Spay and Neuter and we clicked right away. 1 believe in the mission of BS&N, which is to stop the needless cycle of homeless pets and educate owners and children in the Baja Norte area of MX. We will never be able to foster and adopt our way out of the overpopulation and mistreatment of pets, spay and neuter is the key component. In my free time, I like to cook, garden, decorate and do laundry (not a joke). My Husband, Kindale and I live part time in North Texas and part time in Las Gaviotas with our two senior dogs, Neesa and Bandit. When in Texas, I foster when I am able and volunteer transport of dogs for various groups. When in Baja we enjoy going out on the boat which for me means sorne reading and my husband fishing. I volunteer at spa /neuter clinics when able and look for other ways to help animaIs in need. I hope to be able to bring some new ideas to the organization that will bring in new volunteers and donations.
Rita Goldberg began her animal journey at 13, cleaning cages for a local Veterinarian after school. Her animal career was put on hold while Rita built a Consulting business with Fortune 500 Companies, training Customer Contact Skills and Business Dress and Grooming. That led to nationwide travel, presenting fashion seminars for major department stores, and on-air image consulting for television companies. Luckily, in retirement, Rita has returned to her animal journey again for Baja Spay Neuter. In the Recovery area, Rita willingly shares her expertise and knowledge with new volunteers. As Volunteer Coordinator, her enthusiasm and energy have been invaluable to building the Baja Spay Neuter team. Rita shares her home with her cat Milagro and is so grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community.
Doctora Serrano graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California (UABC) in 1999. During her training that lead to her MVZ (Medico Veterinary Zootecnista), she also attended the University of California at Davis in their School of veterinary medicine.
Doctora Serrano participated in the first ever Give Some Life Foundation spay/neuter clinic held in Tijuana in November of 2001 and was named Medical Resident for Tijuana clinics in 2003. She continued in that role until her appointment in 2006 as the Medical Director, a post she held until 2011 when she left to spend a year as Primary Veterinarian and Medical Trainer for the Cabo San Lucas Humane Society. During her tenure, she not only sterilized thousands of animals but also trained local vets to perform minimally invasive sterilization techniques. Upon her return in January 2012 to her private veterinary practice in Tijuana she became the Medical Director for the Baja California Spay Neuter Foundation. As the Lead Veterinarian at the Tijuana Animal Control she was instrumental in achieving improved facility conditions, expanded services to include cats, education of employees and volunteers in proper resident care, reduced euthanasia rates, and institution of an adoption program.