Becky Bynum, FCCAS Board President
“I started volunteering at CCAS in April of 2013, spending about 10 hours a week walking dogs. I was impressed right away with how welcoming a place it was – both the staff and the other volunteers made me feel at home there right away. Soon I began training other volunteers to walk dogs. When CCAS started playgroups, I was eager to help with them as well, because it was apparent how good they are for the dogs (and for the people connected with them as well!). I have also fostered puppies for CCAS for several years.
I teach Latin in the Shaker Heights school system and live in Shaker with my husband Phil Calabrese, a judge in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, and our dogs: a pit bull named Toby and a shepherd mix named Hermes.
We have two children: Nate is studying mechanical engineering at the University of Cincinnati, and Sophie is studying music performance at the University of Texas at Austin.”
Darcie Loreno, FCCAS Board Secretary
Darcie Loreno is a Murrow, Emmy and Associated Press award winning journalist. She’s now a digital content producer at Fox 8 News, and previously worked several years at newspapers in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
She was a founding advisory board president and Marketing/PR co-chair for Voices in the Dark Animal Rescue.
She learned of the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter by doing Facebook lives with dogs every Friday for Fox 8. She immediately realized the shelter was special, with its playgroups, cleanliness and love every dog receives.
She grew up on a farm, re-homing hundreds of cats and kittens that were abandoned there. She has one cat, Buddy, who was a foster fail from Voices.
Jennifer Davis, FCCAS At-Large Board Member
Jennifer E. Davis, MBA, is a Senior Director of Marketing at Cleveland Clinic. In this role, she leads marketing for several clinical institutes, four regional hospitals and numerous family health centers. In her 25+ career she has earned several promotions and local and national accolades for her marketing expertise.
In 2017, Jennifer earned one of Northeast Ohio’s top marketers honors by Sales and Marketing Executives of Cleveland.
Jennifer is an advocate for homeless, abused and neglected animals and has volunteered to support local shelters for many years. She is the proud “pet parent” of three rescue dogs Lola, a Jack Russell mix, Beckham, a Rottweiler mix and Foster, a Pitt Bull mix.
Jennifer earned her MBA in Social Media Marketing from Alliant International University in San Diego and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.
Susan Kennedy-Kalafati, FCCAS At-Large Board Member