Meet Our Board of Directors (and their special companions). . .


By profession as a Licensed Massage Therapist for 30 years, Rhonda specializes in injury rehabilitation, neck, and back pain. Joy in her life comes from quiet moments of contemplation with the Lord, not-so-quiet moments with her grandchildren and loving her rescued Husky, Blaze, where six years ago, on a blustery winter day, Rhonda drove 665 miles to rescue Blaze from a kill animal shelter. Over the decades Rhonda has both fostered and adopted Huskies, Malamutes, Akitas, and Chows.

In terms of LGCR, she sums it up with..."Love, compassion, and purpose, only by God's grace have LGCR become possible.  This is truly living grace."

Rhonda Minardi
(Executive Director)

Blaze - Siberian Husky - 7 Years

Bullseye - Chihuahua Mix

4 Years

Rescued from a litter born outside a trailer park

Trip - Pit Mix

11 Years

We found her injured off of Williams Dr. She had been hit by a car and needed to have her leg amputated. She loves the water.

Louise Anderson

Louise and husband Troy have resided in Georgetown since 1996 and been local small business owners since 1999. They are the current owners of Happy Trails Kennels & Grooming located at 6915 Williams Dr. in Georgetown. For them, it has been a joy and blessing to run a facility that provides a safe, clean, loving and fun environment for dogs. Louise has established a great working relationship with a group of local rescues, such as Georgetown Animal Outreach. Often there is a need for homing hard-to-adopt or non-adoptable dogs that Happy Trails will take in and foster. Louise is excited and honored to be considered to serve on the board of such an important and much-needed venture.

Stacy Tabish-Cordray

Stacy’s recipe for a successful venture partnership is time-tested by 17 years of commitment to two technology companies located in Washington, D.C., and Austin. Now retired, Stacy’s entrepreneurial cookbook focuses on a new chapter as owner and master baker at Lemons², a small boutique bakery. 

Stacy’s secret to success begins with a clear vision followed by commitment, integrity, and a full cup of energy. Balance the flavors by adding a dash of outside interests (baking, community volunteering, reading, travel, and photography). Stir well and serve in the company of her two Schnauzers, Baxter and Rypley. 

Baxter & Rypley

Shandra Dettbarn

Her journey began as a volunteer for the Austin ASPCA followed by a decade of rescue and ongoing care for thousands of raccoons, opossums, squirrels, raptors and deer at Austin Wildlife Rescue. In addition, Shandra is a Certified Dog Behavior Advisor (CDBA) and business owner of Canine Dimensions. Since opening her business in 2015, she has trained hundreds of breeds of every age, type, and temperament. Austin's Bests recognized Shandra as one of Austin’s Top Ten Dog Trainers.

Rescue #1003

King Bond - West Highland Terrier

13 Years
Cancer Survivor, Colitis Warrior

Amanda Kopp

Amanda has spent the past several years volunteering with canine rescue organizations, mainly coordinating approval or declination of perspective adopters and/or fosters.  In this role, as well as her role within a local healthcare company, Amanda has demonstrated the ability to manage high volumes of data and communications in often difficult situations.  She has a Master's Degree in Counseling and has had the pleasure of working along side many rescue animals to learn the ins and outs of canine-human interactions.  Amanda's dedication to the welfare of elderly canines is at the forefront of her daily life, and she is very excited about the opportunity to engage her skill-set and passions to the betterment of LGCR.

Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller is V.P. of Communications & Content at Alaffia. She previously led Sundial Brands/Unilever’s public relations for its portfolio of brands in the U.S. and international markets. Additionally, she has agency executive experience in CPG and corporate communications, as well as a film and television script development background. Melissa was an adjunct professor at Fordham University in the Communications Department and at School of Visual Arts in the Film & Television Department. Melissa and her husband, Ray, advocate for the welfare of animals and banning animal testing in the U.S. and abroad in countries still doing testing. Melissa has also led sponsorships and initiatives for animal shelters and organizations at posts she’s previously held.

Rescued at one and half years

Rescued at six months

Dog Adoptions in Texas

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