Leadership

The key to any successful organization or venture is a strong leadership backbone. And that is no exception here at the Fredericksburg SPCA. We wouldn't be able to change so many lives, human and animal alike, without the dedication of the following individuals.
Caitlin Daly has been the Executive Director at the Fred SPCA since February 2015. Since that time, the organization has doubled intake and adoption rates and the numbers continue to rise. Caitlin is a social media and marketing guru, with a keen ability to attract new business partnerships and greater community support through her passion for the animals at the SPCA. When she's not at the shelter, Caitlin is usually spending time with her three dogs Rowan, Jena, and Poe. She enjoys reading, learning, and being outside. Wonder where she gets all the energy? It's coffee. Lots and lots of coffee!
Dalia Salah A native Virginian, Dalia fell in love with nonprofits when she was only a teenager. Inspired at a national marketing competition led by the Distributive Education Clubs of America, Dalia quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work. This resolve stuck with her through her adult years, leading her to work with two large animal welfare organizations in the DC metropolitan area. Over a decade later, Dalia provides organizational support to our FredSPCA team of directors and is happy spending her days keeping Fredericksburg an animal friendly place to live, one program at a time.
Erica Levin is the Director of Development for the Fred SPCA.
Erica's career in philanthropy has spanned two decades and has included numerous charities such as Columbia University, and the Whitney Museum of Art. She is delighted to be a part of Team SPCA and the wonderful work that goes on at our shelter.
Sarah Chiles is the Placement Coordinator at the FredSPCA. As Placement Coordinator, Sarah has regional responsibility for the rescue, development, and creative placement of the FredSPCA's most important asset – its animals. She champions the FredSPCA's vision: ‘a safe, happy community for all people and animals.' With a constantly growing animal population, Sarah enables the FredSPCA to scale, while keeping animals, foster families, and staff supported. When Sarah is not saving lives, she enjoys spending time with her family or busting out yoga moves!
Candi Armstrong joined the team in May 2017 and serves as the FredSPCA Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator. She manages the volunteer programs and community outreach efforts which include both adults and a growing number of youth and children’s activities at the shelter. With a background in macro social work and community development, her career has taken on many forms with a variety of experiences working in grassroots community efforts, nonprofit organizations and the federal government. After 2.5 years living in Fredericksburg, she feels she has finally found her “home” working here at the SPCA and is humbled to be part of such an amazing team of change-makers and community leaders. Candi is originally from the great state of Kentucky, though she has lived in several places throughout the United States and spent three years in Scotland where she married her husband, Shaun. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her six-year-old twin boys and embracing her inner “crazy cat person” as she cares for their three lovely cats (two of which are FredSPCA alumni).

 

Board of Directors

We are forever indebted to the guidance and assistance of the generous members of our Board of Directors.
Kris Sieber, PresidentS. Kris Sieber, director of member services at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. She is an active volunteer for the Rappahannock United Way. She is an active member of the Leadership Fredericksburg Alumni group. Sieber resides in Fredericksburg, Va.
Bob Bagnato, Vice PresidentBob Bagnato is retired and worked for CVS Health for 31 years. Bob and his wife Sally have lived in Spotsylvania County for 22 years and have a happy dog named Rainier. Bob in his retirement does some part time seasonal work with the Rappahannock United Way assisting low income people with their taxes. He has been a member of the SPCA Board since 2015.
Brad Canova, DirectorBrad Canova is a Principal Software Engineer at The MITRE Corporation. He
has lived in the Fredericksburg area for over 20 years. He grew up in
central Pennsylvania on a farm and has had pets his entire life. He has been
a member of the SPCA board since June of 2016.
Sarah Walsh, DirectorSarah Walsh has served in various roles at the Rappahannock United Way since 2004. Born and raised in England, she worked with UK based charitable organizations St Oswald’s Hospice, and OXFAM International. Sarah’s leadership journey has led her to serve on several boards and committees at the local, state and national level, including as a Commissioner to the Governor’s Advisory Board on National and Community Service, Fredericksburg SPCA, Volunteer Centers of Virginia, Virginia Credit Union Advisory Council, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Community Grants Committee, and the Spotsylvania Education Foundation Board of Directors.
Denise Talley-Guest, DirectorDenise Talley grew up in Fredericksburg. She graduated from Va Tech and JMU. She is the Dean of Professional and Technical Studies at Germanna. She is the proud Mom of 5 rescued pups and loves to travel with them. Her oldest two have been up and down most of the east coast.
Michael Torosian, DirectorMichael Torosian has been a resident of the Fredericksburg area since 1971. He has worked in the banking industry, primarily in commercial lending, most recently with Union Bank & Trust. He's been married to Helen D. Torosian, a retired biology and marine science teacher, since 1971. They have 3 cats and 2 dogs. Michael has been a board member for the FredSPCA since 2016 and also serves as a board member for Employment Resources, Inc. (the Gladys Oberle School) and Housing Opportunities Made Economical, Inc.

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