Who We Are

Our Mission…

Creating positive change for the animals in our community through compassionate care and outreach.

Our Vision…

A safe, happy community for all people and animals.

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!
Alison Carlin is the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator for the Fred SPCA. She has predominantly worked in the animal welfare field since 2009. In her role at this shelter, Alison is responsible for the recruitment, training and management of the organization's volunteer base. She also leads our humane education programs, to include the Youth Volunteer Program and Compassionate Care Camps, and will be assisting the rest of the leadership team with event planning in the upcoming year. Alison is thankful to be a part of this dynamic team. When not at the shelter, you can find her in Richmond, VA spending time with her own four-legged crew!
Zach Boerboom joined the SPCA in August 2017 as the Animal Care Manager. He ensures that all animals receive the love, enrichment and attention that the SPCA can give while they wait to meet their forever families. He works hard to lesson shelter stress and illness while building up the animal care team. Zach has also reinvigorated the SPCA's Play For Life program and you will often find him and other SPCA team members in the front yard with 5-10 dogs at a time. Zach fell in love with animal rescue the first day he stepped in a shelter and has continued that path from then on. Most recently he worked for Best Friends Animal Society in Utah. When he is not working, he enjoys attending sporting events, hiking with his dog or exploring the local areas.


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.
Ryland Payne, DirectorRyland Payne is a lifelong resident of Fredericksburg and has raised a wonderful family of pet lovers who all reside in the Fredericksburg area as well. Ryland proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1972 and his current career is that of Associate Broker at Coldwell Banker Carriage House Realty. He has participated in many Fred SPCA events over the years and sees his work with us as a great way to give back to our community.
Becky Sperlazza, DirectorBecky Sperlazza worked for the Virginia Employment Commission for 30 years and is currently a Project Manager for On Point Technology, LLC. She has lived in Fredericksburg for over 35 years. In that time, she and her husband John have rescued and adopted 9 dogs and 5 cats. Becky re-joined the Board in June of 2017 after serving from 1997 to 2005. She also serves on the Boards of the Central Virginia Housing Coalition and the Rappahannock-Fredericksburg Rotary Club.
Bonnie Newcomb, DirectorBonnie Newcomb works for the Department of Social Services providing community outreach services in the Fredericksburg area. She was born and raised in southern California and relocated to Fredericksburg in 2003. She has been a foster parent for the Fredericksburg SPCA and currently has 4 cats who were all previously homeless. She also serves on the Thurman Brisben Shelter's Board.

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