Founders, Staff & Board

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of the Founders of FETCH and other Richmond leaders. We are so grateful for their leadership, expertise and time devoted to helping fulfill the FETCH mission.

Jose Harris

Kasey Herrera

Michael Holland – Founder

Jeff Kellogg

Christopher Martin

Jay McNamara

Robin Moncol

Kayte Ryan

Joanne Silverman – Executive Director

Tonie Stevens – Founder

Ryan Traylor – Founder and President

Nina Whittleton – Vice President


Medical Advisory Board

The Medical Advisory Board is comprised of Virginia-based practitioners who are committed to spreading the word to their clients about senior healthcare and early pet cancer detection. The board provides advice and counsel to FETCH as we work toward our mission.

Sevima Aktay, VMD, DACVS – Virginia Veterinary Centers

Emily Austin, DVM, MS, DACVIM – Veterinary Specialists of Hanover

Roy Barnes, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS – James River Veterinary Surgery

Shirley Bunting, DVM – Relief Veterinarian

Alex Dahlgren, DVM, CHPV, CVA – Lovingkindness Veterinary Care

Kimberly Kuhn, DVM, CHPV – Cary Street Veterinary Hospital

Jesper Lorentzen, DVM – Hanover Green Veterinary Clinic

Andrew MacDougall, DVM – Riverbound Veterinary Clinic

Courtney Belden Marsh, DVM, CVA – Balanced Veterinary Wellness

Melissa Miller, DVM, PGSS-C – Partner Veterinary Urgent Care

Alison Rhoades, DVM – Midlothian Animal Clinic

Christine Sayed, DVM – River Run Animal Hospital

Daniel Slovis, DVM, CVA – Lake Anna Veterinary Hospital

Angharad Waite, VMD, DACVIM – The Oncology Service – Richmond

Timothy Withers, DVM – Midlothian Animal Clinic

Mark Woodhouse, BVMS – Mechanicsville Animal Hospital


Medical Advisory Board Alumni

Ann Bosiack, DVM, MS, DACVO – Animal Eye Care of Richmond LLC

Carolyn Evans, DVM – Quioccasin Veterinary Hospital

Lori Elliott, DVM – Shady Grove Animal Clinic

Richard Freedman, DVM – Albemarle Veterinary Health Care Center

Ira Gordon, DVM, DACVR (RO), Radiation Oncologist – The Oncology Service

Nancy Gustafson, DVM, MS, DACVR (RO), Radiation Oncologist

Lauren Smith, DVM, DACVR (RO), Radiation Oncologist

Kevin Stiffler, DVM, Diplomate ACVS – Virginia Veterinary Specialists

Nicola Williamson, DVM, DACVD –Veterinary Dermatology of Richmond

Sarah E. Sheafor, DVM, DACVIM – VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center

Molly Holmes, DVM, DACVR (RO), Radiation Oncologist


Our Staff

FETCH a Cure is a from-the-heart organization founded and run by those who have faced cancer and inevitable aging in their own pets. The staff works to help all pet owners in our community give pets long and healthy, happy lives.

Joanne Silverman, Executive Director

Amanda Brzostowski, Director of Programs

Renai Bowers, Director of Development

Kaicee Robertson, Director of Marketing and Events

Allison Harvey, Programs Assistant and Pen Pals Coordinator