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

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, DACVS – James River Veterinary Surgery

Shirley Bunting, DVM – Relief Veterinarian

Christine Carter, DVM – River Run Animal Hospital

Rick Chetney, Jr DVM, DACVR-RO – The Oncology Service – Richmond

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

Kimberly Kuhn, DVM, CHPV – Cary Street Veterinary Hospital

Shannon Kenny, DVM, DACVIM – The Oncology Service – Richmond

Jesper Lorentzen, DVM – Hanover Green Veterinary Clinic

Melissa Miller, DVM, PGSS-C – Partner Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center

Alison Rhoades, DVM – Midlothian Animal Clinic

Michelle Silver, DVM, DACVIM – Partner Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center 

Daniel Slovis, DVM, CVA – Lake Anna Veterinary Hospital

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

Mark Woodhouse, BVMS – Mechanicsville Animal Hospital


Medical Advisory Board Alumni

Ann Bosiack, DVM, MS, DACVO

Carolyn Evans, DVM

Lori Elliott, DVM

Richard Freedman, DVM

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

Ira Gordon, DVM, DACVR (RO), Radiation Oncologist

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

Andrew MacDougall, DVM

Courtney Belden Marsh, DVM, CVA

Sarah E. Sheafor, DVM, DACVIM

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

Kevin Stiffler, DVM, Diplomate ACVS

Nicola Williamson, DVM, DACVD

Timothy Withers, DVM


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, healthy, and happy lives.

Joanne Silverman, Executive Director

Amanda Brzostowski, Director of Programs

Renai Bowers, Director of Development

Allison Harvey, Pen Pals Coordinator and Programs Assistant

Rose Dennis, Marketing and Events Associate