Our People

President and CEO

Nicole Forsyth

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President and CEO

Nicole Forsyth

As the President and CEO, Nicole keeps RedRover vigilant for ways to improve the lives of animals far into the future. She holds Master’s degrees in Communication and Animal Biology, with a welfare focus, and a Bachelor’s degree in English and Education.

Director of Education and Outreach

Karly Noel

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Director of Education and Outreach

Karly Noel

Karly brings her enthusiasm for learning, teaching, training and leadership to the RedRover Readers program, outreach and staff development. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and a Master’s degree in Education from California State University, Sacramento. Karly is a Certified Humane Education Specialist (CHES) and is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE).

Director of Field Services

Beth Gammie

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Director of Field Services

Beth Gammie

Beth leads the RedRover Responders program by monitoring disasters and other emergencies for deployment, managing requests for our assistance and serving as our Team Leader in the field when animals are in crisis. She earned her J.D. from the University of Illinois and Master’s in Counseling from Arizona State University.

Director of Programs

Susie Robert

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Director of Programs

Susie Robert

Susie supports RedRover through managing the RedRover Relief and RedRover Responders programs and overseeing the coordination of RedRover’s volunteer response to emergency situations. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Edinburgh, and her Master’s in Animal Biology/Welfare from the University of California, Davis.

Membership and Development Manager

Erin Bialecki

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Membership and Development Manager

Erin Bialecki

Erin manages the transactional aspects of the donor experience and supports the team in raising funds that grow RedRover’s programs and operations. She loves sharing with animal-loving donors how their support of RedRover has made an impact in the lives of animals, particularly through the On-Call Angel program.

Database and Technology Specialist

Jennifer Day

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Database and Technology Specialist

Jennifer Day

A Salesforce Certified Administrator, Jennifer considers RedRover a wonderful opportunity to fuse her love of animals with her knack for problem-solving. Holding a History degree from Richmond University in London, Jen remains an avid explorer of lands and cultures by way of motorcycle.

Public Relations Specialist

Sheri Madsen

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Public Relations Specialist

Sheri Madsen

Sheri has combined her love for animals with communications to help expand awareness and build compassion around the diverse programs and services that RedRover offers. Sheri earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Sacramento.

Accounting and Administrative Manager

Casey Slagerman

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Accounting and Administrative Manager

Casey Slagerman

Casey earned a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Animal Science from the University of California, Davis, but she also loves working with numbers. The “full circle” feeling she gets at the end of every work day gives her a strong sense of pride and accomplishment.

Program Coordinator II

Laurel Meleski

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Program Coordinator II

Laurel Meleski

Laurel works with RedRover Relief grant programs: Urgent Care, Safe Escape and Safe Housing. She always knew that she wanted a vocation helping animals and feels that she has truly found her purpose working to preserve the bonds between people and their pets.

Program Manager

Rachel Stevens

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Program Manager

Rachel Stevens

Rachel supports the RedRover Relief, RedRover Responders and RedRover Readers programs while demonstrating the caring, vigilant and unwavering attributes of RedRover’s brand. Rachel earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of California, Davis.

Communications Coordinator II

Keleigh Friedrich

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Communications Coordinator II

Keleigh Friedrich

Keleigh combines her love of storytelling with her lifelong compassion for animals in her role at RedRover. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Mills College.

Outreach & Partnerships Coordinator

Katie Campbell

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Outreach & Partnerships Coordinator

Katie Campbell

Katie brings to RedRover her enthusiasm for community work along with her love of animals. She earned her B.S. in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Lees McRae College and M.A. in Sociology from Sacramento State University. Katie loves telling the world about RedRover and supporting an organization that is dedicated to supporting the bond between humans and animals.

Education Coordinator

Tara Lenehan

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Education Coordinator

Tara Lenehan

Tara facilitates learning and training of the RedRover Readers program, a role that integrates her passion for teaching with helping children discover tools to build strong self-esteem and positive thinking skills. As she says, “There is nothing better than working with children and being a part of their ‘ah-ha!’ moment.” Tara earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a minor in the University Writing Program from UC Davis.

Project Coordinator

Amelia Saris

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Project Coordinator

Amelia Saris

As a RedRover Readers team member, Amelia gets the opportunity to weave her passion for education into her work to strive towards a more humane society for animals and people. Amelia holds a Master’s degree in Education and is currently completing her Certified Humane Education Specialist credential.

Membership Assistant II

Mari Williams

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Membership Assistant II

Mari Williams

Mari supports the Membership and Development team with her love of organizing and maintaining accurate data together with her lifelong love of all animals. She is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University and she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and a Minor in Spanish from the University of California, Davis.

Membership Assistant

Nicolette Thayer

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Membership Assistant

Nicolette Thayer

Nicolette brings her enthusiasm for non-profit animal welfare to this role to help animals and their people live long, healthy and happy lives together. She truly believes that we can make positive changes in the lives of animals and people – “it isn’t just a goal, it’s our responsibility.”

Program Assistant

Minhhan Lam

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Program Assistant

Minhhan Lam

Minhhan supports the RedRover Readers program by assisting with donor care for Kind News magazine. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development with a minor in Wildlife Conservation Biology. She nurtures her lifelong love for animals and nature through volunteer work at the California Raptor Center caring for injured and orphaned birds of prey.

Program Assistant

Nancy Xiong

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Program Assistant

Nancy Xiong

Nancy is the Program Assistant for RedRover’s Relief Program, handling cases for urgent care grants. With a background in Animal Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, she uses her experience and passion for animal welfare to support pet owners and their beloved companions.