Leadership team

Our leadership team consists of a well rounded bunch of professionals and animal enthusiasts with a wide array of talents and skill sets - and of course a united passion to reduce the homeless pet population.

Board of Directors


Dana M. Reis

President

& founder

Dana grew up in Monmouth County and settled in Silverton, NJ in 2016.  From a very young age Dana always had a love for animals and took special interest in rescuing and rehabbing ex-Racehorses, rescuing her first horse at 15.  In her early twenties while living on a farm in Virginia, Dana ran her own equine rescue and over two years was able to rescue, rehab and rehome over 20 “slaughterhouse” horses.  Once her son Jaysen started walking and talking, it became clear to Dana she needed to focus on motherhood and take a break from rescue during Jaysen’s pivotal childhood ages.

While she originally attended Rutgers University to study Animal Science, Dana ultimately pursued a career in operational management in the financial industry, has worked for several Fortune 500 companies and is currently the Operations Manager of a wealth management firm in Monmouth County.  The timing of the opportunity to serve as a founder and President of  All Fur One aligned perfectly as Dana had more recently begun to introduce her son to animal rescue/volunteering (as he grew interested himself in becoming involved).  

Dana is extremely excited to be a part of the creation of a community focused on the same goal and joined together in support of each other and the unified mission.


Allie Whitehouse

vice president& co-founder

Allie joined the All Fur One Pet & Rescue board in November 2018 and was a critical teammate during the establishing phase.  Her love of animals started at a very young age and she has always had cats, dogs and other critters in her home. She grew up in Ocean County after moving to here as a child from Italy and raised her children here. 

Allie received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rider University and her Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology from Stevens Institute of Technology. She has volunteered for various non-profits over the years and was a Girl Scout leader for over 10 years. Once her children were grown and she had more time available she started volunteering at a local animal rescue, where over the last two years was a foster for over 120 cats and dogs.

In her spare time Allie enjoys hiking, photography, genealogy and spending time with her family.


Korin (Cori) Shuey

treasurer

& Founder

Cori is proud to be a lifelong resident of the Garden State, a graduate of Matawan Regional High School and Stockton University and she holds a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Her professional career includes working as a Fiscal Analyst for the State of New Jersey, Operations Supervisor for the Eatontown Motor Vehicle Agency, and Senior Accountant for Avis/Budget Car Rental. As of January 1, 2019 she became the owner of the Avis/Budget operation located in Toms River, NJ.

Having a lifelong appreciation for our furry friends, Cori has been volunteering with local and international shelters for many years and has well-rounded experience of serving in various roles such as Volunteer Coordinator, Shelter Director, Transport Coordinator, and Vice President.  Cori particularly enjoys networking with fellow rescues throughout the country and internationally to locate animals in need and help them find lifelong homes. 

Cori shares her Toms River home with her partner, Andrew, and a cast of rescue dogs and cats, many of whom are special needs animals. She is extremely proud to be one of the founders and financers of All Fur One.

 


Melissa Mercado

Secretary

Melissa is a long time resident of New Jersey. Raised in Lacey Township, she spent a few years in VA in the early 2000s working at the Pentagon. By 2005, however, she found herself back home in NJ, eventually settling in Howell along with her husband and daughter. Melissa holds a B.S. in Computer Networking from Strayer University and has worked as a Computer Technician for Howell Township Public Schools since 2010.

Melissa enjoys physical activity, especially running and riding her horse (who is a rescue!). Melissa is also extremely passionate about the care and rescue of animals, which led her to volunteering at All Fur One Rescue. She is proud to serve as a Board Member in 2020, and is committed to finding good, loving homes for all whose paws cross through the doors at AFO.


Barbara Grisi

member at large

& founder

Barbara spent her early years in Wisconsin before relocating in her teens to New Jersey. Over the past 25 years, she has created a home for her husband and family in Manchester, New Jersey.

She graduated the Cittone Institute in Edison, NJ and became a Word Processing Specialist. Concurrently, she was employed by the Bell Atlantic Phone Company. She quickly rose to the Secretary to the V. P. of Law & Contracts Department and was vital to the execution of anti trust contracts with casinos in Atlantic City at the time. She also supported an additional staff of lawyers and legal assistants.

Beginning in 2012, Barbara privately began fostering and providing animals with a forever home. She volunteered her time to a local rescue in 2014. She became Shelter Director in 2016. In order to further her knowledge and improve her ability to care for dogs and cats, she took online Veterinary Assistant courses and was certified in all three. She intends to continue gaining knowledge through education as it relates to animal care.

Barbara has been involved with charitable groups throughout her life. Volunteering with The Prayer Shawl Ministries at St. William of the Abbot in Howell, NJ, Barbara helped to supply blankets for hospice and pediatric hospital patients. She works to provide relief to people in need throughout the country.

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Danielle Rich

member at large

Danielle has lived in New Jersey and has been around a variety of animals all her life – from donkeys to lambs, rabbits, horses, dogs, and recently cats. All the animals in Danielle’s life were rescues from dangerous circumstances but with some TLC and patience, they soon became beloved family members that fostered a lifelong commitment to continue her pursuit of helping animals in need. 

Danielle has experience volunteering at a sanctuary as well as AFO, where she was glad to find a like-minded community of animal lovers. In 2019 Danielle coordinated her first TNA (Trap, Neuter, Adopt) of a small, local, feral cat colony and is agreed to foster them until they find homes, two of which she personally adopted into her family. In her free time, she walks her puggle on the beach, writes, reads, tends her garden, and practices yoga.

Danielle has a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from e-Cornell and has been a vegan for 4 1/2 years. In her day job, she works as an Administrative Coordinator at a non-profit organization where she organizes conventions, designs programs and websites, and manages the organization’s social media presence. She also has experience in freelance work involving consulting her clients with their social media and websites.

Danielle joined All Fur One’s Board of Directors in January 2020.  As Danielle continues to be an ally for animals, she is excited to have the opportunity to actively integrate herself more into the animal rescue community, expand her education on animal-related issues and serve as as a Member at Large.


Lindsay Travali

Founder

A lifelong Jersey shore resident, Lindsay has always had a love of animals.  Growing up, not only did she help care for her family pets, but she also helped her Mom TNR and care for a feral cat colony.  As an adult, she and her husband are the definition of a Crazy Cat Couple (but agree that dogs are pretty cool, too!) She has a soft spot in her heart for cats that most deem “unadoptable” and gravitates towards adopting blind, feral, and/or black kitties.  Lindsay has several years of experience volunteering with a local rescue, and is honored to be a founder of All Fur One Pet Rescue & Adoptions.

Lindsay graduated from Georgian Court College with honors and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  She is the Marketing Manager for one of the top five privately held insurance brokerages in the country.   Lindsay and her husband love to travel to St. Martin (and of course visit local animal rescues) and attend Billy Joel concerts at Madison Square Garden.  

Supervising Veterinarian


Dr. Rebecca Guglielmo

supervising vet of record

Dr. Guglielmo grew up in a small town in Southern New Jersey. She went to Drew University to earn her undergraduate degree and earned her DVM from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Guglielmo worked at Toms River Animal as an Associate Veterinarian for 7 years prior to accepting her role as Medical Director for Bayview Animal Hospital.

Dr. Guglielmo sees most all exotics (anything not a cat or dog). She has great knack and knowledge for birds, lizards, and pocket pets. She is also a member of the AVMA and AAV.  Dr. Guglielmo shares her home with cats, a guinea pig and lots of fish. In her free time, Dr. Guglielmo enjoys kayaking, the beach and hiking.

Team Managers


Jessica Abraham

"cat-alyst" team manager

Jessica is a lifelong resident of New Jersey. She grew up in a small town in Burlington County and now resides and works in Ocean County. Jessica has always had a love for all animals, especially cats.  She currently has two orange tabbies that she rescued as adults and she has a special interest in finding forever homes for senior pets.

Jessica graduated from Stockton University with a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy and is currently a Certified Hand Therapist. She has volunteer experience in caring for cats, including those with special needs and she is a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys yoga, hiking, and visiting rescue shelters and farm sanctuaries with her husband.

Jessica is excited to be a member of All Fur One and to be surrounded by a compassionate community that is focused on reducing the homeless pet population.


Emily Nicol

"Barketing" team manager

Emily was born and raised on the Jersey Shore.  Dogs have been incorporated throughout her life whether it was during graduation, first day of school pictures, and even during her recent proposal.  Emily is a crazy dog mom to her sweet Aussie rescue, Luna.

Emily received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Kean University. She has volunteered for various non-profits over the years, but keeps animal rescues near and dear to her heart. In her spare time, Emily enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and spending time with her family.

Emily is ecstatic to be a member of All Fur One, promoting the adoptable dogs through our “virtual rescue” on social media. Nothing is more exciting then watching a dog get unconditional love in their new furever home!


Laure Piatti

Adoptions manager



Michele Vecchio

Adoptions Team Lead



Meredith Cook

Foster Team Lead



Kara Santiago

VOLUNTEER co-manager



Debra Altschiller

VOLUNTEER co-manager

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