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The FWPBC Board of Directors

 

The Fort Wayne Pit Bull Coalition Board of Directors is made up of amazing individuals who dedicate their time and lives to the mission and success of the FWPBC. The FWPBC Board  is a Working Board, not just an Oversight Board.  Board Positions are not paid, and everyone on this page volunteers all of their time.  We are very lucky to have individuals from all types of backgrounds and interests. One of those interests is, of course, supporting the furtherance of the pit bull mission.  Education, spay and neuter, and rescue are all at the center of our hearts.

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PRESIDENT
 
Heather Martz

Heather has been a Board Member since 2020. She is a Former Customer Service Team Leader at Heritage Parts, and was a Lead Coordinator for Volunteer Center Fort Wayne. In those roles the key attributes were acting as a Leader.

 

As President, Heather is the definition of a leader. She works tirelessly to keep our operation running smoothly. She attacks issues head on, and respects everyone's input. Her can-do attitude is contagious. She leads by example, but she empowers others to contribute as well. She is also a master juggler, keeping so many balls in the air!

 

Heather is in charge of Intake for our adoption program, marketing, and public relations. And, as you can imagine as President, many, many other tasks too numerous to mention.

VICE PRESIDENT
 
Amy Dini
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Amy has been a Board Member since 2022. Amy is the Owner/Operator of multiple successful Photography businesses. As a successful small business owner, she has seen many issues, knows how to prioritize and manage things, and how to do things on her own, rather than relying on some big organization to provide. She has seen and done it all.

 

She works very well with people, understanding their wants and needs, and applying that to providing great service to her customers. Those skills translate extremely well to Animal Welfare as well.

 

Amy has to be quite the logistics expert as she coordinates the Fosters and incoming and outgoing dogs. She helps with every other aspect of rescue and applies her amazing skills on an everyday basis.

SECRETARY
 
Rob Snyder

Rob has been a Board member since 2015. Has was an Engineer for 27 years, and still has that mindset applied to Animal Welfare.

 

He has worked/volunteered at the following Local Animal Organizations: FWPBC, FWACC, HOPE for Animals, ACSPCA, and the following National Organizations: HSUS, HPAB. Certifications include CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, and Fear Free Shelter. He has worked with shelter animals, South Korean Meat Dogs, Pit Bull Fight Dogs, Great Danes Hoarding Case, and Feral  dogs in far away places (Roatan, Chernobyl, Puerto Rico). 

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TREASURER
 
Taylor Dini

Taylor has been a Board Member since 2024. Her background in accounting gives a professional presence in the handling of our finances.

 

Her attention to details serves us extremely well as our treasurer. She also helps us to be as responsible and transparent as possible with our finances as we can.

 

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Laura Callow

Laura is a long time Board Member with a FWPBC, and has been a volunteer for even longer. She rejoined us in 2023 after a brief hiatus.

 

Laura has fostered some of our most challenging cases throughout the years.

 

Laura has been our Foster Coordinator, an advocate for Fosters, assists with intake, and so much more.

 

Laura coordinates our Owner Surrender Program, which requires great communication skills, and the great challenges of getting all parties synched up with scheduling to Assess potential incoming dogs for that program.

 

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Kristene Caldwell

Kristene has been a Board Member since 2024. She immediately became an incredible contributor. She has shown the willingness and ability to  jump in and do what needs doing.

 

Kristene has been in Animal Welfare for years, has volunteered in other rescues, and now brings that experience to FWPBC.

 

Kristene assists with intake, is doing our grants, and has brought her occupational experience to enhance the FWPBC social media and marketing presence. So you're sure to have seen her positive impact.

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