Board of Directors

We would like you to meet the Board of Directors of Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue, Inc.

Kathy Nowakowski - Managing Director 

Hello! I’ve been asked to tell you a little bit about myself- so here it goes…

I am married and the proud mother of two wonderful, grown children. I have owned and operated my own business, only recently having retired. As a result of my business experience, I understand the importance of maintaining fiscal responsibility on the part of management.

I have devoted much of my life to volunteer service, first through the BSA, and then as a volunteer at a local animal shelter. I know how crucial a strong fundraising program is to the success of a non-profit organization.

I was the Front Desk Supervisor at a local shelter. In that position, I was able to observe what did and what did not work from a managerial perspective. While employed at the local shelter I was able, with the help of other volunteers, to raise money to purchase agility equipment to use with the bully breeds to help those suffering from kennel fatigue. It was so rewarding to work with the dogs and see them respond positively to the exercise, attention, and mental challenge.

I have had many family pets throughout my life and have known the unconditional love an animal can bring to a family. I look forward to being able to unite a family with a companion animal just waiting to share its love and affection with them.

Finally, it is my honor to be working with such an intelligent, determined, and compassionate group of women. And they’re fun to be around, too!

Heather Nowakowski - Secretary



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