Board of Directors

JoAnn Kalenak, Secretary — JoAnn started working with CAWS back in 2004 after the organization helped find her way-ward Beagle, Darcy (pictured here), after she’d run off in search of big game. JoAnn became a board member in 2007 and juggles her 35-year career in the print business — currently at HIGH COUNTRY NEWS — with fundraising events and as the volunteer director. JoAnn lives in Hotchkiss with her husband, Bob, two dogs, two cat, and various farm critters. CAWS COMMITTEE: CAWS ADOPTION CENTER MANAGEMENT TEAM CHAIR, FUND RAISING TEAM CHAIR
  John Martindale, Director – John has been working with CAWS for 12 years by fostering dogs, assisting with events, fundraisers and setting up new foster homes.  Through osmosis via his wife, Mary who is a former board member and long-time volunteer, John has been active with CAWS.  The couple’s household has fostered over 90 dogs. John, a retired manager from a manufacturing company in Illinois, moved to Crawford with his wife and two dogs from Illinois in 2000.  They have three grown children and three young grandchildren split between Chicago and Buffalo. Since his move he has worked part-time as a furniture salesman and ranch foreman. Currently he is retired and involved in the local library community along with CAWS. CAWS COMMITTEE: FOOD DONATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Kathy Reich, Director – Kathy is a native to Delta County and is glad to be back with family and friends after retiring as a computer software trainer in 2009. Kathy first became aware of CAWS when she visited her aunt in Paonia and saw a copy of Rescue Magazine. She fell in love with the organization and knew she’d be a part of it one day.Soon after moving back to the area, Kathy began working as a volunteer at Barkin’ Bargains and as a cat foster.Kathy is well acquainted with the animal rescue business after having spent 12 years as a volunteer for SPCA in Raleigh, North Carolina. She looks forward to a long and fruitful relationship with CAWS and is happy to work in its behalf as a board director. CAWS COMMITTEE: DATABASE MANAGER, SPAY & NEUTER COUPON PROGRAM COORDINATOR
allan Allan Collins — Allan is a Delta County native. He grew up in Crawford and graduated from Hotchkiss High School. He now lives in Delta with his wife and daughter. At a young age, Allan enjoyed taking care of animals on his family’s cattle ranch and wanted to become a veterinarian. In fact, he converted his grandparent’s old sheep shed into a clinic and would spend hours fixing imaginary critters. Today, he works as a web developer and is attending Colorado Christian University, where he studies Computer Information Technology.