Board of Directors

Suzanne Normandin, President and Grants Coordinator

Suzie has spent her life with animals.  She ran a hunter/jumper show stable for many years, training and showing horses while always having a houseful of companion animals.  She was a bookkeeper for 17 years and, more recently, contract specialist and business manager for a Colorado-based federal contractor.  Recently retired, she is enjoying volunteering for CAWS and serving at Barkin’ Bargains.  She lives in Paonia with her husband, Jim, two dogs, one cat, and two horses.

Jacque Koehler, Vice President and Spay & Neuter Director 

Jacque is an animal lover who lives with her husband Paul, and two adorable cats in Paonia.  She has volunteered for many years at CAWS’ retail store, Barkin’ Bargains, in Paonia. Jacque also served on many non-profit boards, and is still an active Friends of the Library member. She also finds time to housesit and take care of animals in her spare time.  Jacque is also in charge of CAWS’ spay and neuter program.

Robbi Cox, Treasurer

Robbi lives with her husband Wayne on a farm in Paonia. They have a shelter dog, Jackson, and cat LB, who travel with them to and from Denver to Paonia. Robbi comes with 35 years of experience in bookkeeping and auditing. She served on various non-profit boards and was also treasurer of her husband’s firm in San Diego. Robbi is a firm believer in transparency when it comes fiscal matters of any organization

Mary Beth Gifford, Secretary and Barkin’ Bargains Manager