Board Of Directors
Leslie joined the North Fork Animal Welfare League Board of Directors hoping to utilize her 22 years of marketing and event experience to promote the work of the organization. As a North Fork resident, animal advocate, and dog rescuer (with a special affinity for Border Collies) Leslie knew of the League’s work operating Southold and Riverhead shelters. When a close friend of Leslie’s became a League volunteer, Leslie began to hear about the many ways the League was working to improve the lives of the animals in our community and their owners. She decided to get involved and help spread the word.
Leslie has been Director of Worldwide Events for IBM Systems and Technology since 2000. She is a proven collaborative leader with demonstrated successes in event creation, marketing and promotion. She is an expert in brand and messaging development. She is a forward thinker with a passion for perfection and love of a good challenge.
Leslie has a home in Mattituck NY which she shares with her four rescued Border Collies.
Lilliana has always been committed to improving the quality of life for homeless animals. Back in her native country, with no legislation in place, she managed to educate and convince people in her neighborhood that even small contributions have a tremendous impact on the lives of homeless animals. Currently she and her family have Sparky, a rescued GSD.
Attracted by the NFAWL’s goals and orientation, Lilliana became a Board Member in 2013. Her love of both animals and numbers is positive contribution to our wonderful organization.
Claudia has rescued and fostered dozens of animals since she was seven years old. She previously worked with Horizons Youth Organization and the YMCA, both in Park Slope in Brooklyn.
She looks forward to the challenge of helping to raise capital to build the Riverhead Shelter and is excited about the benefits that new shelter will bring for Riverhead.
Originally from Malverne in Nassau County, Matthew has lived in Riverhead for the last seven years and also works there as Manager of Development, Advocacy & PR for East End Disability Associates. A lover of theater, film, and music, he is a volunteer member of the fundraising committee for The Gateway: Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County (home of The Gateway Playhouse).
Matthew is also the proud adopter of Luca, a Chihuahua-Spaniel-Poodle-Shih-Tzu-Japanese Shin shelter rescue.
A resident of Northampton, Amy co-owns a managed computer services company and is an experienced accountant who works as a part-time controller/CFO for several organizations. She is horse lover and former competitive equestrian who competed in dressage in Wellington, FL. Amy is also a nature lover who enjoys many outdoor activities including paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, and even rock climbing (despite her fear of heights).
She has a deep love for all animals, both wild and domestic, and especially enjoys watching the wildlife in her own backyard which is a sanctuary to many birds – ospreys, hummingbirds, great white herons, cormorants, turkeys, and even an occasional bald eagle. For the past 20 years, she has been a foster parent and pet sitter for many furry and feathered friends.