Board of Directors
The WR&R Board of Directors is elected every year and is composed of seven individuals. The following are Board members for 2020.
President, 2020: Bev Meyers
I started my volunteer work with Wildlife Rehabilitation & Release in early 2007 with the Raptor Team. In 2008 I joined the Board as Treasurer, a position I held for six years. I worked at the Intake Center when it first opened in 2010 until 2014, two of those years as Director. I had the amazing experience of attending the Minnesota Raptor Rehabilitation training. I also have attended several CCWR Symposiums, learning as much as I could. I also house and handle WR&R’s popular Ed Bird, a Great Horned Owl, named Chester.
In 2013 I volunteered with another local wildlife rehabilitation group as a shift supervisor, helping at the wildlife intake center for five years, working year around. I have worked with many animals from foxes and squirrels to raptors and songbirds, along with turtles and waterfowl.
In 2004 I semi-retired after owning my own accounting and tax preparation firm for over 30 years. I now help my daughter with her tax preparation and bookkeeping business.
As President I hope to concentrate on building WR&Rs volunteer base and educating them all to be the best volunteers they can be. First and foremost, we are here for the wildlife, but secondly we wouldn’t exist without our wonderful volunteers — our best resource. I plan to be available to all volunteers to hear their concerns, questions and definitely their wonderful achievements. Along with being available I hope to keep everyone informed of what is happening during the year
Vice-President, 2020: Mike Marcella
Secretary, 2020: Michele Peterson
Treasurer, 2020: Brooke Collins
Director at Large, 2020: Denise Sheehy