Kate Boisseau’s career has been spent in non-profit education and outreach program administration. After graduating from DePaul University with a B.A. in English, Kate served as an Americorps volunteer, conducting a service-learning afterschool program and providing literacy tutoring to an underserved school.
She continued to serve her community through theatre education and outreach, but always had a desire to make an impact on the lives of animals in her work. At Tree House Humane Society, a Chicago no-kill, cageless stray cat rescue with a strong TNR program and low-cost spay/neuter clinic, this desire was realized. From 2008 to 2014, she worked at Tree House as adoption supervisor and education outreach coordinator, her commitment to serving community cats through education and her love of working with volunteers deepened.
Kate is honored to be a part of the great work that Operation Catnip does. She shares her home with her husband Niall, daughter Aoife, and adopted sweet cat Cassius.
Audrey Garrison brings over two decades of animal welfare experience to Operation Catnip. As the President of Gulf Shore Animal League in Manatee County, Florida, Audrey successfully led county-wide initiatives to dramatically reduce cat overpopulation and euthanasia. She developed programs and partnerships that transferred cats and kittens at high risk for euthanasia resulting in a 79% reduction and implemented targeted, aggressive TNR programs which lead to in a 45% drop in cat intake at Manatee County Animal Services over five years.
Audrey remains passionate in her efforts to educate the public, change government policy, and advocate for reform in an effort to end the killing of companion animals to control the population. She is delighted to be working with the dedicated animal welfare community in Alachua County, her new hometown.
The move to Gainesville included her wonderfully supportive husband Jim, six family cats, one large dog, and five foster kitties in need of a change of venue.
Dory Rosati’s interest in animal welfare started during her Freshman year of college. While studying animal behavior at the University of New England, Dory started volunteering at the Animal Welfare Society, the local animal shelter. She was quickly hooked. Throughout her four years, she fostered over 100 dogs and kittens and found her passion in animal welfare.
She’s worked in other animal fields over the years but her passion has always been in animal welfare. After moving to Gainesville, she worked at Alachua County Animal Services as an adoption and foster coordinator from 2013 to 2016. While working at ACAS, Dory was inspired by the great work being done all over Alachua County to save animal lives. She is eager to continue supporting the no-kill goal with Operation Catnip.
Dory lives with her husband, Drew, and their three adopted dogs, four rescue cats, and depending on the week, at least one or more foster dog or litter of kittens.