Kim Mahoney

Kim Mahoney

Kim Mahoney

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kim MahoneyKim has been a long time supporter of Big Cat Rescue and her education and credentials include a BSN, Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing at Kent State University.

She is the owner and CEO of St. Pete MRI which offers Diagnostic Imaging services: Sleep Lab, High field MRI, Open MRI, Ultrasound, XRay, CT. Special advanced technology with DTI, SWI,CTA, MRA and Breast Imaging. ACR and JCAHO Accredited.  http://saintpetemri.com/

Meet the Big Cat Rescue Team. See a typical day at the sanctuary.

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In their role as a current board member this person is independent and is a voting member in 2016.

Vince Pavese

Vince Pavese

VINCE PAVESE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Vince Pavese

In his capacity as COO of North America Card payments business for FIS, Vince oversees the day to day operations.Previously, he was Executive Vice President – International for Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), a Fortune 500 company with over $6 billion in revenue. Earlier experience included roles at Certigy as Senior Vice President and Group Executive – International, and serving as Vice President Finance for Equifax Payment Services.

He served on the Board of Trustees for the University of Tampa from 2000-2006 and is now a board member and chairman elect at Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay.

Mr. Pavese earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting in 1977 from the University of Miami and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Florida in 1984. He was a 1995 graduate of the Emory Goizueta Business School Executive Development Program.

Meet the Big Cat Rescue Team. See a typical day at the sanctuary.

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In their role as a current board member this person is independent and is a voting member in 2016.

Keith Lawless

Keith Lawless

KEITH LAWLESS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Keith LawlessKeith is Vice President and Market Manager, Cox Media Group Tampa.

The six area Cox Radio stations have provided enormous support to Big Cat Rescue in the form of public service radio spots featuring our events, tours of the sanctuary, and messages about the issues surrounding private ownership of big cats.

Keith Lawless always has some creative idea up his sleeve.

Meet the Big Cat Rescue Team. See a typical day at the sanctuary.

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In their role as a current board member this person is independent and is a voting member in 2016.

Darren Kipnis

Darren Kipnis

DARREN KIPNIS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Darren KipnisDarren is a Vice President & Senior Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch’s Global Private Client Group.   He and his partners operate a wealth management practice for the benefit of affluent families and corporations. Our process encompasses Financial management, legacy implementation, estate coordination, retirement management and tax minimization.

He is a Past President of The Rotary Club of Tampa, the area’s oldest and largest Rotary Club, is currently Co-Chair of Major Gift’s for Rotary District 6890, and serves on the Advisory Board of Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education.

Darren serves on our Audit Committee and is an Independent Director.

Meet the Big Cat Rescue Team. See a typical day at the sanctuary.

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In their role as a current board member this person is independent and is a voting member in 2016.

Mary Lou Geis

Mary Lou Geis

MARY LOU GEIS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

No Photo of Me YetMary Lou is an Independent Director and has been a dedicated volunteer since 1997.  She holds the record for the volunteer who has sent the most advocacy based letters via our CatLaws.com system.

She has been a donor of both time and money to the sanctuary.

Mary Lou gives of her time and energy and even donated a home to the sanctuary to help us care for the animals at a time when money was really scarce.

Mary Lou is a Green level keeper at Big Cat Rescue.

Meet the Big Cat Rescue Team. See a typical day at the sanctuary.

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In their role as a current board member this person is independent and is a voting member in 2016.

David Ganje Esquire

David Ganje Esquire

 

DAVID L. GANJE, ESQUIRE

ADVISORY BOARD

 

David L. Ganje lives in Florida but maintains a practice in SD and NY where he is a natural resources attorney and commercial law and commercial litigation attorney. David has grounded his legal experience as a practicing attorney, a former commodity arbitrator, a member of the board of directors of an S&L and an adjunct professor to hone his skills in these areas of practice.

In his natural resources practice he handles matters related to mineral law, oil and gas law, energy law and water law.  In the commercial law and litigation practice, Ganje represents business and individual clients in transactional and business litigation matters as well as acting as local counsel for individuals and institutions. After visiting Big Cat Rescue he wanted to give his time to furthering our mission of caring for big cats and ending the trade.

Meet the Big Cat Rescue Team. See a typical day at the sanctuary.

Transparency Notification:

In their role as a current board member this person is independent and is a voting member in 2016.