Board of Directors


SPCA Wake's Board of Directors is comprised of skilled and knowledgable community members from a variety of backgrounds who act as a governing body for our organization (a 501(c)3 nonprofit). Our Board members are critical to our success as a community-funded nonprofit. The purpose of the Board is to provide oversight, develop mission-related strategy and policies, and ensure financial and legal accountability for the organization. 

Interested in participating in SPCA Wake's Board of Directors? Please contact Laura Marshburne at for more information!

2022 Board of Directors

Michelle D. Connell, Chair

Bill Busby, Chair-Elect

Jill Newbold, Secretary

Dana F. Guzzo, Treasurer

JoEllen Wilkes, Immediate Past Chair

Cynthia Bastos

David Coats


Natalie Cooper

Dana Dorroh

Alice Garland

Debbie Gordon

Laura Leslie

Chan Namgong

Richard Nordan, CPA

Missy Orr

Jodi Reed, DVM

Anne Verdine-Jones

Patrick Walsh

Robert E. Zaytoun