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

Debbie Gordon

John Lane

Richard Nordan, CPA

John E. Parham, Jr.

Jodi Reed, DVM

Cynthia Bastos

David Coats

Natalie Cooper

Dana Dorroh

Alice Garland

Patrick Walsh

Robert E. Zaytoun