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About Us

Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors is a volunteer group of community leaders and individuals who share a deep concern for the welfare of animals.  They lend time, professional skills, expertise and talents in a variety of fields, and financial support to the organization.  The Board meets bi-monthly and is responsible for the governance, policies, programs, and financial condition of the SPCA of Luzerne County as the organization seeks to fulfill its mission.

Board Members:

Nina Zanon, President
Mary Anthony, Vice-President
Donna Patton, Treasurer
Anne Pelak, Secretary

Robert Bresnahan
Cindy Charnestski
Kristen Digwood
Paul Lantz
Doris Magee
Allison Mahalak
Crystal Meinert
Lisa Natt
Nina Santarelli
Garry Taroli, Esq.

Marion Pearsall, Life Member
Robert Weaver, Life Member
Sandy Rifkin, Life Member

To contact the SPCA Board of Directors with compliments, suggestions or concerns send your inquiry to   Please do not attempt to contact board members at their home or place of employment. Be sure to include your name and contact information.  Correspondence sent to board members anonymously and at any address other than the one provided here will not receive a response. 

PLEASE NOTE: This e-mail is NOT for general questions about the SPCA’s animals, programs, services, veterinary care, etc. Those with questions of this nature are encouraged to contact the SPCA.

Our Impact from January 1 to August 31, 2021

  • Animals Adopted


  • Volunteer Hours


  • Animals Transferred


  • Pets Returned Home


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