Honorary Chair - Angela Hill
2013 Howling Success Co-Chairs
Christine Fontana believes the bond between humans and animals is a beautiful thing. Growing up in a family which adores their pets, Christine has forever been an animal lover and actively involved in animal rescue efforts. In between helping animals, Christine graduated from the University of New Orleans and Loyola University College of Law and is an attorney and writer, specializing in entertainment, food and lifestyle writing in addition to screenplay writing. Her work has been featured in publications such as Playgirl, Country Weekly and Gotham, and she is currently the Celebrity Editor for New Orleans Living Magazine. Ten years ago Christine and her husband, Paul Wegmann, adopted their first canine children, Cutie Pie and Buster, and have recently welcomed shelter pups Hula and Ozzy into their lives. Christine is thrilled to be a Co-Chair for the 35th Annual Howling Success and looks forward to celebrating the Louisiana SPCA’s spectacular 125th anniversary this year together with other fabulous animal advocates.
Born and raised in Annapolis, Suzanne Lanks has embraced all that is New Orleans and continues to enjoy everything her new adopted home has to offer. Educated at the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Nursing she finds comfort in her work as an inpatient Cardiology Nurse Practitioner at Ochsner Hospital. With multiple interest including traveling, festivals, sailing and more as a stress reliever she took up volunteering as another one of her hobbies. Highlights include working the 1996 Olympic Village, countless medical tent marathons/triathlons, Maryland Therapeutic Riding School, Horses for Heroes - a division of the Wounded Warriors project using therapy horses for physical therapy and PTSD recovery for soldiers, and most recently the Angels for Babies committee for the March of Dimes. Always giving of her time, Suzanne has served several times on the Howling Success Committee and this year we welcome her valuable expertise as one of our talented and mission driven Howling Success Co-Chairs.
For nearly two decades Catherine Shreves has been involved in television and films such as The Campaign, Pride, and Fire with Fire. Today she is the owner of Image Video Solutions, a nationally certified woman-owned video production company based in New Orleans. In addition to hosting and producing Catherine also hosts the popular daytime program NOLA Marketplace on ABC & CW in New Orleans that spotlights businesses and non-profits across the Gulf Coast. With a BA from LSU in Political Science and German, she’s also a NOCCA trained award winning classical pianist and was a Top Ten Finalist and Talent Winner at Miss Louisiana. Catherine has emceed numerous charity events including many of the LA/SPCA’s and served as Co-Chair for our 2008 Howling Success. She is the proud mom of five rescue cats and one rescue pup, and has been a foster parent to many companion animals who are waiting to find their new forever homes. We welcome back her support and passion.