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Who we are

Since 1888, the Louisiana SPCA has been promoting, protecting and advancing the well-being of Louisiana's companion animals.

Board of Directors

 

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Kerri Kane
President

Kerri serves as the President to the Louisiana SPCA Board, of which she has been a member of since 2008. After graduating from Loyola Law School in 2004, Kerri became a civil defense attorney focusing in the areas of complex litigation, pharmaceutical & medical device products, liability, casualty, and litigation management. Kerri's primary goals as a board member are to focus on increasing spay and neuter numbers, decreasing euthanasia rates, and educating the public on healthy and appropriate pet ownership.

 

 

William S Rippner louisiana spca board memberWilliam S. Rippner
Vice President

Billy joined the Louisiana SPCA board in the Summer of 2010 and current serves on the board’s development committee. A graduate of Tulane University Law School, Billy is dedicated to the mission of the Louisiana SPCA, particularly cultivating and preserving the human-animal bond. His professional experience includes working as an ADA with the Orleans Parish DA's Office and as the Executive Director for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. He has been the President of Compass Furniture since 1992, is the president of Two Men and a Truck moving company, and also serves on the board Second Harvest Food Bank. Billy has two dachshunds, Holly and Maxie.

 

 

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Mary Koss
Treasurer

A native of Wisconsin, Mary is a graduate of Tulane University and is the Director of Client Accounting Services with Bourgeois Bennett, a CPA and consulting firm. Mary's expertise lies in assiting new businesses in getting a healthy start by providing accounting, tax, and advisory services. Mary has been a guest speaker at numerous universities and organizations, and has taught professional education classes as well. Among other community involvement, Mary served on the Board of Volunteers of America for 14 years holding the offices of treasurer, secretary and board chair.

 

 

Jackie Shreves

Jackie Shreves
Past President

Jackie began her involvement with the Louisiana SPCA 15 years ago as a volunteer with Howling Success. During her nine years on the board, she has served as Treasure, Vice President, and President. Jackie enjoys being involved with an organization that is in a unique position to improve the lives of animals not only in its care but in the wider community. Jackie also serves on the membership committee of Friends of City Park, the Louisiana SPCA Foundation Board, the NOLA City Bark Board, the Maison Hospitaliere Foundation Board, and as chair of the Impact 100 Women’s Advisory Committee. Jackie’s family includes Katie, a cocker spaniel, and cats Henry and Frankie.

 

 

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Rich Bouchner

Rich employed at Capital One with their Wealth and Asset Management & Private Banking Group as a senior vice president responsible for institutional and high net worth investment management, as well as trust and private banking sales and business development for Louisiana.  Prior to joining Capital One, Rich served both personal and institutional clients while working with firms such as Merrill Lynch in New Orleans, and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. and  Sanford C. Bernstein in New York City. He is honored to be on the board of trustees of the Louisiana SPCA, where he is sits on the finance and strategy committees; and he also on the board of the Louisiana SPCA’s endowment.  Rich earned his undergraduate degree from Tulane University and his Masters of Business Administration from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Rich is the proud parent of a Lab/Great Dane rescue named Easy.

 

 

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Machelle Hall

Machelle Lee Hall has volunteered with the Louisiana SPCA since 2009, and both of her cats and one of her two dogs are Louisiana SPCA alums. Ms. Hall teaches at the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic at Tulane University Law School. She received her JD from Tulane University Law School where she was the Editor in Chief of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal, her MA from Central European University, and her BA from Hamline University in Minnesota. Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Hall was a consulting archaeologist in the Upper Midwest and Gulf Coast states.  Ms. Hall also volunteers for the New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council, New Orleans Association for Women Attorneys, Gretna Historical Society and several Mardi Gras organizations.

 

 

walker saiks louisiana spca board memberWalker Saiks
Walker Saik is a senior manager in the assurance practice at Ernst & Young, specializing in the energy sector. He received his Masters in Accountancy from Wake Forest University and a Bachelors in Economics from Davidson College. He and his wife Margaret adopted two Labradors in 2012 (Abby and Roux) and enjoy every moment with those two! Before serving on the Board for the Louisiana SPCA, Walker served for two years on the organization's Finance Committee.

 

 

 

 

Deedra wing louisiana spca board memberDeedra Wing
Deedra Wing first got involved with the Louisiana SPCA in 2004 when she adopted her third rescue dog, Quinn.  Deedra is the owner of Canine Connection, Canine Culture, and NO Fleas Market.  She hosts the annual Louisiana SPCA fundraiser BARKtoberfest as well as Toasts & Tails events and is a sponsor for Dog Day Afternoon and Howling Success.  She joined the Board in 2012 to continue her support of animal welfare.

 

 

 

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Kathleen Schrenk
A native New Orleanian, Kathleen received a B.S. in Education from Louisiana State University and is a former middle school English and science teacher. After leaving the classroom in 2001, she pursued her interest in volunteering. She has been a tutor with S.T.A.I.R. (Start the Adventure in Reading) and a garden docent for school groups in New Orleans City Park, where she also adopted and maintained an entrance garden with friends for thirteen years. Following Hurricane Katrina, she worked with volunteer groups to help rebuild City Park and Louisiana's wetlands. She was on the building committee of the Louisiana SPCA and is a founding board member and vice-president of NOLA City Bark. Kathleen is the author of A Dog Steals Home (Fall, 2016, Pelican Publishing), a middle-grade novel which explores animal rescue. Her family currently includes two City Park strays - Lola, a Pekingese mix, and Whodatcat.

 

 

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Allison Shapiro

Allison Shapiro is Director of Marketing & Technology for her family’s international business, Krispy Krunchy Foods, LLC. She graduated with honors from Tulane University and is currently pursuing her MBA. Allison is a member of the Junior League of New Orleans and has served on the board of the American Cancer Society of New Orleans’ Hope Lodge. Allison has been involved with many other organizations such as Newcomb Alumni Association, The Young Leadership Council, 504Ward, The New Orleans Chamber, and the March of Dimes where she was a Spotlight on Success Honoree in 2009. She has grown with the Louisiana SPCA from fostering, volunteering and working in the clinic as a young child to chairing special event committees and now serving as a Board Member.

 

 

Jeff Meckstroth

Jeff Meckstroth

Jeff Meckstroth Jeff joined the Louisiana SPCA Board after serving on its Foundation Board. Jeff specializes in financial instruments and asset allocation, and was recently named a National Top 100 Investment Consultant by Scottrade, Inc. Jeff is a graduate of Tulane University, where he was also a doctoral candidate in finance and taught investments to MBAs. Jeff attended Vanderbilt University, and researched his Master’s Thesis in Economics at Cambridge University, England. Jeff is married to Sarah Sharp and together they have twin children, Shelby and Miles. Their four-legged family includes Louisiana SPCA adopted dog LuLu, who loves to dance and Snowflake, an active 17 year old cat. Jeff is completing his third term as St. Martin’s Episcopal School Board Treasurer, Chair of Finance and Chair of Real Estate Committees. Jeff and Sarah also serve on the Board of Directors of Tulane’s Summer Lyric.

 

 

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