Kandi Reeves is a learning and behavior specialist in District 87, currently teaching at Bloomington High school. She graduated from ISU with her B.S.Ed. In 2006. She will start her Masters in Summer 2017. She is single with two fur babies, Hooch and Gracie.

Council of Advisors

Shari Downen King, Groomer at That Dapper Pet Boutique and Grooming Spa; Shari served on the original Wish Bone Canine Rescue Board of Directors, and shows Standard Poodles professionally.

Tara Braucht, Body of Bloomington-owner, She is a Bloomington Normal native graduated from ISU in 2006 and opened her own business, Body of Bloomington in 2013. I am passionate about fitness and pets. I am also an Ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce and on the Citizen's Advisory Coucil for the Lab Schools. My handsome four legged friend, Henri will be 14 this summer. When I'm not working, you can find me on my yoga mat, walking Henri or gardening.

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Dr. Jodi Hallsten Lyczak, School of Communication, Illinois State University

Sara Pace, FNP-BC,  Advanced Nurse Practitioner at St. Francis Hospital Emergency Medicine;  Midwest Coordinator for Small Paws Rescue; Volunteer with Foster Pet Outreach Peoria, and active CACC networker; Sara has 4 bichons , a Lab and a Cat ( all rescues)

Kris Byrns is a retired teacher. She taught elementary grades on the Navajo Reservation, in Alaska and in Maryland before moving to Illinois. In Illinois she has worked in adult education for the Regional Office of Education and Heartland Community College, including several years in a program to help homeless adults get a GED. She has a BA in Education from Arizona State University and an MAT in Adult Education from Alaska Pacific University. She is married to George, and has two adult children. Their pets are Harry, an elderly black cat that Kris rescued his owner became homeless, Bob, a blind blue heeler, and Lilly, a Cocker Spaniel.

Danielle Gudeman, Volunteer Illinois Congressional District 18 Leader for HSUS, and stay at home mom. As a CCRC(Certified Clinical Research Coordinator), Danielle coordinated medical research studies with physicians and patients in cardiology offices and hospitals before deciding to stay at home with her daughter Amaya when she was born May 2016. Her husband's name is Will, and she has four rescue babies- a mixed breed named Jade, a Rott-Pit mix named Charlie, and two mixed breed feline sisters named Scarlet and Begonias.

Gina Rohde has lived in the Bloomington area for almost 25 years.  Gina is currently the owner of a pitbull Enzo, and recently fostered and adopted Dexter from PCH.  She has had several pets throughout her adult life.  Gina's primary employment was in her home raising her four children.  Gina has had vital roles in helping secure finances for businesses and or individuals in many start up businesses and is looking to help Pet Central. Gina has always had a role in some volunteer aspect in our community and she is thrilled to join Pet Central and be part of this amazing venture.  Gina's focus will be our Caring Paws Program with sponsorships and community awareness.  In 2014 out of nowhere she was diagnosed with an inoperable, stage IV Glioblastoma brain tumor.  At the time they had several pets and any little noise would irritate her.  Unfortunately it was more than she could handle and they decided to re home 4 of them.  Fortunately they all went to homes within their extended family.  She truly understands that this is not always the case and recognizes the immediate need for temporary foster care in the pet community.  "What a blessing this organization will be to many who are not ready to part with their loved pets"

Jennifer McPherson has been involved in rescue for over 11 years when she adopted her first rescue pet, Bailey an Airedale terrier.  She was recently a volunteer and volulnteer coordinator with Wish Bone Canine Rescue for 3 years.  She helped with intakes, vaccination clinic, adoption and special events.  She works at Country Financial as a business analyst and has been there for 20 years.  She and her husband have two children, Connor who is 8 and Sophia who is 10.  They still have Bailey and foster "failed" twice with Jingles (schnoodle) and Chewie (yorkie mix).  Their son is autistic and having animals in their home helps him tremendously.   Jennifer has a passion for rescue and helping the community.

Bloomington/Normal animal rescue 

serving Central Illinois


We believe that pets and people belong together; that financial circumstances alone are not reliable indicators of the capacity to love and care for a companion animal.

Megan Marzloff, CPDT-KA Certified Dog Trainer, Megan has two mixed breed recue dogs.

Megan Jenkins-Anderson, Business Owner, Station 710 Salon, Animal Lover.  Her pets are Chica, Tucker and Mitty the Kitty.  Megan was our first council of advisor member and was so committed to changing lives that she immediately organized a fundraiser.  She is working on our Caring Paw Program presently to develop community awareness and advocate as to pet friendly housing.

Carrie L. Haas, Dunn Law Firm LLP