Carole Hyde serves as the organization’s Executive Director. Carole has been an integral part of PAHS since 1991, giving a constant, compassionate voice to animals in our community. She is a founding member of the Stanford Cat Network and creator of Mow Wow Animals, an innovative humane educational program for California schools.Contact Carole
Leonor Delgado, Education Manager, turns PAHS documentation written in English into Spanish—she has contributed to Mow Wow Animals, the new Web-based teaching curriculum, creating bilingual curriculum and activities. She gives presentations at schools and after-school centers, helps organize events, and is a member of APHE (Association of Professional Humane Educators). She interfaces with cat rescuers and TNR (trap-neuter-return) volunteers and, as a volunteer herself, manages several feral cat colonies.Contact Leonor
Arlene Esquivias, Office Manager and Event Coordinator, contributes to our social media marketing efforts and mans the phones and oversees our office. Her dog Minnie, a trained therapy dog, takes good care of us as well and accompanies us at education venues for people of all ages. Arlene’s experience with rescue groups such as FIX Long Beach and Stray Cat Alliance in the Los Angeles area, and her work with Minnie as a therapy and comfort dog visiting hospitalized children, has prepared her to launch our latest community outreach venture—PAHS Therapy Paws.Contact Arlene
Catworks and Spay/Neuter Program
Ann Nussbaum is a long-time homeless cat rescuer, a former PAHS board member, and our current volunteer CatWorks program manager. Ann is dedicated to the welfare of homeless animals and provides countless hours of communication and rescue to address the increasing needs of the community.Contact Ann
Social Media and Media Campaigns
Susan Stienstra coordinates social media and media campaigns for PAHS. She has more than 20 years of experience working for several nonprofit organizations. She is also a licensed humane educator with House Rabbit Society, and in that capacity, has taught children and adults about rabbits and how to care for them. Her special passions are horses, rabbits, and wildlife.
Olga Lenczewska is a PhD candidate at the Philosophy Department at Stanford University and a research fellow at the Stanford Basic Income Lab. Before coming to the United States, she did her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Italian at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses primarily on historical and contemporary political philosophy. She is interested in animal ethics and tries to apply her research experience to issues in animal welfare. In addition to working with PAHS, she collaborates with two local shelters, the Peninsula Humane Society and Rattie Ratz. See Humane Library for Olga’s articles on animal welfare.