Board of Directors

pets on wheels of ctCharlotte Selinger
President

Charlotte has had more than 30 years of experience in healthcare sales, marketing and project management, since beginning her career as a Medical Laboratory Technologist.  Today, she is a National Account Manager at Cigna, responsible for the development, execution and operational performance of her client’s global benefit programs, wellness strategies, and communications.  She holds a Bachelors degree in Biology from Eastern Connecticut State University and a Connecticut Life, Accident & Health Producer License.  Charlotte became affiliated with Pets on Wheels through Leadership Greater Hartford’s “Leaders on Board” program.  Her experience managing business relationships and collaborating with others will help Pets on Wheels to grow and fulfill its mission.  Spending her early childhood on a dairy farm with numerous animals and pets, Charlotte’s interest in and love of animals began very early.  She has a deep respect for all animals and a longtime interest in animal welfare.  Throughout her life, she has observed and experienced the wonderful and positive effects our pets have on our lives. Charlotte and her husband, Alan, reside in Simsbury, CT with their very special adopted dog companion, Jeter, a.k.a. Jeetz.


 

GreggRennieGregg Rennie
Vice President

Gregg has more than 30 years of business and change management experience with companies as diverse as Fortune 10 companies to start-ups, the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Navy and many others. He currently owns his own consulting firm dedicated to smaller businesses. He holds degrees in Accounting, Management and Computer Science, is certified in Business Process Management and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He is a strong advocate of animal welfare, both pets and “wild” animals. He lives in Madison with his wife and his running partner Annabelle, a 9-year-old Brittany (she finished 3rd in class at the 2014 CT doggie-cup championship, the Run & Wag 5k). Gregg has 3 grown children, 2 of which have 3 rescues, who live in CT and MA.


 

pets on wheels of connecticutAshley R. Blanchard
Secretary

Ashley R. Blanchard is a political social worker, earning her MSW from the University of Connecticut and a BSW from Florida Gulf Coast University.  Ms. Blanchard serves as a consultant to a number of institutions on grant writing, health disparities research, and political advocacy in social work.  She is currently at the office of Representative Toni E. Walker in Hartford, Connecticut, and serves as Public Policy Analyst for the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition. Ashley is a proponent of the human-animal connection and hopes to adopt a pet in the near future.


 

pets on wheels of ctGeorge M. Bolduc
Treasurer

George has had a career in business management that spans 3 decades.  His experience covers positions from small privately held companies to Fortune 100 companies.  In addition, he has chaired or served on many civic and trade organization boards.  He most recently was a Warehouse Manager at Coca-Cola Refreshments.  He has completed the Transition to Nonprofit Organization Management Program offered through Encore! Hartford.  It was through Leadership Greater Hartford and its “Leaders on Board” program that he became affiliated with Pets on Wheels.  George’s interests include animal welfare and homelessness issues.  He has been a pet lover all of his life and presently has a Jack Russell Terrier named Billy.


 

pets on wheels of connecticutCourtney Becher
Fundraising

A lifelong lover of all animals, Courtney joined the Pets on Wheels of Connecticut Board of Directors in December, 2014. She believes in the inherent benefits of pet ownership and realizes that the need for animal advocacy and adoption is only growing. Courtney is passionate about animal protection and advocacy for all types of animals—wild, domesticated and farm. Having been surrounded by animals her whole life, Courtney grew up on a horse farm in Lyme where her pets were always her best companions. She is the Assistant Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Grants at Wesleyan University and is a Board Member of the Lynde Point Land Trust in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. She received her B.A. in American Studies from the University of Connecticut and is working toward her degree in Wesleyan’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program. In her spare time, Courtney can be found riding her Thoroughbred, Dave, and Dutch Warmblood, Abby, competing them in the A/AA Hunter/Jumper horse show circuit throughout New England. She lives in Chester with her Boxer, Leni, and a cat, Wilma, both rescues.


 

pets on wheels of connecticutCassandra Meyer-Ogren
Marketing

Cassandra has more than 10 years of experience working for corporate and non-profit organizations in marketing and event management. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies from the University of Rhode Island. Cassandra grew up on a farm in Matunuck, RI where she had the great fortune to grow up with companion animals both furry and those with scales in addition to horses and other livestock. Her love of all animals great and small was instilled from a young age. When she heard about the mission of Pets on Wheels, Cassandra was inspired to be a part of making the lives of people brighter by uniting them with an animal from a shelter, giving the animal a loving home. She resides in Hope Valley, RI with her husband Rick. They share their home with their two senior dogs, Cricket (a beagle) and Simon (a dachshund).


 

pets on wheels of connecticutAshley Dwyer
Placements

Ashley comes to Pets on Wheels of Connecticut with experience in placing pets from local shelters and rescues. In her time volunteering, she spearheaded an initiative to bring dogs from an inner city that was over crowded, to a quieter shelter where she could work with them and have more opportunity to find loving homes. This work allowed Ashley to gain insight and understanding into many different breeds and work with training methods that best suit each dog. Ashley received her B.S. in Fashion & Retail Merchandising with a minor in Art from Lasell College and currently serves as the Administrative Assistant at Cummins Envirotech, Inc. in Old Lyme. She lives in Old Saybrook with her husband, Jonathan, their two Chihuahuas, Chico and Lola, Shepard Mix, Lily, and Pit Bull, named Boston.