Eva Forberger Officer
Eva Forberger is an independent accountant. She worked for over 15 years in corporate accounting with entertainment and media conglomerates before moving to Colorado to pursue a more relaxed lifestyle. She obtained her B.A. in Business Administration from University of Florida and has a M.A. in Communications Management from University of Southern California. She sat for and passed all 4 parts of the CPA exam in 2003. Ms. Forbergerís passion for numbers almost exceeds her passion for animals. She is deeply dedicated to her two German Shepherds, both from the German Shepherd Rescue, and one grey cat who keeps the dogs in line. Along with spending more free time with her animals, Ms. Forberger now looks to help people and organizations better manage their finances in a thoughtful and professional manner.
Sandra Lollino founded Four Legged Friends Foundation with her desire to make a difference for people through animals. As she left her event planning business, she researched the best way she could use her experience to fulfill her passion; the positive impact of the human-animal bond. Thus FLFF was created through many conversations with different animal organizations regarding what is in need to further assist them with their programs and services. Sandra received her bachelor's degree of Mechanical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University in 1991, an Executive Management Certificate from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2002, and is currently enrolled in the UCLA Dual Certification Program in Public Relations and Fund Raising. She also plans to attend conferences and seminars on the Human-Animal Bond. Sandra is the proud guardian of three rescues; Melissa, Sassy & Zorro. You can contact Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yvonne B. Mejia
Yvonne Mejia is the Founder/Editor of Dogís Life magazine an award-winning publication dedicated to promoting dog adoption from the rescue and shelter community. She has a bachelorís degree in Media Arts from Tulane University and is currently working on her bachelorís degree in Humane Leadership from Duquesne University. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Yvonne worked in advertising and production for television and radio. Her love of dogs and their welfare led her to volunteer for the Louisiana SPCA and Humane Society of New Orleans.
In 2003 she left New Orleans and moved to San Diego to work as an adoption counselor at the Helen Woodward Animal Center. It was here that Yvonne recognized the unfilled need for an informational resource in dog care. Her idea was a magazine that solidified her philosophy about the value of adoption and rescue and the importance of commitment in pet guardianship presented in an appealing modern format. Dogís Life launched its first issue in September 2007 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
Yvonne is a new board member and hopes to use her background in animal welfare and communications to help FluFF make significant differences in the animal welfare community. Yvonne can be reached at email@example.com.
DeAnne has twelve years experience in event production, marketing and administration. After graduating from UCLA in 1997, she spent six years as an event producer, planning large scale sales meetings, incentive trips, galas and other programs for a variety of corporate clients including Kawasaki Motors, Ameriquest Mortgage, and MTV/VH1. After 9/11, DeAnne stepped away from the event industry for four years during which time she was the PR and Administration Manager for Appleton & Associates, Inc., a respected architectural firm focusing primarily on high-end custom residential projects. While at Appleton, DeAnne worked closely with Principal Marc Appleton Ė a regular on Architectural Digestís AD 100 list of top architects and designers in the country. There she helped develop the Southern California Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America - a non-profit dedicated to the appreciation and advancement of classicism in architecture and the allied arts. During this time, the So-Cal chapter was lauded as the best run and fastest growing chapter in the country.
In 2007, DeAnne was given the opportunity to return to event production under her own banner - Millais Event Design & Production - working this time for non-profit and entertainment clients including Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation, Hillel at UCLA, Infinity Events and Miziker Entertainment Group to produce programs ranging from golf tournaments to auctions to galas. Beyond her work in event production, she also studies and writes about experience design.
After several years of working with Four Legged Friends Foundation behind the scenes, DeAnne is thrilled to officially join FLuFF's Board.
Shelly Recchio is a freelance graphic designer assisting many small and medium-size businesses and nonprofits with their marketing efforts and branding. She obtained her BA in Journalism from University of Arizona and completed post-college training in graphic design. Shelly generously donates her services by designing FLuFF's marketing material.
She also knows the value of the human-animal bond, as she is the guardian of three rescued furry friends. A life-long animal lover, it was natural for her to work with FLuFF. Known as "That Dog Lady" in her neighborhood, her home has become a waystation for lost pets -- lost dogs and cats somehow always find their way to the front door! She's reunited numerous neighborhood animals with their families and has found homes for many strays.
Shelly has been involved with FLuFF since its initial conception and serving as a board member allows her to further contribute her knowledge and services. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org