Beth Pattee is committed to making a profound difference in the lives of others. Prior to co-founding WhatCanWe.org™, she helped people discover their passions and purposes as a Certified Life Coach and independent business consultant. Beth managed public relations, program development, and program management for the Mark Taper Center for Health Enhancement at UCLA Medical Center. She is passionate about all animals, especially her three dogs, Norton, Pebbles, and Minnie Mouse.
For the past 23 years, Shannon Delgado, co-founder of WhatCanWe.org, has co-owned Delgado Group Insurance. Additionally, she volunteered as VP of Ways and Means for her local PTA board, where she chaired numerous fundraising events that netted over $100,000. An avid animal lover, Shannon has a desire to apply her experience to help offset the often crippling cost of veterinary expenses animal rescue organizations incur. Shannon has two dogs, Brody and Roscoe.
A veteran prosecutor of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Bob Ferber has specialized in and supervised city-wide prosecution. He was instrumental in the formation of the L.A. Animal Cruelty Task Force, a dedicated team of LAPD detectives and animal control officers who investigate animal cruelty and neglect. His unique violence-prevention program, “Baron’s Buddies,” uses handicapped, unwanted animals to teach reverence for life and compassion for both animals and people.
Kathy Jonokuchi, DVM
Dr. Jonokuchi is a proud graduate of UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. Recently, she sold her clinic in Calabasas of 23 years and is still practicing part-time. In addition to being a small animal veterinarian, she is also trained in wildlife, zoo, reptile, bird, rabbit and pocket pet medicine. Dr J. lives in Newbury Park with her husband, 2 children, 2 dogs and 2 cats. Her pets, of course, are all rescues. In the past, she had provided the local animal shelter and rescue organizations with veterinary care, but she recognized that there has to be a more efficient way for even more groups to be supported. So by joining What Can We, she is looking forward to be part of the solution.
Debbie Morgan has been a CPA for over 14 years. She is the founder of Deborah A. Morgan, CPA, a tax and accounting firm that provides services to individuals, small businesses, and nonprofits. Her passion is helping business owners overcome their fears of dealing with their accounting and tax matters so they can focus on their passion – their own business. Debbie has two dogs, Dozer and Daizy.
Mr. Spielfogel has been a practicing litigator for over 27 years. He received his A.B. degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, and attended Wayne State University Law School and Loyola Law School, earning his law degree in 1983. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California, the United States District Courts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. He is a member of the Los Angeles County and Ventura County Bar associations
Mia Labelle recently joined as a board member and has been campaigning for human, environmental and animal organizations for 14 years. This creative individual (and University of Oregon alumni–Go Ducks!) is devoted to enhancing the lives of animals, especially to those who’ve not been properly cared for. As she shares her passion for animals with the community, she strives to educate others how to work towards ending animal abuse. Mia is owned by her two kitty loves, Lacey and Stella.
Kathy Costas started her career in financial services in 2008 and joined Merrill Lynch in 2012. The mission of her practice is to educate and empower clients so they understand and feel in control of their financial future and the well-being of their loved ones.
She has been a very active volunteer in a variety of school activities and organizations such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Dining for Women. She lives with her 3 children and dog Tanner.