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Meet Our Team

Leadership

Stephen Bardy, Executive Director

Stephen Bardy is the Executive Director of Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando (PAGO) which services the community through two shelters, two veterinary clinics and a mobile clinic plus numerous offsite partnerships.

Prior to joining PAGO, he served Florida’s abused and neglected children in the nonprofit and governmental sector for 25 years. He has earned state and national awards for his program initiatives and introduced pet therapy in his foster care group homes. Steve has served on two national advisory boards. He has led successful fundraising campaigns resulting in more than $14 million of public support. He received his BS in Business from the University of South Florida and his Master of Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University.

From a young age, he has shared his life with dogs who were once living in shelters. Each one left an indelible mark on his life. He is blessed with two current family dogs, Milo and Sophie.

Fraily Rodriguez, Vice President of Operations

Fraily has trained over 100,000 participants on responsible pet ownership, bite prevention, animal cruelty, pet overpopulation, pet friendly housing, and leadership. He is a motivational speaker who encourages all to make a difference in their community. He has transformed the Education Department of the Pet Alliance during his tenure to make it a leader in Humane Education. He currently manages the Volunteer and Outreach Departments; responsible for educational outreach, volunteer management, strategic planning, Customer Care Center, state-wide advocacy, IT and much more. He is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of experience in nonprofit management and possesses a B.S. Degree in Counseling. His professional affiliations include Chairman, Westside Tech Veterinary Advisory Board, Graduate of Leadership Orlando Class 80, and American Professional Humane Educator. He lives in Clermont, Florida with his lovely wife, Brooke Rodriguez and their four kids – Matthew, David, Kylie and Sophia.

Cathy Rodgers, Development Director

Cathy brings over 12 years of professional fundraising experience to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. Cathy previously managed development teams at Audubon Florida, Canine Companions for Independence and the Orlando Museum of Art. She has successfully led fundraising programs raising over $20 million in private and public support.

Cathy received her B.A in English from SUNY Fredonia. She is a graduate of Leadership Orlando Class 77 and obtained her Certified Fundraising Executive certification in 2014. She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Central Florida Chapter and has volunteered her time with many local nonprofits. Cathy is originally from Western New York, but has called Orlando home since 2002. She and her husband Michael live in College Park with their dog Lula.

Max Case, Accounting Director

Max received his B.S. in Accounting from Wichita State University.  For thirty years he worked in various levels of supervision at a major aircraft manufacturer before taking an early retirement from the corporate world.  With previous non-profit experience as Treasurer and a Board member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Greater Orlando, and a born cat lover, Max joined the Pet Alliance as Accounting Manager in January 2013.