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 oversees our Operations including our shelters, clinics, outreach, volunteer management, strategic planning, Customer Care Center, state-wide advocacy, IT and much more. He has guided the agency into a 21st century leader in animal welfare. He is a seasoned professional with over 15 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 Weber-Rodriguez and their five kids – Matthew, David, Kylie, Sophia and Coco Chanel (adopted from the Pet Alliance).

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.

Barbara E. Muzeni, Director of Finance

Barbara has been in the financial field for over 25 years, including 10 years at the Finance Director level for non-profits. Barbara’s non-profit experience includes: Providence Children’s Museum, Orlando Shakespeare Theater and Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida. Additionally Barbara has worked in governments including the City of Orlando and State of Rhode Island.

Barbara is a Professional Pet Assisted Therapy Facilitator, formerly providing pet therapy with her dog Jingles at the Pawtuxet Village Nursing Home in Cranston, RI. She received her Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island and her BSBA with majors in Finance and Marketing from Boston University. Barbara has also completed her Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership from the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership at Rollins College. Originally from New Jersey, Barbara lives in Winter Garden with her dog Cali.