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.

 

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.

 

Angela Miedema, Director of Operations

Angela Miedema is the Director of Operations at Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. She came to Pet Alliance as an Executive Director with over 10 years of animal welfare experience in strategic planning, operational efficiency, humane investigations, and public relations. Prior to successfully directing animal shelters and clinics, Angela served as an animal control officer as well as mounted unit officer; where she was recognized multiple times for her dedication and successes for the community on and off duty. Angela was one of very few to win animal cruelty and neglect cases in Kent County. Angela’s Bachelor’s of Science comes from Central Michigan University where she studied pre-veterinary medicine, she is also National Animal Control Association certified.
 
Angela began serving animals from a very young age, working in animal shelters and clinics she found her calling to save those who were less fortunate, and provide education and resources to individuals who had minimal access. Angela has not only studied veterinary medicine, but animal behavior, working with a variety of species such as wolves, gulls, horses, and more. She has been able to utilize these skills in transforming shelters and clinics to implement sustainable practices in order to continue providing services to the community around them.

Angela is originally from west Michigan, and is the proud owner of her dog Sky, who lives in Winter Park. 
 
 

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 the 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 dogs Cali and Bubba (adopted at age 10 from the Pet Alliance).

Board of Directors

Josh Powers – Chair
Executive Vice President/CFO
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions

Christine Elliott O’Neal – Vice Chair
Owner
Delta Equestrian

Paul McNamara – Treasurer
Executive Manager
Reed Nissan

Julie Axelrod – Secretary
Community Advocate
John Michael Weddings & Events

Brian Davis
CEO
BryteBridge

Christine Elias
Realtor
Coldwell Banker/The Urban Dog Real Estate Group

Douglas Glicken
Attorney
Douglas H. Glicken Law Offices

Suzanne Magee-Fleming
Senior Vice President 
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Luke Partridge
Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Louise Philp RN, BSN, MSHA, CCRN-K, NEA-BC
Patient Care Administrator
Orlando Health

Erin Stepp
Director, Corporate Communications
AAA National Office

Jerry “Scott” Swetnam, DVM
Veterinarian