Board of Directors and Staff Members
Janet Alexander | Director of Operations
Alex Clements | Operations Coordinator
Holly Cormier | Volunteer Manager
Chad Alves, DVM | Veterinarian
Ashley Kinney | Wildlife Rehabilitation Supervisor
Traci Tsukida | Wildlife Technician
Rachel Atkins, RVT | Wildlife Technician
Board of Directors
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley’s Board of Directors is a volunteer board of concerned individuals who help the Center meet its mission to provide high quality care and rehabilitation of injured, sick, and orphaned wildlife within the Silicon Valley Community.
Bill Paker, President
In May 2000, Bill retired from a business career after completing 32 years of manufacturing accounting in the high-tech industry. One week later he joined WCSV as a volunteer and in November 2000 he was promoted to Animal Care Shift Supervisor. In addition to animal care, Bill has coordinated the facilities maintenance/building activities at the Center for the past seven years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA from Santa Clara University. When he is not examining animals or building enclosures he tries to keep up with his five daughters and eight grandchildren.
Larry Stites, Treasurer
Before becoming a director, Larry initially began serving the Board as a financial advisor in 2006. He has more than 30 years of experience as a public accountant and financial executive and, most recently, as a financial consultant to entrepreneurial, privately-held and start-up companies in a wide range of industries. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, a BA from Knox College, Galesburg, IL and is a CPA.
Joan Giampaolo, Director
Joan’s background in finance includes 10+ years experience in financial planning, 13 years as a financial analyst for GE including the financial management program. She holds a B.S. degree in Finance from SJSU and previously served on the WCSV board as Treasurer and bookkeeper. Her interests for the Wildlife Center are fund-raising and financial planning to ensure long term sustainability. Joan has a love for animals and the environment.
Jon Neumann, Director
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jon has loved animals his entire life. While attending law school at the University of California, Berkeley, Jon served as the President of the Boalt Hall Animal Law Society. Jon works as an attorney for the United States Treasury Department and has been involved with the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley since spring of 2006.