Board of Directors

Austin Dog Alliance Board of Directors

Kristina Elizondo is CEO of Connect Worldwide, Inc. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with an MA in Engineering and Technology, BS in Marketing and Data Processing and Analysis and a BS in Communications. She and her husband George live in Austin with their dog Holly Peno!
Kurt Cleveland is Director of Preconstruction at Austin Commercial, a construction management firm. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and lives in Austin with his wife Courtney and their two dogs, Sissy and Cricket.
Darren Downs is known as Jay Styles, the afternoon DJ with Mix 94.7. He is also the music program director with Entercom. He lives with his wife Tari and newborn baby Jack in Austin!
Nancy McIntire holds an undergraduate degree in Business and an MBA from the University of Texas
at Austin, with concentrations in Marketing, Finance, and Statistics. Her professional background includes senior management experience in several Fortune 500 corporations, including IBM, Halliburton, and MCI.
She is a volunteer dog trainer with Austin Dog Alliance!
Dr. Danielle Paglia earned her BS in Animal Biology from the University of Florida. She obtained her DVM from Mississippi State University where she was inducted into the Phi Zeta honor society. Following the completion of a three-year comparative ophthalmology residency at the University of California, Davis, she worked in private practice in Rocklin, California. She and her husband Matt Cannon, a veterinarian and native Texan, moved to Texas to be closer to family. She is a practicing veterinary ophthalmologist at Eye Care for Animals in Austin. One month every year she enjoys performing free eye exams on service and therapy dogs. Her family welcomed a new addition to their household in 2015, a dog named Daisy, rescued from the Austin Humane Society. Danielle has been on the Board of Directors at Austin Dog Alliance since 2015.
Lynn Powell is a Pet Therapy team volunteer and visits sites around Austin with her dog Gracie! She is also a Hounds for Heroes trainer, and will soon send her third dog home with a veteran.
Ross Sabolcik is Vice President and General Manager Power Products at Silicon Labs. He is actively involved with the Austin Chamber of Commerce, and is thrilled to be involved with the ADA and the outstanding work they do to enrich peoples lives through the powerful bonds with dogs.
Stacy Saxon is Senior Director of Marketing at Vaddio and has over 30 years of experience in marketing. She also owns a marketing consulting
business that specializes in start-up organizations. Stacy earned a BS in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin.
Erika Simono is a former grade school teacher and educational consultant. She is currently retired and is active with Austin Dog Alliance as a therapy team and board member. She has a BS in Education from Western Illinois University.
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