Formed in 2008, Animal Care and Assistance Fund (ACAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists qualifying family-owned pets in the greater Pittsburgh region who need emergency or specialty care at Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (PVSEC). Our objective is to offer pet owners, in financial crisis, an alternative to euthanasia when their pet faces a treatable, yet life-threatening condition.
- Raise awareness and grow the Rogan Rexford Animal Blood Bank
- Host three annual fundraisers (Uncorked & Unleashed, Golf Classic, & Vegas Nite)
- Support Humane Research and Clinical Studies to control diseases and benefit long-term welfare of animals.
- Establish an Ambulatory Care Service for animals.
Board of Directors
Animal Care and Assistance Fund (ACAF) is governed as a single, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization by a volunteer Board of Directors, and is managed from its offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Because the Fund is organized as a single organization rather than as separate local legal entities, ultimate responsibility for the operation of ACAF lies with its Board of Directors. Although the Board of Directors cannot delegate its broad legal and fiduciary responsibilities, it does delegate responsibility for day-to-day operations to the president and chief executive officer, who in turn delegates responsibilities to his management team.
Board Members and Officers of ACAF
Board Chair & President
Dr. Kenton D. Rexford - Partner, PVSEC
Board Vice Chair
Jamie Sarris - Co-Owner, Sarris Candies
David J. DelFiandra - Attorney, Leech Tishman
Joseph Ross- Owner, Joseph M. Ross Professional Dog Training
Charles Aftosmis - Real Estate Developer
Laura Aftosmis - Real Estate Developer
Anita Domalik - Counsel, Benefits and Employment, Mylan Inc.
Krisit Gedid - Manager: Contract Management, Mylan, Inc.
Shea Murtaugh - President, Hoffmann Murtaugh Advertising
Christopher Owens - Attorney, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP
Alicia Passerin - Attorney, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP
Stefanie Pate - Attorney, LeechTishman
Stuart Sheppard - CEO, Just Enjoy, Inc.
Linda Bagley - Animal Advocate
Victoria Berdnik - Animal Advocate
Heather Cianfrocco - President and CEO, UnitedHealthcare
Bridget Fare - Assistant Vice President, Duquesne University Public Affairs
Kathy Newill - Board President, Action for Animals Humane Society
Val Porter - News Director, DVE Morning Show & Music Director, WDVE-FM
Suzy Silliman - Managing Director, Management Science Assoc. Inc.
Sally Wiggin - Network News Anchor, ABC Affiliate, WTAE
Kristy Wright - Health Care Consultant
Jessica Balogh - [email protected]