Kristopher Rotonda, with a heart as big as his ambitions, is dedicated father and entrepawneer whose business goals have always aligned with our canine companions.
His passion, energy and nose for business has brought you ventures like DoggyCookingNetwork on YouTube, Pet Shopping Network showcasing pet products and PupPot: a practical, Teflon-free cooking and storage system. He is most well known for his previous online dating endeavorYou Must Love Dogs Dating where people who love dogs could get to know each other and was recognized on the Ellen Degeneres Show, and in mass market media like Huffington Post, Costco Magazine, Style Magazine and The Examiner.
With 8 years of real estate experience and over 60 property flips under his belt, he is looking forward to the Rotonda to the Rescue efforts making rescue shelters a better place for its residents.
Robert brings a diverse background of experience to the Max and Molly Charitable Corporation management team. He has spent 35 years working in the U.S. and abroad in over 20+ countries spanning 4 continents for Fortune 500 companies.
He spent a number of years with Computer Sciences Corporation (IBM Global Services), US West Communication (Century Link), and the AB Volvo Group (Volvo Trucks North America), to name the few. His past and current positions have been centered in the IT and Management Consultant areas, holding positions in Senior Management and at the Principal level. Robert currently belongs to a number of professional organizations and currently holds a board position with a local home owner's association.
He has published a number of white papers in the IT industry, and has been a keynote and guest speaker at numerous business and IT conventions around the world, offering technological insight and business advice in helping leading companies achieve their business goals and objectives. When Robert is not working on one of his numerous projects, or travelling the world, he is at home sharing his life with three beautiful dogs Lilli, Gus and Zoe Louise. We welcome Robert and his strong business acumen to the Max and Molly Charitable Corporation management team.
Kris Rotonda, President
The Dog (and Cat) Pound
Dana B. Zanone, M.D., Board Member
Dana brings a diverse background to the Max & Molly Charitable Corporation, but what is most endearing is her love and devotion to her animals. Dana currently resides in Nebraska and North Carolina with her husband and 'Milty'. It is obvious by the letters in her title that Dana is a medical doctor, but it is her strong commitment to charity and community that really places Dana in a league of her own. She is a consummate professional and a true civic leader and we are proud she is part of the team.
Catherine Bossi, Board Member
Trish Rhodes, Board Member
Lara Teague Easley, Board Member
Tara Pence, Social Events
Sharon Silver, Graphic and Web Designer
Adrienne Irizarry, PR and Marketing Director
Cedric Meyer, Partnerships
Katie Teal, Rotonda to the Rescue
Lauren Teal, Pet Events
Besides being recognized as one of the most respected people in airline management with one of the U.S.'s Legacy 3 carriers. Cathy's love for animals goes without saying, her dogs come first in her life. She and her husband share their beautiful Charlotte home with several adorable shelties. Not only does Cathy bring an outstanding personality to the team, her business management and team skills are second to none.
Trish is a seasoned professional and has an illustrious career with startups and Fortune 100 Companies, and has travelled the world internationally. When Trish is not trekking across the Atlantic or Pacific she is at home with her daughter and husband and three beautiful Labrador Retrievers. Trish brings a strong background in project management to the Max & Molly Charitable Corporation.
What more can be said about Lara when you look at this picture of her and her beloved Fiona. When Lara is not home with her two beautiful boys and husband, she is working in both North and South America as well as Asia and Europe. Lara brings a diverse background in customs and compliance to the Max & Molly Charitable Corporation.
Hi! My name is Tara Pence. I'm New Orleans native who recently graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. Currently I work for a planning consulting firm doing planning work all over the state of Louisiana. The black pup in my pictures is Macaron. I got her from ARNO (Animal Rescue New Orleans) back in July, and she's been an absolute joy to have! We're both very happy to be part of the Max & Molly team!
Sharon Silver, owner of Graphical Solutions, LLC, has also dedicated her 27 years of experience in design to the Max and Molly Charitable Corporation by building our website and creating all the graphics. She has has been a lifetime pet owner having 3 cats, Rocco (pictured as a kitten 4 years ago), Graham and KittyGirl and a yellow-naped Amazon parrot, Greenage. Sharon is happy to be a part of the Max and Molly team!
Adrienne Irizarry, owner of Leviosa Communication, is pleased to put her 15 years of fundraising, communication and writing experience to work supporting the mission of the Max & Molly Charitable Corporation. A lifetime pet owner herself, lending her skills and experience to the Charity was a natural fit. Adrienne and her family are pet parents to Rocco and Riley. Most of the time, her best writing is done with her bulldog Rocco by her side (or in her lap.)
Hailing from one of the country's' famous hat retailing family – Cedric brings to the Max & Molly Charitable Corporation a strong and diverse background working with people from all walks of life. Daily at his family's hat store on world famous St Charles Avenue in New Orleans, where Cedric is a 5th generation owner, he has been exposed and worked with many famous and local people. In addition, Cedric was the owner of a beautiful Chow-mix Simba and today is an Uncle to a Siberian Husky 'Ziggy'.
In addition to bringing her infectious smile and personality to the Max & Molly Charitable Corporation, Katie is a devoted dog owner. When not taking care of her dog and living a wonderful life in North Carolina, Katie is running and completing her PhD in Physical Therapy.
The Max & Molly Charitable Corporation welcomes its youngest member to the team when Lauren
Teal joined adding her bubbly spirit and joy for life to all that are lucky to have held her company. When Lauren is not studying at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she is at home tending to the care of Ezra – her beautiful german shepherd.
Joe Rotonda, Treasurer
Senior Finance Executive with extensive experience leading corporate financial efforts for start-up and established organizations. Strategic business partner to CEOs and internal departments; proven track record in aligning company-wide financial initiatives to all areas of operations. Joe’s 30 plus years of experience includes executive level accounting, finance and operational positions in diversified industries including E-Commerce, consumer goods, security services, alternative fuels manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, and retail distribution within public, private, start up and venture backed companies.