Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for The Center for Animal Health & Welfare are committed to providing leadership support of the shelter, the many dedicated employees and the animals in the shelter's care.
  1. Angela Schmoyer, DMD | Board President
    Born and raised in The Lehigh Valley and after finishing dental school, Angela returned to the area to start her practice in Easton. After realizing the shelter was just around the corner she began volunteering in 2009 as a dog walker. Two years later and ever since, Angela has been a member of the Board focusing her energy on helping the animals in a leadership capacity. Angela has 2 dogs, 2 cats and 3 mini-donkeys.
  2. Valerie Antonelli
    Val's love of all animals and her desire to help homeless pets drew her to The Center more than 30 years ago. Val enjoys fundraising and is honored to be part of a dedicated team of people who care deeply about the animals at the shelter. Val lives in Bethlehem with her husband, Tom, along with their six furry four-legged kitties, who are the loves of her life.
  3. Sarah Brown | Development Committee
    Sarah joined the Board in 2016. She is in charge of the Strategic Planning Committee, a team effort to develop programs and relationships that will benefit the shelter long-term. "I couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of this committed team of caring professionals. I live in Bethlehem with my boyfriend, James, and we're owned and ordered around by our two cats, Seger and Peeps."
  4. Helen Maurella | Board V. P.
    Helen joined the board in 2012 primarily to assist in grant writing to raise funds for shelter operations. “ I became involved with the TNR program because of my love for cats especially those without a home. In my youth I aspired to become a veterinarian so my love of animals goes back a long way. My husband and I share our house and property with cats, inside and out, all with unconditional love.”
  5. Daniel Roman | Building & Grounds
    Dan joined the Board in 2003 and is in charge of managing the Building and Grounds of the shelter. "I originally came to the shelter to help with landscaping and a Boy Scout project. I live in Hanover Township, Bethlehem with Justine, my German Shepherd dog. I adopted Justine from The Center after a short foster period.”
  6. Anthony Schwickrath
    Anthony and his wife, Jessica, own A Furry Tail Come True, a full-service canine-focused business. Anthony graduated from Rutgers and is certified by the Animal Behavior College. "I believe all animals should be given the right tools to be successfully placed in a forever home, and that shelters should identify the behavior and training needs before they are being adopted out."
  7. Ronda Senior | Volunteer Coordinator
    Ronda has been involved since 2012 and is the shelter's Volunteer Coordinator and serves on the Personnel Committee. "My love of animals drew me to be an advocate and a voice for the homeless. My husband, Kent and daughter, Carrie support my quest to make a difference and I am the proud rescue mom to dogs, Pita, Sophie and Bunny. Adoption is the only option"