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 | Past 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 and past President 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 | Secretary
    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 | Board President
    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 am 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. Mike McMullen | Board Vice President
    Mike was born and raised in Nazareth, earning his BS in Education from Kutztown University, and his Masters of Education from Cabrini College. Working as a Special Education Facilitator in the Allentown School District, Mike lives in Nazareth with his wife, 2 sons, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 guinea pigs. "I enjoy walking dogs at the Center and fostering hospice dogs."
  5. Mike Principato
    Mike joined the Board in 2017. A lifelong entrepreneur and currently the owner of three popular family entertainment centers in the Valley, he is committed to applying his business experience and love of animals to the Center’s mission. “Homeless pets rely on and deserve the excellent and compassionate care the Center provides. I’m proud to support that effort, and encourage my fellow community members to do the same.”
  6. Anthony Schwickrath | Treasurer
    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."