ACR Board of Directors

Meet Annex Cat Rescue’s Volunteer Board of Directors for 2018-2019

Kim Hughes with FueKim Hughes
Chair

Kim has played multiple roles during her tenure with ACR. Prior to being elected Chair in summer 2017, she served as Vice-Chair as well as Board liaison for ACR’s expanding roster of east end colonies, a role she maintains. Kim also feeds weekly at a longstanding Danforth-area colony and acts as ACR’s blog coordinator and a frequent newsletter and website contributor.

An entertainment journalist and editor by trade and two-legged mom to former strays Fue, Sunny and Mister Hister, Kim is a lifelong cat lover and animal advocate who hopes to one day see cat homelessness end for good.

Katie Phillips
Vice Chair

Katie has been volunteering with ACR since 2016 as the medical coordinator for the foster team. In this role, she works with ACR’s wonderful foster homes and partner vets to organize any necessary medical care for our cats including annual vaccinations, spays/neuters, and emergency vet visits. Prior to her volunteer work with ACR, Katie spent 10 years working at various regular and emergency vets in Toronto as both an animal care attendant and receptionist. Katie currently shares her home with her two rescue cats, Neville and Spencer, who enjoy spending their time meowing for food and sleeping in sunbeams. In her spare time, she also enjoys reading, doing yoga, watching movies, and rock climbing.

Sarah Sarah McIntosh
Treasurer

Sarah has been volunteering with ACR since 2011 as a foster home and has fostered over 20 cats. So far, she’s successfully managed to part with all of them when the right person comes along. She has also been a feral cat feeder and an event volunteer, including participating in the annual Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge. For the past two years, she has served as Treasurer.

Sarah’s “day job” is Manager of Certification at CMC-Canada. She enjoys travelling, reading and a good cup of tea.

Laura MLaura Moriarity
Vice-Treasurer

After several years of volunteering with Toronto Cat Rescue in different roles, Laura became involved with ACR three years ago when she took in her amazing (now foster-failed) cat Agent Dale Cooper! She was so impressed with the care, time and effort shown by ACR that after a few months of fostering, she became involved with the Foster coordination team and is continuing that work while taking in the occasional short-term foster cat or kittens.

Laura works in customer support, and Coop and his two rescued feline brothers keep her busy at home (when they aren’t snoozing the days away in their catio!)

Trish O’Hearn
Secretary

Trish first got involved with ACR in 2014 when she started feeding at a west-end feral cat colony. She continues to feed at two east-end colonies where she considers each and every cat to be one of her own. She is a two-time foster failure and now shares her home with Jesse and Gervais, both of whom were rescued by ACR and have settled quite comfortably into their lives as indoor kitties of leisure.

Elizabeth Cabral
Member at Large

Elizabeth Cabral is a Gemini/CSA Award–nominated picture editor whose strong leadership, communication, and management skills will benefit ACR’s Board of Directors. An advocate of all animals, Elizabeth has been entrenched in helping to combat Toronto’s feral and homeless cat problem since 2010 when she stumbled on her first colony; she now manages three cat colonies. Her TNR efforts have resulted in hundreds of cats being sterilized with many finding forever homes. She has fundraised, fostered and trapped for Annex Cat Rescue and currently serves as its Assessment Home Coordinator, a role that has given her the opportunity to let community cats show their true colours and become lovable pets.