We would like to invite you to volunteer to help your fellow rehabilitators by joining one or our standing committees or task forces at CCWR. Committee participation is a great way to share your skills and build your own network of rehabilitators.

Applicants must be CCWR members in good standing, able to communicate via email and conference calls on a regular basis. All Committee member positions are good for a one year. If you want to continue your Committee membership you will need to consult with the Committee Chair at the beginning of each year.

Please contact the Committee chair for more information. You may click on their name to send an email.

You may also complete the Committee Application form online and it will be forwarded to the appropriate committee chair and/or co-chairs.


The purpose of the Advocacy and Education Committee is to give CCWR an opportunity to get involved in wildlife issues, give CCWR a voice in Sacramento, give our members a forum on wildlife issues and keep members informed on current legislation in California pertaining to wildlife issues.

Elissa Blair, Chair


Rachel Avilla
January Bill
Veronica Bowers
Brooke Durham

Kelle Kacmarcik
Susan Pfau
Fauna Tomlinson
Shawnie Williams



Build membership for CCWR through assistance in marketing, member communications and database update and maintenance. Periodically reviews the membership current brochure for CCWR for needed changes and enhance as necessary. Manages the the Tasks Forces that fall under the Membership committee.

Linnaea Furlong, Membership Coordinator


Awards & Scholarships

Identify members who have made significant contributions to the field of wildlife rehabilitation. Assist in creating recognition events, communications, presentations and materials. Solicit scholarship donations; publicize scholarship opportunities; evaluate applications.

Jennifer Guess, Co-Chair

  1. Lucinda Adamson

  2. Sharron Baird

  3. Elaine Friedman

  4. Vann Masvidal



Recruit and evaluate potential new board members, educates and assist new board members with expected duties.

Ashton Kluttz, Co-Chair

  1. Rachel Avilla

  2. Veronica Bowers

  3. Jo Joseph

  4. Ashton Kluttz


The primary purpose of the Publications Coordinator is to facilitate dialogue between other committees needing public promotional material.

Lucy Stevenot, Publications Coordinator



Build awareness of CCWR through assistance in web marketing, member communications, resource updates, website maintenance and technical support.


Communicate with members through e-newsletters and action alerts.

Digital Community

Monitor and approve postings to the members email network. Interview and welcome new members; publicize the service.


Every year the board puts together task forces to help manage and coordinate the symposium. If you have any interest in on of these tasks, please contact the co-chair.

Rachel Avilla, Symposium Coordinator



  • Rachel Avilla

  • Ashton Kluttz

  • Lucinda Adamson

  • Elissa Blair

 Host Group



 Silent Auction and Raffle

 Registration and Marketing


The Executive Committee has many roles within a non-profit organization. This committee will also act as the liaison between CCWR and our regulatory agencies for big picture activities.

Rachel Avilla, Chair


Fish and Wildlife Liaison

  • Rachel Avilla

  • Ashton Kluttz

  • Lucinda Adamson

  • Elissa Blair

Minimum Standards

CCWR has been working with California Fish and Wildlife to update the Minimum Standards so that they will work with California wildlife rehabilitators. There will be a new version coming out in 2020 so this committee is waiting until we can view the new edition.

  • Rachel Avilla

  • Ashton Kluttz

  • Lucinda Adamson

  • Elissa Blair

  • Board of Directors at Large

  • Veronica Bowers

  • Donna Burt

  • Cathy Garner