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Board of Directors

 
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Eric Eisenman, DVM, MPVM

Founder & Chair of the Board

Dr. Eric recognized the need for veterinary professionals to be engaged in projects that increase access to veterinary care at a global level, then founded IVO as a veterinary student at UC Davis in 2011.  He graduated with his DVM in 2014, then received a Master's in Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) at UC Davis, before being awarded the prestigious NIH Fogarty Global Health Fellowship. He has a strong interest in animal welfare, one health, conservation and education, and is currently pursuing his diplomacy at the American College of Animal Welfare while working as a veterinarian at the San Francisco SPCA and Fuzzy Pet Health.

 
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Karen Wlasichuk

board member

Karen is currently a business operations program manager at Slack. Prior to this Karen has had over 20 years of experience leading multi-million dollar operational improvement projects and teams across varied industries and countries. An Australian native, Karen and her husband have settled happily into their adopted home of San Francisco with their family of rescue dogs and cats (2 of each to keep the balance!). Passionate about animal welfare, Karen is also an active volunteer in various capacities at the SF SPCA and the HSUS.

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Kait Link, DVM

Board Member

Kait is an unabashed geek for all things related to advancements in global health and animal welfare. Inspired by the power of harnessing technology to improve human and animal health, Kait has sought to build a career that merges both research and clinical expertise. A DVM graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, Kait has practiced in Florida, California and Alberta, Canada in a diverse array of veterinary clinical settings. Kait joined IVO in 2017 as volunteer veterinarian and has since been driven to support and contribute to the organization’s outstanding mission.  

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Dan Perlea, mba

Board Member

Although Dan Perlea's background is primarily in the arts, his true professional passion is helping businesses and non-profits become as successful as possible. His business experience includes starting several companies, working for start-ups, volunteering and sitting on boards of non-profits, and he has an MBA degree from UC Davis. He is a pit bull advocate and a lover of all animals and is thrilled to help IVO grow and improve the well-being of animals around the world!

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Kim Natividad, B.SC, J.D.

board member

Kim is a legal recruiter for Netflix, following a career as an M&A attorney and the Director of Student Services at Berkeley Law. Kim was also an animal caretaker at a rhino orphanage in South Africa and is passionate about conservation, travel, and the fight to end poaching. Kim holds a J.D. from Berkeley Law and a B.S. from NYU. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her golden retriever-mix best friend Franklin. 

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Agustina Sacerdote, B.Sc, MBA

board member

Agustina is a marketing leader, brand builder and proud owner of a miniature labradoodle and two weener dogs. She is currently running product marketing for Square's point of sale. Prior to Square, Agustina led the marketing and growth functions at a number of consumer and enterprise startups, including Fuzzy Pet Health and Granular (acquired by DuPont).  Agustina has a BS in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.