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Staff

Staff

Jilliann Matteucci, Development & Communications Manager

Jilliann Matteucci joined Town Cats in 2017 and came with 20 years of experience in customer service, serving in both retail and healthcare industries. She attained a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from CSU East Bay and has experience in Human Resource Management as well as Healthcare Administration Management.  She has volunteered for various organizations, focusing on under-served community service. Her love for animals has spanned her entire life, as she was dedicated to cat rescue even as a young girl. She and her family have a 12-year-old dog Sophie, and 4-year-old dog Lucy and their newest edition 1-year-old cat Mara, adopted from Town Cats. In her spare time, Jilliann enjoys cooking and baking, as well as taking day trips to the beach with her family.

Katie Van Tassel, Shelter Operations Manager

Katie Van Tassel joined Town Cats in 2021, and with her, she brings 20 years of customer service experience under her belt and over a decade of management experience ranging in the fields of nonprofit organizations, retail, and the healthcare industry. Katie has always been passionate about improving the quality of life for people and for making a difference in her community. As a person who has loved animals of all kinds her whole life, she is excited to bring her diverse professional background and use it to make a difference for the fur babies and their new future families here at Town Cats! Katie is a cat mom to 3 cats (Freckle, Monk, and Squid) and a mom to 2 awesome girls Roxanne and Allyson. In her spare time, she loves to experiment in the kitchen, read manga and go listen to live music!

Joseph Boitano, Volunteer Coordinator

Joseph Boitano joined Town Cats in 2021 after 10 years of agriculture, to return to his roots of animal love, and give back to the community. He grew up in a ranching environment and has cared for a variety of animals for as long as he can remember. When at home, he enjoys time with his cat, two dogs, and daughter. The rest of the time, he can be found exploring the mountains, tidepools, and wildlife up and down the coast.

Nineveh Parker, Adoption Coordinator

Nineveh Parker joined Town Cats in 2019 and has had many careers, but one passion she has had since childhood is cats. After 10 years of working as a biochemist, followed by owning her own retail business, she is following her true passion as cat care and adoption coordinator. She has a beautiful daughter and 4 cats of her own, Bambo, Tito, Linus, and Shadow.

 

 

 

Levi Fistori, Foster & Animal Care Supervisor

Levi Fistori joined Town Cats in 2021 and has had several careers, including working as a Pastry Chef and Chocolatier. He began his cat and kitten rescue journey in 2018 by feeding and caring for colony cats and has since assisted communities throughout the Bay Area with colony management, TNR, and emergency neonatal kitten care. Levi moved from Sunnyvale to San Martin in early 2021 with his five cats – siblings Oliver, Eevee, and Little Bit,  ex-colony senior kitty Zuko, recent foster-fail Sumi, and four ducks, a chicken, and quail. When he is not working with cats, he works towards his goal of visiting every National Park in North America, opening a home-based bakery, or catching up on the latest video games.

 

Art Bibar, Clean Care Specialist

Art Bibar joined Town Cats in 2013 accompanied by his love for cats after 20 years in retail.  Along with his love for cats, Art also has a passion for the arts.  Being a drummer he has played with a handful of jazz combos, participated in the San Francisco Carnaval Parade, countless theatre productions, and many other musical engagements. Some might say that Art is “One Cool Cat”.

Aidan Lachance, Clean Care Specialist

Aidan Lachance has always loved animals ever since she could remember. For a short while, she studied Vet Sciences and interned at various animal hospitals. She has three dogs and hopes to adopt a cat sometime in the future, which won’t be hard working here! She came to Town Cats in 2021 and is excited to be a part of the team to help our cats find their forever homes. In her free time she likes to paint, take care of her neighbor’s animals and play with her dogs.

Jamie Vargas-Garcia, Clean Care Specialist

Jamie Vargas-Garcia joined Town Cats in 2021 and took a veterinary assistance class to help with graduating high school. She’s always had a love for animals but cats in particular. During her spare time, she’s a bookworm- always reading curled up with one of her cats or painting. She also loves feeding stray cats when she’s out and about and happens to see one. She’s a cat mom to a four-year-old grey cat named Willow, who’s a very independent girl that loves to guard their home when Jamie isn’t there, and a six-month-old tuxedo kitten Levi that loves to go everywhere in his Pokémon carrier cat backpack.