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Staff

Staff

Jilliann Matteucci, Development & Marketing 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 an 19-year-old cat Serena, 11-year-old dog Sophie, and 3-year-old dog Lucy and their newest edition 8-month-old cat Mara. In her spare time, Jilliann enjoys cooking and baking, as well as taking day trips to the beach with her family.

Tanaya Stumpf, Shelter Operations Manager

Tanaya Stumpf joined Town Cats in 2021 and has a bachelor’s degree in human development from Cal State East Bay.  She has had a diverse career in business administration, but after a brief break as a stay-at-home mom, she found her passion volunteering and working for local community-based non-profits.  A lifelong lover and rescuer of stray cats, she fits right in with the Town Cats team!  She and her family share their home with their kitties Watson and Cricket and their dogs Abbi and Clover.

Helen Navalta-Biala, Volunteer and Events Coordinator

Helen Navalta-Biala joined Town Cats in 2019 and graduated from San Jose State University with an Arts Education Degree. She worked as a teacher out of college and took a break from work to raise her 3 children. Upon her return to the workforce she helped to successfully grow an arts program for her children’s elementary school as the Volunteer Coordinator. In addition, she has experience working in customer service for high-tech companies and bay area start-ups. Her path has ultimately strengthened her passion of building relationships. She lives in San Jose with her husband, three children, her loyal dog Jack, and her spunky cat Mimi. She loves all things sweet (including kittens and puppies), a good baseball game and garlic fries, but most of all traveling with her family. She is excited to be a part of the Town Cats Family.

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 a cat care and adoption coordinator. She has a beautiful daughter and 3 cats of her own, Bambo, Tito, and Shadow.

 

 

Rylee Mae Garrett- Foster Coordinator

Before joining the staff at Town Cats of Morgan Hill in December of 2017, Rylee Mae Garrett had been a volunteer with us since April of 2014. She is currently attending UC Davis, and is majoring in Animal Science! In the future, her goal is to eventually attend veterinary school. Having grown up around many pets, she has always loved animals and had a passion for working with them. Currently, she and her fiancé have 5 cats together: Momma Baguette, and her kin: Biscuit (pictured), Sourdough, Croissant, and Sweetroll. They refer to them as “Baguette’s Bakerie”! In Rylee’s free time, she enjoys writing fantasy stories, playing some of her favorite video games, and playing badminton! She flaunts rainbow hair, so you can always pick her out of a crowd!

Jose Parra- Clean Care Specialist

Having been a pet parent for most of his life, Jose Parra loves working with animals, and he used to help out at our adoption fairs before joining the Clean Care staff at Town Cats! He has a passion for collecting and tinkering with technology, and he’s working towards earning his CompTIA A+ certification so that he can work in the IT industry to advise and educate others on how to fix both hardware and software issues.

Art Bibar- Clean Care Specialist

Art 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”.