Board of Directors

Harry Carpenter

Vice President
Mike Ruble 

Director of Volunteers
Gretchen Demarah

Gretchen is married to Michael Pammer and lives in Bourbonnais, IL. She is a proud mother of two human children and three grandchildren, and six furry children still at home!
Gretchen works at Giavanni's Salon and Spa as an esthetician for 36 years. She loves to make people look good and feel good!
Her life with cats has been a life long journey! Gretchen’s involvement with New Beginnings began with the adoption of their cat Larry. This was followed by Curly, Moe and Shemp. Later came Sookie and Monique!
Gretchen and Mike were captured by the vision of Pam and Harry Carpenter to rescue and shelter cats. We chose to support them in every way we could.
Serving on the board since 2011, Gretchen has found great satisfaction in fundraising! New Beginnings has given her another purpose in life. To help the feline companions find homes.

Director of Fundraising, Events, Social Media
Sarah Jensen
Director of Fosters and Fostering
Faith Manago 

Barb Goodrich

Debbie Peters

Mark Baron
Pamela Carpenter