Meet the Board….
Lisa Cason, President
Lisa Cason is one of the founding members of Feline Foundation and has been active in cat rescue for well over 20 years. A lawyer and college level educator in the criminal justice field, Lisa tracks her love for cats back to her earliest memories. In fact, one of her favorite pictures is her as a toddler sitting in the grass with her arms thrown around a cat with a look of open mouthed excitement on her face! Lisa wears many different hats for Feline Foundation, but her main focus is working with the cats by manning the rescue line, facilitating intake of cats in need, liaising with veterinarians to ensure each cat receives the care they need, and providing support to volunteer fosters. Lisa’s family always includes several foster cats, many of whom have special needs, and resides in Fairfax County.
Brittany Scothorn, Vice President
Brittany serves as Vice president and Cat Adoption Center Coordinator for the Feline Foundation. She’s been active in cat rescue since the mid-1990s. She is involved in the day to day managing of the group, including reviewing and approving foster and adoption applications, doing intake via the rescue phone line, arranging transport from rescue to vets and foster homes, liaising with participating veterinarians, assisting at adoption events, and pretty much anything else that comes her way. Her love of cats since spending her childhood years on her grandparent’s farm in Ohio, has been a lifetime commitment. Brittany and her husband Steve live in Northern VA with their five wonderful cats.
Ruth Mulkerin, Treasurer
Ruth is a Certified Public Accountant who has run a home-based individual tax preparation practice for over 20 years, after spending eight years in public accounting, at KPMG Peat Marwick. Ruth and her husband, Tom, joined the Feline Foundation as foster parents, shortly after the Foundation was created in 1995. Ruth became Treasurer of the organization in 1997. A native of Northern Virginia, Ruth lives in Reston with Tom, multiple cats, and the greatest dog in the world, Franz.
Christina Farver, Secretary
Christy is an alumna of the University of Maryland with 25+ years of experience in accounting and business management which she has applied to volunteer leadership positions in animal rescue since 2011. A lifelong passion for animals inspired Christy to complete the Non-Profit Leadership & Administration certification program at Northern Virginia Community College, to foster both cats and dogs, and to participate in ongoing educational programs in the field of animal welfare. Christy is dedicated to implementing the No Kill Equation in Virginia with particular emphasis on the Foster/Adoption, Spay/Neuter and Public Relations components. Christy has volunteered with FFGW since 2017 and shares her house with a retired greyhound, three spoiled cats, and assorted fosters.
Harry is Managing Partner of Millen, White, a boutique intellectual property law firm in Arlington, Virginia. He has had cats his entire life, and has been active in cat rescue for over a dozen years, as an Adoption Counselor, Coordinator of Volunteers, and Rescue Coordinator for a PetSmart in-store adoption center. He currently writes and publishes a monthly e-newsletter for the Feline Foundation, and serves as a coordinator of volunteers. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Julie and "4 cats and 4 understudies."
Carla is an IT Consultant with Attain supporting both non-profit and higher education clients with Salesforce implementations. She is involved in all aspects of IT support for the organization, from establishing a CRM and animal management system to managing periodic updates for the website. Carla and her husband have been involved with various animal rescue groups for many years, the last few years with FFGW. Carla and Jason currently reside in Leesburg with their two dogs and multiple cats.