Our People – FACT’s Governance
The Ferret Association of Connecticut is governed by a Board of Directors, many of whom have been with FACT since our early years, as well as an adjunct Advisory Board. Our Board and Advisors have diverse business backgrounds and skills including executive level sales, marketing, management, finance, engineering, medical sciences, education, and computer services. In addition to their personal commitment to ferrets as a domestic companion pet, each also receives training on their fiduciary role and the responsibilities of managing a charitable organization.
FACT’s Executive Director is a nationally recognized authority on the care and behavior of domestic ferrets. She was a featured writer for Ferrets Magazine throughout its publication and continues to write for SmallAnimalChannel.com. As a professional bookkeeper, she has extensive experience in non-profit accounting and has a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Trinity College Center for Neighborhoods. Her current “non-ferret” jobs include the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits and WondriskaRusso Associates, an integrated design and communications firm.
Board of Directors
Glen Farney, President
Roxanne Bernier, Secretary
Connie Martin, Acting Treasurer
Dr. Della Farney, DVM
Ann M. Gruden – Co-Founder, President Emeritus, Webmaster
Dr. Wil Barrios, DVM – East Hartford Animal Clinic (owner), Connecticut Humane Society (Board Member), and Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association (Regional Representative)
L. Vanessa Gruden – Co-founder, Paw Printz Editor