Who We Are

Katherine Doelger with her dog
Katherine Doelger, Trustee

Katherine Doelger is the granddaughter of Thelma Doelger and daughter of Susan Doelger. Her commitment to the humane treatment of animals was engrained since birth, as she watched her mother’s and grandmother’s efforts to protect animals, and advance more progressive thinking in animal welfare. Katherine is proud to carry on her family’s multi-generational legacy of compassion. Katherine has one child and lives in northern California.

Peggy Burks
Margaret K. Burks, Trustee

Peggy Burks has over twenty-five years of non-profit management experience. She served as executive director of the San Francisco Zoological Society from 1978 – 1996, and of The Marine Mammal Center from 1996 – 2000. She currently consults on strategic fundraising and organizational development.

Her background in wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and animal care includes particular interest in conservation education and ocean health. Peggy has served on numerous advisory boards and task forces including the Oiled Wildlife Care Network, the Joint Use Task Force for Environmental Review of Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plants and the Salmonid/Pinniped Interaction Working Group. She has always shared her home with animals and currently lives with two cats, two Aussies, two mini horses, two mini donkeys and 8 chickens.

Paul M. Gordon
Paul M. Gordon, Trustee

Paul Gordon graduated from UC Berkeley in 1974 with a B.A. in English Literature. After obtaining a J.D. degree from Boalt Hall in 1977, Paul practiced law for 30 years in San Francisco and Oakland, California. Paul is married and has two adult children.