(January 28, 2019 – Bethesda, MD) Alley Cat Allies is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to the Board of Trustees. Anne Lynch, Kevin Lee, and Justin Oravetz will join existing Board members Becky Robinson and Patricia Kaufman. Anne, Kevin, and Justin bring a wealth of experience in ethics, compliance, audit services, and environmental and real estate law.
Anne Lynch is a Partner at Van Ness Feldman, LLP, where she represents both private and government clients and Indian Tribes on a variety of environmental litigation and transactional issues involving the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA (Superfund), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Endangered Species Act, as well as state and local environmental laws. Prior to joining Van Ness Feldman, Anne was an attorney at Hunsucker Goodstein PC, where she worked on litigation and transactional matters for a variety of state and local governments, including a public nuisance air pollution case for the State of North Carolina and drafting comments on proposed greenhouse gas regulations for the District of Columbia. Anne earned her B.S. in environmental science and anthropology from the University of Notre Dame, and her J.D. from Georgetown University. “I am excited to be joining the Alley Cat Allies board,” Anne said, “They provide a needed voice for cats across the country, and I cannot wait to join them in this mission.”
Kevin Lee has built and led global audit groups for international and Fortune 1000 companies for two decades. Previously he served as the Vice President and General Auditor of McLean, Virginia-based DynCorp International, and the Head of Internal Audit at the Dubai-based Supreme Group, a $5.5 billion+ international organization that provides logistics and supply chain solutions to governmental and commercial customers around the world. Today, Kevin is the Vice President of Finance and Administration for Theodor Wille Intertrade (TWI), a logistics and procurement company in Reston, Virginia. Kevin graduated with a B.S. in accounting from the University of Maryland, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Kevin shared, “It’s an honor to be brought onto the board for Alley Cat Allies, an organization that is driving positive change for cat welfare. I’m thrilled to be part of their work moving forward.”
Justin Oravetz is an experienced litigator who has represented Fortune 500 companies, municipal corporations, and non-profits entities on commercial, contract, real estate, construction, mass tort, products liability, and other matters. His successful track record with complex litigation includes a five-week trial prosecuting a $6.2 million-dollar claim related to the defective construction of the Philadelphia Airport expansion project. Previously he worked as an associate and law clerk for Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, P.C., and as an associate for Archer & Greiner, P.C. Currently he serves as the Director of Ethics and Compliance for the Title Resource Group, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., a global provider of real estate services. Justin graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Richmond, and a J.D. from Widener University. He has been admitted to the bar in Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. “Becoming part of the Alley Cat Allies board is a great opportunity to positively transform outdated policies that do not serve to protect cats,” Justin said about this appointment.
“All cats, and especially the most vulnerable cats, need champions,” said Becky Robinson, Founder of Alley Cat Allies, “All three of our newest Board members will be cat champions, embodying the traits of advocacy, compassion, and forward-thinking that define our mission. We are so fortunate to have them by our side as we begin our twenty-eighth year leading the global cat movement.”
About Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., is the global engine of change for cats. We protect and improve cats’ lives through our innovative, cutting-edge programs. We are seen around the world as a champion for the humane treatment of all cats. Founded in 1990, today Alley Cat Allies has more than a half-million supporters and helps tens of thousands of individuals, communities and organizations save and improve the lives of millions of cats and kittens worldwide. Its website is www.alleycat.org, and Alley Cat Allies is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.