Board of Directors
Amy Reuss Caton, President
Amy is a seasoned marketing professional, currently employed by IBM with progressive experience in disciplines including: brand, product and partner marketing; sales pipeline management; and external and executive communications. She is a graduate of Northeastern University’s high-tech MBA program and member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society that recognizes outstanding academic achievement. She is Treasurer and Clerk of the Board of Charles River Alleycats and is a longtime volunteer there. She has been involved with Clinica Veterinaria de Isla Mujeres for the last seven years.
Sophia Maniaci, Clerk
Sophia is a human resources professional with particular expertise in pension and retirement plans. She has worked at MIT running all of that institution’s multiple pension and retirement plans and was a Senior Human Resources Representative at Steward Healthcare’s flagship St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. She currently works in Strategic Systems at Draper Labs in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has been involved in the animal welfare field with Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) of feral cats and adoption of friendly cats for the last twelve years. She has been involved with the Clinica Veterinaria de Isla Mujeres for the last ten years.
Cheryl McAuliffe, Treasurer
Cheryl has worked in the animal welfare field for the last 27 years, including positions as the Georgia State Director for the Humane Society of the United States and as the Vice President of Media for the Georgia Legal Professionals for Animals. Cheryl was also the Representative for the Georgia Chapter of Cleveland Amory’s Fund for Animals. She also serves on the Georgia State Council for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). She has been involved with the Clinica Veterinaria de Isla Mujeres for the last nine years.
Ginger Toler, Director
Ginger was in sales and marketing for over 20 years, primarily in the textile industry. She has been an animal advocate for over 25 years and has been active in the Hickory, North Carolina Humane Society and in the Iredell County Humane Rescue Ranch. She has traveled extensively in Latin America and in the Caribbean, where she pairs her passion for diving with marine conservation. She has been involved with the Clinica Veterinaria de Isla Mujeres for the last nine years.
Marne Rizika, Director
Marne is an artist and animal lover who has traveled extensively, and spent time living overseas. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in art history and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. She speaks Spanish and is passionate about seeing the world. Marne has visited Tanzania, Peru, the Amazon, Mexico, and continues to spend time in Europe and Israel. She was first introduced to Clinica Veterinaria de Isla Mujeres when she visited the island in 2017.