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Board of Directors

Amy Reuss, 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.

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.

Kit Lilly, Director


Kit retired from a 23-year career in banking, where she was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America concentrating on the healthcare, education and non-profit industries, with the goal of focusing on animal causes full-time.  She has an MBA with honors from Boston University, where she concentrated on the management of public and not-for-profit organizations.  She is a co-founder and current Board President of Charles River Alleycats, the largest Trap-Neuter-Return group in the Greater Boston area, is Treasurer of the Board of The Edinburg Center, a human services provider in Massachusetts, and serves on the board of directors for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).  She has been involved with the Clinic since 2008 and founded HALO in 2012.

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.

Meghan Hinds, Director


Meghan is a Division Executive in the Hospitality Group at Wells Fargo Bank overseeing an industry-leading lending practice to restaurants and convenience stores. Based in Boston, she manages a group of experienced business development officers, portfolio managers and operations members responsible for the structuring, underwriting and monitoring of credit exposure to client
relationships, as well as client development. She has over 20 years of experience in Corporate Banking and Capital Markets focused
on both the origination and execution of debt transactions. Meghan serves on the Advisory Council Board at the Providence College School of Business. Her charitable efforts are focused on
human and animal rights, and she was first introduced to Clinica Veterinaria de Isla Mujeres when she visited the island in 2017.

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.


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