We would like to invite you to volunteer to help your fellow rehabilitators by joining one or our standing committees or task forces at CCWR.Committee participation is a great way to share your skills and build your own network of rehabilitators.

Applicants must be CCWR members in good standing, able to communicate via email and conference calls on a regular basis. All Committee member positions are good for a one year. If you want to continue your Committee membership you will need to consult with the Committee Chair at the beginning of each year.

Please contact the Committee chair for more information. You may click on their name to send an email.

→You may also complete the Committee Application form online and it will be forwarded to the appropriate committee chair and/or co-chairs.


The purpose of the Advocacy and Education Committee is to give CCWR an opportunity to get involved in wildlife issues, give CCWR a voice in Sacramento, give our members a forum on wildlife issues and keep members informed on current legislation in California pertaining to wildlife issues.

  • Elissa Blair, Chair
  • Rachel Avilla
  • January Bill
  • Veronica Bowers
  • Brooke Durham
  • Kelle Kacmarcik
  • Susan Pfau
  • Fauna Tomlinson
  • Shawnie Williams


Build membership for CCWR through assistance in marketing, member communications and database update and maintenance. Periodically reviews the membership current brochure for CCWR for needed changes and enhance as necessary. Manages the the Tasks Forces that fall under the Membership committee.

Linnaea Furlong, Membership Coordinator

Awards & Scholarship

Identify members who have made significant contributions to the field of wildlife rehabilitation. Assist in creating recognition events, communications, presentations and materials. Solicit scholarship donations; publicize scholarship opportunities; evaluate applications.




Recruit and evaluate potential new board members, educates and assist new board members with expected duties.




The primary purpose of the Publications Coordinator is to facilitate dialogue between other committees needing public promotional material.


Build awareness of CCWR through assistance in web marketing, member communications, resource updates, website maintenance and technical support.




Communicate with members through print, with story suggestions and photo contributions, writing or proofreading assistance.



Digital Community

Monitor and approve postings to the members email network. Interview and welcome new members; publicize the service.




The Executive Committee has many roles within a non-profit organization. This committee will also act as the liaison between CCWR and our regulatory agencies for big picture activities.

Fish and Wildlife Liaison

  • Rachel Avilla
  • Ashton Kluttz
  • Lucinda Adamson
  • Elissa Blair


Minimum Standards

CCWR has been working with California Fish and Wildlife to update the Minimum Standards so that they will work with California wildlife Rehabilitators. Using the 2012 Minimum Standards and making any adjustments from our members suggestions and ideas.


  • Rachel Avilla
  • Ashton Kluttz
  • Lucinda Adamson
  • Elissa Blair
  • Board of Directors at Large
  • Veronica Bowers
  • Donna Burt
  • Cathy Garner



Every year the board puts together task forces to help manage and coordinate the symposium. If you have any interest in on of these tasks, please contact the co-chair.


  • Rachel Avilla
  • Ashton Kluttz
  • Lucinda Adamson
  • Elissa Blair


Host Group






Silent Auction and Raffle


Registration and Marketing