C.A.R.E. Board of Directors

The C.A.R.E. Board of Directors includes professionals from across the North Shore with diverse backgrounds, talents, and areas of expertise.

Asher Beederman, Skokie, IL

Member At Large

Asher Beederman has volunteered with C.A.R.E. for over 20 years. Asher's personal goal is to help to get our new Adoption Center up and running and savings animals for years to come. A real estate attorney, Asher is a long-time Skokie resident.



Heather Brown, Evanston, IL

Interim President

Heather Brown is serving as the Interim President. Professionally, Heather works in the medical field.


Barbara Carlson, Evanston, IL

Member at Large, Fundraising Committee

Barb Carlson, a C.A.R.E. volunteer for six years, coordinates C.A.R.E.’s adoption and outreach events, and has fostered relationships with area stores and businesses that support C.A.R.E., and is a leader in C.A.R.E.’s pet pantry work. Barb earned an MBA in Marketing from Michigan State University. Her career led her to the Chicago area, where she worked for several companies in consumer product marketing.



Janice Cha, Morton Grove, IL

Public Relations, Fundraising Committee

Janice joined C.A.R.E. in 1996 as a dog volunteer. Currently she directs C.A.R.E.’s public relations, social media and writes and edits PawPrints newsletters. Janice, who holds a master's in Journalism from Northwestern University, has worked as editor for two national trade publications for nearly 20 years.




Linda Gelb, Skokie, IL

Past President

Linda Gelb has lived and worked in the Skokie community for more than 30 years. Linda started volunteering with C.A.R.E. in 1991. Under Linda’s steady leadership, the organization has grown its ability to serve the people and pets in our community, and employs the best practices in the animal sheltering field.


Yvette Jordan-Granberry, Chicago, IL

Member at Large

Yvette Jordan‐Granberry, originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., attended Northwestern University and stayed in the area as she pursued her career. Yvette has been a C.A.R.E. volunteer for six years and serves as co‐captain of the team that leads our outreach activities and manager of the “Nickel and Dime” donation team.



Kari Kennedy, Evanston, IL

Fundraising Vice President

Kari Kennedy serves as C.A.R.E.’s fundraising vice president. A C.A.R.E. volunteer since 2006, Kari has worked with dogs of all shapes and sizes. In her daily life, Kari manages sales, marketing and events for Evanston Lumber and is studying to become a registered nurse. In addition to local work, Kari also works closely with the International Spay & Neuter Network in Jamaica. Kari holds a BA from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.


Angela Love-Bradford, Chicago, IL

Canine Medical Director

Angela Love‐Bradford, CPDT‐KA, has served as canine medical director, canine foster coordinator, kennel captain and advanced training volunteer coordinator since 2009. Angela is currently a Senior Dog Trainer at the Anti‐Cruelty Society School of Dog Training. She volunteers with ACS’s foster, SAFE and Bully Buddies programs, Safe Humane Chicago and the Irving Park Community Food Pantry.



Gail Lovinger Goldblatt, Evanston, IL

Community Liaison

Gail Lovinger Goldblatt has been a dog adoption counselor for C.A.R.E. more than 20 years and has served on the C.A.R.E. board for much of that time. Gail, who is senior vice president of the American Hospital Association, received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois, Champaign‐Urbana.



Diane Moe, Northfield, IL

Secretary & Co‐Feline Medical Director

Diane Moe joined C.A.R.E. in 2002. She soon stepped up as adoption counselor, where she helped implement C.A.R.E.’s Feline‐ality Meet Your Match program and the shelter enrichment program for the cats. Diane serves as Co‐Feline Medical Director and Secretary. A graduate of Michigan State University, Diane works at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.


Allan Spear, Evanston, IL


Allan Spear has been with C.A.R.E. since 1996 and has served as treasurer since 2002. Allan headed up the Sports Operations Department at STATS LLC for 24 years and currently works for the Chicago Bulls and Northwestern University Athletics on their game day stat crews, and for Major League Baseball as an official scorer. Allan earned a Marketing degree from Penn State University and an MBA from Missouri State University.

Karey Uhler, Skokie, IL

Fundraising Committee & Graphic Design

Karey Uhler designs and produces the marketing and promotional materials used to publicize C.A.R.E. events and fundraisers. Karey has been a driving force in creating and maintaining C.A.R.E.’s brand consistency. When not coordinating C.A.R.E. projects, Karey holds down a weekly shift working with C.A.R.E. shelter cats. Professionally, Karey works as a graphic designer. She holds a degree in fine arts and visual communications.


Karin Williams, Evanston, IL

Co-Volunteer Coordinator

Karin Williams joined C.A.R.E. in 2010, and recently stepped up as volunteer coordinator. A talented photographer, Karin’s photos of C.A.R.E. cats and dogs help our animals get adopted. She especially enjoys fostering semi‐feral kittens and cats. Karin, a senior sales consultant for Comcast, holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Master's in Journalism.