OUR TEAM             

 

Jennifer Rosengard was born in Sacramento, California and attended California State University, Sacramento where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Jennifer has held jobs of the investigative nature, and has spent the last 10 years as an insurance investigator. She grew up with dogs and cats in the household and is an animal lover & owner, prior shelter volunteer, independent foster and advocate. She spent three years working with the Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center in their kitten nursery. She is an avid sports fan, is married to Steve Rosengard and resides in Upland, California.

Jennifer is the President, Director of the San Bernardino Pet Resource Center and a member of the board.   

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Michelle Risser was born in the Midwest, grew up in Rancho Cucamonga and Upland, and resided in Orange County for many years. She has been an entrepreneur for 20+ years in the areas of legal, law enforcement, insurance, and has worked as a Real Estate Broker for the past 15 years. Michelle is a lifelong pet lover and owner, and has a soft spot for cats. For many years, she has volunteered with rescue organizations by rescuing and fostering cats, facilitating adoption events, and posting online profiles for shelter animals so they have the best exposure to get adopted. Michelle’s strong dedication to making a difference in the reduction of pets that end up in over-crowded shelters is one of the catalysts that inspired the collaborative effort of Daisy’s Hope Foundation.

Michelle is the Vice President, Director of Donor Management and a member of the board. 
 

                .

 

 

Janine Nielsen was born in Boise, Idaho and raised in Montclair, California. She currently resides with her husband, Billy in Redlands California. Janine  is a realtor and co-owner of Empire Window Pros Inc. Janine grew up rescuing cats in very poor neighborhoods where she resided. She rescued her very first shelter kitty in 2001 from the Redlands City Shelter and saw the needs of the San Bernardino City Shelter and began rescuing there in May of 2014. It was at the San Bernardino city shelter, that she met Sara Alley and forged a friendship to begin saving and adopting out shelter animals. Janine still rescues and fosters cats and kittens from San Bernardino City Shelter. Janine has seen firsthand the need for subsidized spay and neuter services, and has joined our board in order to help us to continue to provide those necessary vouchers to the underserved populations.

 
Janine is Director of Fundraising and a member of the board.
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 

Marie Jenkins Schleffler is Director of TNR and Community Cats and a member of the board.

 
 
 
 
Susan Peterson was born and raised in Glendora, Ca.  She currently resides with her husband, Landon in Redlands, California. Susan is the Manager of Realis Gymnastics in Redlands Ca. Susan began rescuing stray animals at a very young age and has never stopped. She became a volunteer at the Redlands Animal Shelter in 2015 where she was actively involved in fostering and coordinating adoption events with “Redlands Friends of Shelter Animals”. It was through fostering that she met Janine Nielson and learned about Daisy’s Hope Foundation and their mission to provide subsidized spay/neuter to low income families. Susan still rescues and fosters animals and you can see her most weekends at the Redlands PetSmart Adoption Center.
 
Susan is Director of Adoption Venues and Events and a member of the board. 
 
 
 
 

Sara Alley was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Texas Christian University. She has spent most of her professional life as a paralegal, and she is also a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She has always been an animal lover and advocate. Upon moving to Rancho Cucamonga, California a few years ago, she became involved with the San Bernardino City shelter as a volunteer foster and transporter, and she has helped set up retail adoption venues where shelter animals can be showcased. She is married to Darin Alley, and they have three children. She resides with her family in Grover Beach, California.

Sara is a co-founder and an advisor to the board.


 
 
 

Stephen Rosengard was born in Chicago, IL. He graduated from Bonita Vista High School with a life time membership in The California Scholarship Federation. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara. The majority of Steve’s career has been in financial services. Starting with Dean Witter Reynolds, he spent 10 years as a licensed stockbroker. Afterward he was an account executive with a technology firm specializing in leasing. For the past 13 years, he has been a business manager for Wells Fargo in automotive finance. Steve is married to Jennifer Rosengard and has become an avid animal lover with both dogs and cats in Upland, California.

Stephen is a co-founder and an advisor to the board.   



 

  

Copyright© Daisy’s Hope Foundation. All rights reserved.