Meet our Board of Directors

Like all good not-for-profit organizations, at Carroll’s we have a Board of Directors. The Board can be considered the steward of the organization meaning that they oversee and manage a lot of the functions that allow the sanctuary to operate in a responsible way.

The Board of Directors will actively participate in the overall planning process and help set short-term and long-term goals and objectives along with providing proper financial oversight. This can include assisting in the development of annual budgets and ensuring that we have adequate resources for us to fulfill our mission and our commitment to our residents.

We have three people on our Board: Jennifer Nephew, Executive Director, Clare Womack, Secretary, and Lisa Farher, Board member. Jennifer and Clare have been on our Board since 2016 and Lisa joined us in 2023.

Jennifer Nephew

Jennifer is the co-founder of Carroll’s, and along with her work at the Sanctuary, she also works as a paramedic. Prior to this, she worked with youth and adults with special needs. Jennifer loves each and every animal that Carroll’s has had the honour to provide with a safe and happy home over the years and takes great joy in dedicating her life to helping animals in need.

Clare Womack

Clare’s work in the social services for 25+ years supporting vulnerable youth and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, has positioned her well for her role on the Board of Carroll’s. Clare chose to be on the Board at Carroll’s because she believes strongly in our mission to help senior and special needs animals and has given so much of her time and energy to us since 2016.

Lisa Farher

A volunteer with Carroll’s cat rescue, foster and adoption program since 2016, and a volunteer at various cat rescues for 20+ years, Lisa joined the Board because she believes in our mission of helping all animals in our care get the medical attention and help they need to live the best life possible. Lisa loves every resident at Carroll’s but she has a very special place in heart for Hubert and Dash.