About Us

Meet The EBCP Board

EBCP has been in existence practicing TNR for over 10 years as part of managing colonies of community cats. Around the clock, we provide medical care for abused, abandoned, sick, injured, and neglected cats in the homes of our Foster Division volunteers. Many of these cats need extensive medical treatment, while others need time and patience to regain or develop trust in humans. Once they're well, they are placed up for adoption, placed in a barn home, or returned as part of our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Division. Many cats from our TNR Division are unsocialized to people and are not candidates for adoption. If return is not safe for them, they have a warm bed with us for as long as it takes to find them a place to call home.

 

We work to place adoptable cats in forever homes through adoption websites, events, and pet stores. We have a volunteer group committed to socializing cats prior to adoption. Adoptable cats are fully vetted and spayed and neutered. Major health issues, such as injuries, are addressed by our partner veterinarians in the community, who work closely with us to provide the best care possible.

We remain active only with help from the community. Please consider supporting us! The cost of saving the lives of these special animals is great, and often if EBCP is unable to help, these animals have nowhere else to turn. By supporting us you will help control cat overpopulation and give cats in need a chance to survive and thrive. Every contribution goes directly to helping us spread our mission and continue to save these overlooked and forgotten felines. We appreciate your compassion for the cats that cannot help themselves.

vicky.JPG

Vicky Sprouse

President

2015-Present

Employment: Childcare, Pre-K

 

Bio: From a very early age, I’ve always had a love of animals! I remember convincing a neighborhood barn cat that she should stay at my house. From there I stayed by a cat’s side who was hit by a car until he/she crossed the rainbow bridge. I don’t think that I was more than five years old. There was also a dog that was hit by a car in front of our house. I got a rope, made a lasso leash, and got him to safety until animal control came and got him. I think helping others and animals that do not have a voice has alway been part of me. Fast forward many years later to 2015, and I started volunteering with The Euclid Beach Feral Cat Project.  Back then, there were only a handful of people who volunteered, and since then we have multiplied to well over 100 volunteers. We partner with local pet stores and animal shelters and service Northeast Ohio.  We are still very big into TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) but have also grown into an adoption rescue since I have been in position.  It’s been an extraordinary honor to be a part of such an amazing team of human beings who are just trying to make a difference in the world and in so many cats’ lives!

brandy.JPG

Brandy Nighman

Secretary

2018 - Present

Employment: Sheetz District Manager 

 

Bio: I have always had a love for animals (especially cats), as well as a passion for helping those who can’t help themselves. I was looking for a way to volunteer to help cats that would fit into my busy and sporadic schedule when I met The Euclid Beach Cat Project at the 2018 CFA International Cat Show. I then began transporting cats for EBCP whenever I was able to. I gradually started also helping with events and learning more about all aspects of the rescue over time. In April of 2019, I joined the board of directors as the secretary. While this is my first board position with an organization, I have brought experiences from my work and my volunteering with other organizations to apply to my duties as secretary for EBCP. I also continue to regularly volunteer with Special Olympics Ohio, Salvation Army, and local food banks. My involvement with EBCP has been an extremely valuable part of my life so far, and I look forward to continuing to be a part of the positive impact EBCP has on the community moving forward!

andrea.JPG

Andrea Latessa

Treasurer

2017 - Present

Employment: Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office

 

Bio: I started out as a volunteer with EBCP by cleaning the cages at a Pet Valu location one day a week.  I have been EBCP’s treasurer for 2 years now.  My legal experience, in various types of the law, contributed to the experience that I have brought to EBCP as both a volunteer and a board member.  My day job is to protect abused, neglected, and dependent children.  Meanwhile, the work of EBCP protects abused, neglected, and homeless cats.  Isn’t it strange how similar different aspects of our lives can be?

241142896_439483334013799_8912393621552301596_n.jpg

Brian & Jen Doyle

Board Members

Brian Doyle

2020-Present

Employment: Chef / Business Owner

 

Bio:I been a lifelong animal lover! My first fundraiser at age 12 was to bake dog biscuits and sell them door to door for the local ASPCA which lead to my first press recognition as a cook in the local paper. We became fosters for EBCP after our first adoption (June 2020) of a bonded sibling pair of kittens from EBCP. Shortly thereafter I assisted in my first rescue; a kitten from inside a car outside of my cafe. So far my wife and I have fostered over 25 cats and adopted out many of them to loving forever homes. As a newly minted board member, I hope to assist in organizing new and exciting events to support the rescues’ mission and raise awareness within the community.

 

Jennifer Doyle

2020-Present

Employment: Lab Technician / Client Services Representative - Cleveland Clinic

 

Bio:I wasn’t always a “cat person”. I grew up with dogs in my family, as a child and into my teenage years; specifically Yorkshire Terriers since my mother bred and cared for Yorkies for a number of years. When I was older, I helped; assisting with puppy births and adoption meetings. After we adopted from EBCP and started fostering, I fell in love with cat rescue and foster life and I fell fast! I love it so much that I recently enrolled in an online vet tech program through Penn Foster in order to gain additional knowledge that I hope will help me because an even better foster and cat mom. As a new board member, I hope to use my experience to help grow and spread the mission of EBCP and continue to rescue and foster as many cats as possible! In addition to fostering, I help with intake, and as a foster advisor.

_edited.jpg

Dina Torres

Board Member

2019-Present

Employment: Childcare

 

Bio: