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Officers and Board of Directors

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Board President/Co-Founder

Rhonda Watson

Rhonda is an advocate for all animals. She has owned cats, dogs, ferrets, rodents (rats, mice, guinea pigs), fish, amphibians, and reptiles including snakes for much of her life.  Along with her family, she volunteers at a horse rescue and serves as volunteer lead for other nonprofits and activist organizations.  Rhonda helps organizations achieve their mission and revenue goals by fundraising (with outcomes over half a million dollars), mobilizing upwards of 100 volunteers, and coordinating fundraising and educational events.  She has over 15 years of practical business experience and proven successes, with strong leadership, communication, program and process management skills, and the ability to collaborate with colleagues to move projects to a successful close. 

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Secretary

Kim Richard

Kim is an Ohio native who moved to north Georgia with her husband and 4 children in 2014. After coming across 3 dumped domestic ducks in the road on a below-freezing winter night, she found the Georgia Wildlife Network (one of our partners) and soon began volunteering as a transporter. This led her to WCNGA, the perfect place for a third-generation birder to carry on the family legacy of observing and now helping care for our precious songbirds.

Kim also volunteers with Keep Cherokee Beautiful, the Allatoona Lake Warriors, and MUST Ministries, and is a Poll Worker for Cherokee County. She is an avid kayaker, having paddled the full length of Lake Allatoona and to over 100 islands in Lake Lanier. She loves spending time outdoors and is passionate about caring for the environment and all the creatures that live within it.

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Executive Director/Treasurer

Licensed Rehabilitator/Co-Founder

Errolyn Martin

Errolyn incorporated our organization in early 2023. She earned her Migratory Bird Rehabilitation Permit after training of over 500 hours in 2 years. She is a US Air Force veteran and worked for over 25 years in customer service management in the veterinary industry. 

Errolyn is passionate about songbird rehabilitation and animal welfare. Her charges outside of wild bird rehab include several wayward pigeons, a flock of backyard chickens, and an 1,800 gallon Koi pond. She also enjoys gardening, watercolor painting, and playing guitar. 

Errolyn also serves as a volunteer with Georgia Wildlife Network (one of our partners), transporting animals in need to designated rehabilitators. Her aspirations for Wildlife Center of North Georgia include adding rehabilitation services for other species as organizational growth allows. 

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Board Member

Josh Barnes

Josh is young but passionate about all our native wildlife, especially birds of prey. He grew up with a fascination of anything with feathers and talons.

Josh earned his falconry license in 2019 and enjoys the experience and lessons these birds give him and enjoys sharing these lessons with others.

 

He also has the honor of volunteering with Georgia Wildlife Network (one of our partners) finding, containing and transporting injured and orphaned animals. One of the most overwhelming lessons that he has learned is that there are not enough people to advocate and care for birds of prey. 

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Board Member/Donor Management/Records Management

Becky Klein

Becky has always been an animal lover and has volunteered with animal organizations for most of her life. She began by volunteering with an animal shelter in Texas, eventually becoming the shelter volunteer coordinator. After moving to Georgia she continued volunteering with rescues and has fostered many dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens.

 

Several years ago Becky began volunteering with wildlife organizations.  She works on the wildlife hotline with Georgia Wildlife Network (one of our partners) and also transports injured and orphaned wildlife to rehabbers, volunteers at a small mammal rescue, and has volunteered in songbird rescue. Becky manages our organization's databases and volunteers in bird care.

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