Three New Board Members

The PAWS family is growing!

We added three new members to our board of directors. Members of the board of a nonprofit are responsible for overseeing the organization and its budget. The three individuals joining the PAWS board are Adam Russo, Val Lego, and Toyia Turner.

Russo is a deep-rooted member of the Grand Rapids community. He is the owner of Com 616, and outside of the office, Russo is committed to community service. He currently serves as an executive board member for the Literacy Center of West Michigan, the vice president of the board for Affinity Mentoring, an ambassador for the Grand Rapids Chamber, and now a board member at PAWS.

Lego is well known through the Grand Rapids community for her News Anchor role on WZZM. She is a very active member of the nonprofit community and can often be seen serving as an emcee at fundraising events. She has a long relationship with PAWS. Lego has volunteered to raise two PAWS Dogs and is now volunteering her time in a different way by serving on the board.

Turner knows first-hand the impact that PAWS makes in the community as she is the mother of a PAWS client who has a Service Dog for Children with Autism. Professionally, Turner is the Director of Fund Development at the Autism Support and Resource Center, as well as processes loans at Team One Credit Union. She has experience in fundraising and is excited to extend those abilities to the PAWS board.

Help us give them a warm PAWS welcome!