SSRI Board

President: Mary Sanders,
Vice President Operations: Nadine Van Alstine: Vice President of Special Projects: Mary Kay Gauron, Treasurer: Jill Langerman,
Secretary: Anita Howard,
Board Members:
Steve Lowe,

Director of On-ground Fundraisers: Dianna Shuster,

Director of Online Fundraisers: Melissa Noor,

Lead Volunteers Report to Vice President of Operations: Nadine Van Alstine AZ: Laurel Fagg:
Northern AZ: Melissa Noor:
CA: Jamie Balazs:

CO, UT, MT, WY: Nadine Van Alstine: ID, OR, WA: Anita Howard,
NE: Amy Smith,
NM: Ronnie Riner:

NV: Lynn Schenker:; and JP Windle: Transportation Chairs – Nadine Van Alstine, and Ronnie Riner:

Director/Committee Chairs Report to Vice President of Special Projects: Mary Kay Gauron

Event Fundraisers – Dianna Shuster,

Online Fundraisers – Melissa Noor,

Instagram Chairs – Aimee Lothrup, and Kerri Weeter, kerri-

Becoming A SSRI Member

Membership means getting involved and working as a team with members across the region. We work together in positive ways. We are kind and encouraging to each other instead of criticizing each other. People who want to get involved actively become members.

The organizational culture embraces the view: “it’s about the dogs” and the methods of “the business with a heart” to stretch funds.

We are passionate about helping all ages of Springer Spaniels including seniors and juniors. We give them medical care, behavioral training if needed, and therapeutic treatments to help them get ready for adoption by people who will love and care for them.

We are matchmakers not sales people when it comes to the dogs we rescue, we find the right people for the dog’s needs and desires. This means dogs come into foster care for 3-4 weeks before being promoted for adoption. In that period of fostering we find out what the dog wants and needs.

If you live in the western United States and this matches your core values, we would love to have you join the team of positive, caring and wise people.

If you have questions regarding an application that has been already submitted, please contact Mary Sanders (