Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors volunteer their time, energy, financial support, and expertise in business and community involvement. They are passionate about spaying and neutering as essential in preventing future homeless pets and maintaining a healthy population. And they are ambassadors for AAID's mission. 

 

Ronnee McGee, President & Executive Director
Before retiring in 2008, Ronnee gained over 35 years of business experience ranging from being a sole proprietor to managing divisions within multi-national corporations. With a Certificate in Architectural Design from St. Louis Tech, a BA in Media Communications from Webster University and graduate studies in management, most of her career involved developing and marketing architectural products and services.
 
In 2001, she began leading seminars in the skills for career success after earning an MA in Career Guidance from Columbus University and certification from the Performance Training Institute. Ronnee has lived in northern Idaho since 1992 and served on three nonprofit boards before founding Animal Allies of Idaho. As a lifelong pet parent of cats and dogs and other species, Ronnee has supported animal and environmental charities as long as she can remember. Her passion for animal welfare drives her energy.

Gregg Peak
After attending the University of Cincinnati, Gregg went into retail management for 19 years, holding various positions from store manager, to district manager, to regional manager, to VP of operations for a 150 store chain with over 500 employees. After the chain was sold, Gregg moved to New York to begin a second career in wholesale apparel. He started his own business as a sales and design consultant for several major wholesalers. Then Gregg and his wife moved to Coeur d'Alene and started a retail business that has successfully operated since 2002.

Gregg believes that giving back to the community is extremely important. He is involved in community progress and has served on various boards and committees.

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Dawn Kelp 
Dawn has been a business owner since 1979, first working in the janitorial and carpet cleaning industry. When she and her husband moved from Spokane to Coeur d'Alene in 2005, their love for pets led them to open a pet resort and dog day care.
 
As their passion for the business grew, they opened a second location in Spokane Valley in 2011. Her husband passed away in 2012, and her son and daughter have joined her in managing the two locations.
 
Dawn also operates a small dog rescue out of the CdA facility and supports several pet related and community charities. 
 
 
 
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George McEvoy, Secretary
George is originally from New York and moved to the northwest in 1996. He entered retail management more than 35 years ago and his love for pets led him to focus on pet supplies management since 1995. He is currently a district manager for a national pet supplies company.
 
As a huge pet lover, George helped start several animal welfare groups while living in Montana. Then opportunity brought him and his wife to Coeur d'Alene where he continues his work for healthy, happy lives for all pets.
 
 
 
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Della Jenkins, Treasurer 
Della graduated from North Idaho College with an Associate of Nursing Degree in 1985 and practiced bedside nursing for the next 20 years, most of that time in Critical Care. She began to focus on Performance Improvement in health care services in 2005, and currently is a Lean Improvement Facilitator, helping staff improve patient care at each step of the hospital stay.
 
She received a BA in Nursing in 2006, and an MA in Management and Leadership in 2010 from Webster University.
 
Growing up on ranger stations in the northwest increased her love for critters and she currently shares a house with her husband and three rescued cats. Volunteering with AAID allows her to give back to the community in a way that supports her wish for a home for every pet.