Meet the Katz 4 Keeps Team

Mary Boushie

Mary Boushie

Founder / Director

The roots of the company trace back to 2004. Love of cats had always been a part of Mary’s life, but once settled in Ponte Vedra, she was able to realize a dream to rescue abandoned and unwanted felines. Initially, Mary joined a community-based rescue group and became its foster mother for kittens. As the need for her assistance was never ending, Mary created Mary’s Rescues. As her reputation for rescuing felines grew, she expanded the program and in January 2008, Katz 4 Keeps Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization was formally established. From there, other men and women who love cats joined her and the organization grew to the premier facility it is today.

The Rest of the Team

Cathy Gilmer

Coordiniator, Luv 'Em Up Bunch

Cathy coordinates the Socializers, the “Love ‘Em Up Bunch”, the Katz 4 Keeps Socializers. She provides orientation, and learning experiences through mentoring the Socializers. Cathy manages the group’s schedule so that all Katz 4 Keeps felines required socialization. She also coordinates with the Socializers and their schools to ensure they receive the community service credits they require.

Valle Patterson

Maintenance and Emergency Coordinator

Valle is the main contact for all maintenance and repairs at the facility. Valle assists Mary in strategizing the proper operation of equipment, design and construction of the facility and coordinating emergency procedures such as hurricane evacuations.

Board Members

Mary Boushie – President
Kristine Cherek, Esqu – Vice President
Tracie Tedrick, CPA, CFP – Treasurer
Lee Conway – Secretary

Veterinary Partners

Blythe Waters, DVM – Owner, Animal Care of Ponte Vedra

And of course our wonderful volunteers!

To find out more about becoming a Katz 4 Keeps Volunteer, visit our volunteer page. We’d love for you to join our team!

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