Board Members

Toni Carter- CWAC Board Member

Toni Carter: Chair

Toni Carter has served on the CWAC Board of Directors since 2012, taking on the role of president in 2015. Toni's experience in the nonprofit world and relationships with local foundations and donors has been very beneficial in building financial security for the organization. Toni has over 40 years of experience in professional negotiation, marketing, sales and business management. Professionally, she is focused on prioritizing the key elements of the real estate process to get results for her clients.

Kitty Bennion: Treasurer

Kitty has been working in the interior design and development field for 28 years, currently working with Miller Lang Design as an expediter and manager for a designer who specializes in high end custom interior design. Kitty has been actively volunteering for nonprofits her entire adult life. She has been involved in animal rescue since 2000, previously as a Board of Trustees Member of Friends of Animals, Utah and currently as a Board of Trustees Member and Treasurer of Canines with a Cause. Through these organizations she has helped build a Rescue & Rehabilitation Ranch, worked on several fundraising committees and helped grow and expand each nonprofit group. She is looking ahead to another successful year for Canines with a Cause.

Jennifer Booth

Jennifer Booth: Vice-Chair

I’ve enjoyed many years being actively involved in CWAC, mostly in the fundraising aspect. Having grown up in a military family environment, even living overseas for many years, I understand first hand how this program serves our veterans. And then of course the combination of my passion and love for animals! I have served on the fundraising committee and have been amazed by the support and donations from the local communities. We were able to provide veterans the chance to play in some fun golf tournaments throughout the years along with catered meals and gifts. It is exciting to watch CWAC expand and grow, and seeing the many possibilities and opportunities it continues to offer our veterans.

Susan McDonald

Susan McDonald: Board Member

Dr Susan McDonald has been a practicing small animal veterinarian for over 36 years. She began her association with CWAC while working at Holladay Veterinary Hospital in Salt Lake City. She is currently semi-retired and resides in St George, Utah with her rescued Jack Russell terrier mix Ezekiel, “Zeke”. She and Zeke enjoy gardening and hiking in their spare time. Dr McDonald is volunteering as the triage veterinarian for the local group of CWAC veterans’ dogs.

Lori Thoman

Lori Thoman: Board Member

Lori has more than 30 years of technology experience. She currently works as an Engineering Program Manager at Adobe, Inc., an American multinational computer software company. During her 17 years of employment with Adobe, she has been an active participant in volunteer activities, focusing on activities that benefit families, military, and of course, animals! Lori welcomes animals of all kinds into her family. Dogs, cats, birds, horses, etc. Her entire family; kids, grandkids, and great grandkids welcome dogs of all breeds! As an Adobe Action Team coordinator, she has been able to express her love of animals by partnering with Canines With a Cause to coordinate multiple volunteer activities each year, for 8 years. With the pandemic lock-down in 2020, activities have been locked down as well. Lori is looking forward to the opportunity to lead volunteer activities again soon!

Justyn Manley: Board Member

Justyn Manley believes in working with each client to develop a personalized treatment plan to aid in gaining quality of life. She focuses on those dealing with trauma, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, grief, physical health concerns, self-injury, anger, traumatic brain injury, and many other challenges. She supports her clients in wellness by incorporating recreation, connection to nature and animals, mindfulness, and meditation into the therapeutic process. Her approach is collaborative and considerate of beliefs, personal history, ethnicity, culture, family, sexual orientation and identity.