Gina Fortunato – Board President

After 15 years in a leadership role with Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Gina Fortunato followed her dream of working in the animal health industry where she serves as VP of Veterinary Services for Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group, providers of the ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance Plans. She loves helping pet owners keep their furry friends healthy. In her free time, Gina enjoys staying active with kayaking, dragon boating and riding horses. Gina has three horses and three cats, who have happily made their home in her barn. Gina is proud to serve as President for the Happy Trails Board of Directors.

Colleen Siedlecki  – Vice President

Colleen has spent most of her life dedicated to animal rescue and volunteering countless hours in the mission of making the lives of cats and dogs better. Once Colleen learned about Happy Trails, she knew her mission needed to be expanded to include rescuing and rehabilitating farm animals, which are not the typically the focus of other rescue organizations. In 2016, Colleen joined the HTFAS Board of Directors and then in 2018 was elected Vice President. This position affords her the opportunity to make a real impact on the lives of animals and provides her an excuse to spend all her time with them.  Colleen currently serves as the Manager of Animal Control Services for the City of Cleveland, and previously served as the Project Manager of the Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.
Aaron Godfrey

Aaron is a Physicist for Zin Technologies, an award winning high tech aerospace company in Middleburg Heights. He previously was employed by Energizer working on renewable energy. He is involved in local government as a Cuyahoga County Central Committee Member, representing Westlake 3-D, and serves on multiple committees for various political groups. Aaron is a long time animal lover, and has volunteered at local animal shelters for years. He joined the Happy Trails team to better the lives of farm animals in need.

Rhonda Kotnik

Rhonda is an accomplished attorney who received her B.S. from Bowling Green State University; M.B.A. from Cleveland State University; and J.D. from University of Toledo. Currently, magistrate, Akron Municipal Court (2004-present); currently, private practice attorney (2004-present); formerly, law clerk, Buckley King (2002-04); formerly, employed with, Lucas County Court of Common Pleas (2000-01). Rhonda has been with Happy Trails since early 2018. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her four dachshunds.

Ashley Herron

As a long-time animal lover, Ashley has been vegan for over 3 years and advocates for the welfare and rights of animals. While completing her Masters in Anthrozoloogy, much of Ashley’s studies focused on farmed animals inspiring her to become involved with a local sanctuary. In September of 2018, Ashley joined the HTFAS Board of Directors and since then became a member of the sanctuaries volunteer team. Ashley is a professional dancer with the Cleveland-based company, The Movement Project, as well as a Teacher Assistant with their School of Dance. She is the proud guardian of 3 cats, 2 rats, and 1 hedgehog. She enjoys canoeing, traveling, and anything bettering the lives of animals.