Meet the AAGS Advisory Committee

Marcia T.

My name is Trouper and without question, I’m AAGS’ top model…witness the highly sought-after cap.  (5-star rating!)

My mom Marcia retired from teaching and soon after, she adopted me from the SPCA.  Then she joined AAGS as a board member.  In my opinion, her volunteering at the shelter and with local rescues was getting ridiculous—she kept bringing home dogs!  Some were fosters, but (too) many stayed. We think she’s a serial adopter.

In May of 2015 mom created AAGS’ Leg Up Program, which she ran for its first two years and for two more years after, she handled Leg Up’s Facebook presence. 

What drew mom to AAGS in the first place was a shared commitment to promoting pet wellness and ending animal cruelty.  Low-cost spay and neuter is a huge part of that.  So, in November, 2018, mom joined a handful of friends in founding a new nonprofit, Fixing to Help; she's president.  Fixing to Help assists low-income households by covering the cost of spaying and neutering their pets.

Personally, I’ve retired from modeling, but I’m super proud that AAGS keeps growing and going strong. 

Joan Antczak, Founding Member

Info about Joan

DeeDee Dillingham

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Jan Markerian

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Judith Nowakowski

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Linda Young, Founding Member

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Robin Yager

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The Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.