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The Board

Doggy in Bed

Emilie Eger - Cassidy President & Adoptions Director


Lisa Carter - CFO & Volunteer Director


Evelyn Johnston - Secretary & Foster Coordinator



Laurie Gouley - Social Media & PR


Sarah O'Loughlin: Events Coordinator 


Officer - Jen Kutschman

Officer - Nancy Bartleson

Officer - Catherine Bullard


Emilie Cassidy

President & Adoptions Director

Emilie has worked with animals all her life, and with Sato Heart Rescue since 2006. Having been born in Puerto Rico, and knowing the sad plight of the stray animals, she was excited to help the rescue.
She and her husband have two teen boys, and three dogs. If she isn’t helping with the rescue, she Is walking her dogs, or at the beach, poop scooping, at the grocery store, doing laundry, or sipping adult beverages with friends. 
She has a soft spot for the underdog, the seniors, or the special needs. 


Lisa Carter

CFO & Volunteer Director

Lisa resides in Wilton with her fiancé, 3 rescue dogs, fish and 13 chickens.
She owns her own home pet care business.
Lisa has been a part of Sato Heart Rescue for 14 years since adopting her first Sato.
A true lover of all animals, dogs being her passion.
She enjoys family and friends, cooking and gardening, most of all spending time outdoors
with her pups.


Laurie Gouley

Social Media & PR

Laurie Gouley resides in Milford, NH with her husband and 3 rescue dogs. She owns her own Social Media Marketing company and dedicates some of her time and talents to Sato Heart Rescues' Social Media platforms. She enjoys hiking, cooking and spending time with her children & grandchildren.


Jenn Kutscham


Jenn Kutschman


Events Coordinator Sato Heart Rescue

Sarah Comeau 

Events Coordinator

Sarah adopted her dog, Haven from Sato Heart in 2018 and stayed in touch with the organization ever since. Having a love and background for fundraising and events she is now the Fundraising Coordinator. When she’s not volunteering for Sato Heart or working as a Brand Specialist in the eye care industry she enjoys running, reading, vacationing, and spending time her with friends and family!


Evelyn Johnston

Secretary & Foster Coordinator

Evie relocated from San Diego, CA to Wilton, NH in 2005 to continue raising her three daughters with her husband, Dave.  The love of animals instilled by her parents spans over 6 decades, and she has lived with at least one dog- often more- in her life practically since birth. In addition to walks with her dogs, she enjoys playing in the garden and Grandma time with her grandchildren.

Evie discovered Sato Heart Rescue when looking to adopt a furry friend, and her special love is fostering Satos while they await their forever families.


Cathy Bullard


Cathy started working with rescue dogs in 2103 at the Animal Rescue League in Bedford.   This was the beginning of a passion for dogs and rescue.   From kennel cleaning to dog walking, fostering, training classes, courses, and conferences as well as transporting and just taking dogs for car rides, nothing has been more rewarding.   She started with Sato Heart 4 years ago and has discovered an amazing group of dedicated people and of course pups.   Bailey her rescue, has taught her valuable lessons in dealing with shy dogs.   She has a soft spot for the shy ones.   Her goal as her nursing career winds down is to foster as much as possible and yes adopt another rescue or 2 or 3. In her free time, she enjoys time with family and friends, knitting, sewing, and traveling with her travel buddies.   


Nancy Bartleson



Nancy moved to new Hampshire about 20 years ago and started working with the rescue at that time. She started out with fostering many awesome dogs. Six years ago she adopted her own sato Julie and enjoy going on many hikes with her. It is so rewarding to see these much deserving dogs come from Puerto Rico and go to their forever homes.

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