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The Board

Doggy in Bed

Emilie Cassidey-President/ Adoptions


Lisa Carter - CFO & Volunteer Director


Evelyn Johnston - Secretary & Foster Coordinator


Sarah Comeau: Events Coordinator 


Officer - Jen Kutschman

Officer - Nancy Bartleson

Officer- Carl Walker


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.


Jenn Kutscham



Emilie Cassidey


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.


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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