About Us

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Currently there are five Directors who serve on the APET SPCA Board. They are as follow:

Cindy Thatcher, Chairman

Cindy moved to Wood County in 1986 and has lived in Mineola, Lindale and Winnsboro. After working for KMOO Radio and the Mineola Monitor, she became a teacher at Mineola ISD in 1988. She later left MISD to become a secondary principal at Yantis ISD, and most recently at Hawkins ISD. Cindy has loved animals of all kinds her whole life, and joined APET in 2004. She served as Board Secretary for many years and currently serves as Board Chair. When she isn't working at the APET thrift store or animal center, she is actively rescuing and fostering dogs and cats in need. Cindy shares her home with five dogs and two cats.

Tim Cagle, Director

Tim and his wife Glenda moved to Mineola from Dallas in 1980. He formerly worked as an auto mechanic at the Porsche dealership in Richardson, Texas. He graduated from UT Tyler in 1986 with a BA in computer science. Tim worked at several jobs in information technology and software programming at various firms in the East Texas area before retiring in 2013. He and Glenda enjoy caring for a fourteen year old Dachshund named Maggie they raised from a puppy when they were first experiencing being empty nesters. Tim joined the APET board in 2016. He believes all young people can benefit from the opportunity to care for and interact with our animals.

Janae Holland, Director

Janae is new to APET SPCA. She has been employed by the Wood County Sheriff's office for the past 19 years, and is Wood County's newly-elected Justice of the Peace. Janae is an animal lover and the mother of "an amazing 14 year-old son."

Greg Hollen, Director

Greg and his wife, Carol, moved to Mineola when he retired from a career in the Dallas area. He holds the Senior Professional Human Resources designation and is a Certified Non Profit Professional. Since moving to Mineola, Greg has served as City Secretary Administrator for Quitman, TX (Wood County seat), and is actively involved in the United Methodist Church of Mineola. Further, he is a member of the Historic Landmark Commission, Wood County Crimestopper's and serves on the board of the Friends of Lake Holbrook. If that wasn't enough to keep him busy, Greg is also involved in the Bread of Life Food Pantry and serves as President of the local Rotary Club.

Leslie McClure, Director

Five years ago, Leslie and her husband Jim moved to East Texas looking for a slower pace than DFW. After learning Mah Jong and Canasta, Leslie wanted something more. A friend introduced her to APET three years ago, and she's been on the board for most of that time. Leslie has always had dogs and cats, and most have been rescues. She started fostering but her husband asked her to stop since she kept failing! Leslie manages the thrift store Facebook page, works with volunteers, plans fundraisers and helps with adoption events. Her love for animals and background in event planning and marketing have helped her to help APET.

 

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