Board of Directors

Our Dedicated Team


Angela Schaefer


Angie joined the GPG family when she adopted her dog, Milo.  Thankfully, she also got the foster itch and began fostering shortly after.  She now has three adopted GPG dogs (Milo, Truman and Daisy) and two other rescued pups.  Angie’s extensive background in human resources and serving on other professional boards makes her an important part of the Board of Directors.



Dr. Ed Migneco

Vice President

From GPG’s inception in 2004, Dr. Ed Migneco has been a part of our mission.  He is the owner of Hillside Animal Hospital, where the majority of our rescued animals are seen.  His shelter medicine expertise is vitally important to our daily medical decisions. Dr. Ed also owns the building that houses our shelter.  That building is the home of the first animal hospital in the city of St. Louis.



Kaite Flamm


Kaite is a long time animal welfare advocate.  As a founder of the largest trivia night in St. Louis, New Year for Strays annual trivia night, she has brought together many location rescues, shelters and spay/neuter organizations.  Professionally, Kaite is the Purina Farms Event Center Manager in Gray Summit. Personally, Kaite is the mom of two toddler boys and two rescued dogs, one from Hurricane Katrina. Her passion for animal welfare in our community makes her an important part of our life-saving Board of Directors.



Sue Moore


With a background in non-profit bookkeeping, Sue joined our Board of Directors to manage the ins and outs of our finances.  She has been an integral part of our financial growth. Sue is a passionate animal lover and home rehabber. She currently has two dogs who travel with her across the country for rehab projects or to visit her three children.




Jen Dolce

Board Member

Jenny has been involved with Gateway Pet Guardians since 2009.  In her previous board term, she served as the Board Treasurer for many years.  Jenny is also a part of one our most supportive corporate partners and philanthropic families, Metro East Industries.  Their family business is located in East St. Louis. They bestow giving and compassion on all of their employees and clients.  Jenny’s background as the Controller of her company has been vitally important in the financial growth of GPG over the past nine years.



Laura Nelson

Board Member

Laura joined the Board of Directors in 2018 after she began her work with the ASPCA.  Prior to the ASPCA, she was the first Program Director for GPG. Laura currently works on the transport team for the ASPCA and has done disaster relief after East Coast flooding.  Laura has an incredible asset on the animal welfare industry on a national level and brings her expertise and professionalism to the Gateway Pet Guardians board.