President/Treasurer is Nikki Illgen. She has a rescued 8 year old spayed German Shepherd/Lab mix, Shelbie. She has also rescued a 2 year old German Shepherd, Axe. She lives in Machesney Park, IL. In her spare time she enjoys being outside, shopping and concerts. She looks forward to working with GSAS and helping it grow to its' full potential.
Secretary is Carmen Santana. Carmen has been a dog trainer for 8 years, she specializes on dog behavior. Carmen owns 1 dog, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. She has 1 daughter, 2 sons and 3 grandchildren and lives in Belvidere, IL.
Board Member: Gary Akerman. I am the owner of a local business and the proud rescuer of numerous Airedale and Lakeland Terriers. I have been actively involved in several veteran/therapy dog programs over the past 5 years in the Rockford area. As retired veteran, I have experienced the happiness and satisfaction of having a dog in one's life. I am the father of 2 and grandfather of 10.
Board Member: Tammy Doyle. I have 2 dogs a male Pug Named Homer and a rescued female Rott/Lab mix named Zoe. I have 2 sons and 1 daughter. I live in Rockford, Il and in my spare time I like gardening, crafts and watching action/ sci-fi movies.
We welcome all new comers! We look forward to seeing your application and meeting with you to help us make a difference one dog at a time!