Board


President – Cathy Thistle

As a Schipperke lover for nearly five decades, Cathy has been active in many aspects of the breed. Her kennel, Foxnoir Schipperkes, has produced show-quality pups for 30 years, with numerous earning their AKC Championship. Cathy is well-known in the show ring, and continues to exhibit regionally and nationally. When she’s not running her dog grooming business, Cathy is being entertained by her current pack – five-month-old Paris; her mother Coquette, 4; her Uncle Carlos, 4; Holly, 3; LowRyder, 13; and Billy, 14.

Treasurer – Carol Burnett

She has served as Treasurer since 2008 and became Lead Correspondent of The Schip Scoop in 2015 before her “promotion” to Contributing Editor in 2019. Carol has also jumped in to serve as Interim Secretary and webmaster for five years. In addition, she has hosted the summer SchipNic at her home for more than a decade. Carol has been making the raffle baskets to benefit Schipperke rescue raffles for several years. Carol is the proud owner of Scout, and Katie, currently the only “red” Schipperke in CSC.

Corresponding Secretary – Stephanie Woodrow

As a child, Stephanie’s dad brought home a Schipperke from the humane society. Skipper was her introduction to the breed, but her true love came in the form of her current “main man” Ritz. Together they’ve completed nine tricks, good citizen, and Fast CAT titles. Stephanie has served as corresponding secretary and editor of The Schip Scoop since 2019.

Recording Secretary – Michele O’Callaghan

Michele has been a Schipperke lover for almost 19 years. When she first joined CSC in 2003, she was being run ragged by a Schipperke puppy named Guinness. Over the years, Michele adopted a Schipperke from the local humane society named Jameson; and it was Guinness, Jamie, and Michele until Jamie crossed the rainbow bridge. Currently, Michele and her husband Brendan are parents to Reilly, an almost-five-year-old Schipperke mix, who is a wonderful walking partner.

Board Member – Joan DeHaven

In 1998 Joani got Scupper, her first Schipperke, and she immediately fell in love with the breed. She has a passion for rescue and founded the Schipperke Rescue of the Delaware Valley, which later integrated with SchipperkeRescue.net (SRN). Joani has been on the Board Emeritus with SRN since 2005 as an active volunteer. She has served on the CSC Board since 2015. Joani is currently mother to Vader and Leia.

Board Member – Wanda Singhass

Wanda was first charmed by Schipperkes when she got her first one, Cinderella, in the 1990s. She started off as a Scoop subscriber before joining CSC about 20 years ago. In 2014 she became a board member and currently is the administrator of the CSC Facebook page. Wanda and her pups are staples at CSC events, especially SchipNics. She currently has one Schip, her rescue, Lady, as well as an honorary Schipperke, d.o.g.

Board Member – Karen Martino

If you’ve ever received an email from Karen, you know she was only typing, as her signature reads “On Behalf of Louie the Schipperke.” She became a CSC member in 2014 and joined the board in the fall of 2016. Karen and Louie previously did obedience and agility, but now Louie just enjoys being loved on and spoiled with love.