Dave Ballesteros

Dave Ballesteros

President - Board of Directors
FAST Committee Chair

Dave has been a Director on the board since 2013. He and his family have volunteered with Second Chance for over 10 years. At home are seven four legged family members (all dogs), all of whom were Second Chance foster ‘failures’! Dave recently retired from GSK after 25 years in various marketing, finance, and business development roles.

daveb@secondchancenc.org

Cathy Patton

Cathy Patton

Treasurer - Board of Directors

Cathy first became involved with Second Chance as a participant in the Furry 5K with her daughter and grandpup Zaxby. With both daughters in college, she was excited to become more involved with helping such a great organization by joining the board in 2015. She shares her empty nest with her husband, Pat, and their 15 year old rescued cat, Fudgy. Cathy is a Senior Manager at Hughes, Pittman & Gupton, where she has worked since 2004.

cpatton@hpg.com

Bonnie Millis

Bonnie Millis

Board of Directors

Bonnie started volunteering with Second Chance in 2008 as a dog foster. She has also fostered cats, and enjoys volunteering at the various events that help fund our important mission. She has 2 cats that she adopted from Second Chance (Bella and Bryson) and a feral cat that is learning to enjoy the inside (Cody), and several chickens.

bonnie@secondchancenc.org

Ellen Marth McKim

Ellen Marth McKim

Board of Directors

Ellen joined the Board at Second Chance in October of 2015 and has been an animal lover her entire life. She and her husband Bruce currently have 3 dog, all rescues, and have started fostering at Second Chance. When not helping out at Second Chance, Ellen works at BottleMixx, a craft beer and specialty wine store in North Raleigh that she and her husband own. Previous to opening BottleMixx, Ellen spent 25 years in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry and most recently retired from at Salix Pharmaceuticals in 2010.

ellen@secondchancenc.org

Mike Luistro

Mike Luistro

Board of Directors

I am a 27 year old tax accountant at Hughes Pittman & Gupton. I was born in Boca Raton, Florida, but moved to Raleigh when I was 8. I went to UNC Wilmington where I received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Management Information Systems. I stayed in Wilmington for grad school where I received my Masters in Accounting. I received my CPA a year ago and have been working at HPG in Raleigh for just over two years now.

mluistro@hpg.com

Linda Aidukas

Linda Aidukas

Vice President - Board of Directors
Chair - Volunteer Committee

Linda knew she was an animal lover since before learning to walk. She somehow ended up working in IT rather than a vet‘s office but has made up for the (tragic) shortage of animals in her childhood by steadily growing her family to include 4 rescue dogs, 2 laid-back cats, one hysterically funny bird, and one typical teenager. Linda joined the board of Second Chance in 2011 and is proud to be part of such a caring and dedicated organization. She has previously held the roles of Secretary and Vice President and focuses her efforts now on growing and supporting Second Chance’s volunteer family. She is also a foster mom to dogs. When not working or volunteering with Second Chance, she likes to read, cook, walk with the dogs, and take on the occasional home improvement project.

linda@secondchancenc.org

Christian LeBron

Christian LeBron

Secretary - Board of Directors

Christian joined the board of directors in 2015. She has always been passionate about animals and is very excited to help them by working with Second Chance. Christian currently has 2 dogs, named Patsy and Bowie. She graduated from North Carolina State University and lives in Cary with her husband and daughter. Christian is a CPA with a public accounting firm in Raleigh.

christian@secondchancenc.org

Dave Overdier

Dave Overdier

Board of Directors

Dave has worked with Second Chance since June 2015 initially assisting with website maintenance. He joined the Board of Directors in October 2015. Having nearly twenty years of building database driven websites he brings a valuable and unique set of skills to the Second Chance team.
Dave is a cat person and has 3 gray tabbies at home, all of whom were rescued as kittens from shelters or found as strays. Aubrey is still going strong at the ripe old age of 16. Maggie and Zeus (the only bachelor in the house) are the relative youngsters at 12. Having perfect harmony at home with all our feline friends it’s always hard to walk out of the door from the Second Chance shelter without taking some cat friends home.

daveoverdier@secondchancenc.org

Jill Cartwright

Jill Cartwright

Board of Directors

An avid baseball fan and animal lover, Jill first volunteered with Second Chance at a Bark in the Park event with the Durham Bulls. Between the wonderful people and pups she met, she was hooked and soon was volunteering at other Second Chance events and helping with fundraising in her spare time. She joined the Second Chance Board in 2017 and when she isn’t working as a Product Marketing Manager at Cree, she is hiking with her rescue pup Sage or doing therapeutic horseback riding for children with autism.

jill@secondchancenc.org