CARE is a diverse group of business men and women with the common goal to help the animal over-population problem in San Antonio. By working with the City of San Antonio’s Animal Care Services, the nonprofit group CARE is able to rescue homeless and very adoptable dogs and place them in happy, permanent homes. Founded in 2009 by Lloyd and Peggy Brink, CARE is working to educate the community on the vital importance of becoming a foster home to save a life. By directly engaging the business community, CARE has been able to build a large foster care network that is not only saving lives but creating a trend on the importance of just opening your home temporarily to a dog that deserves a second chance.

  • Amanda Palluch

Amanda Palluch joined the board in January of 2018.  She is married with two children and she and her husband own the Childrens Lighthouse Learning Center at Two Creeks.  She found CARE through a friend and fellow animal lover, and initially became involved with CARE’s foster program just over a year ago.  As she learned more about the organization and the amazing things they do she quickly realized she wanted to do more to help make an impact.

  • Jessica Kozak

Jessica Kozak joined the board in 2018 after she and her family rescued a CARE dog.  Jessica is the HR Director for H-E-B Digital and brings more than twenty years of professional experience to her role.  Originally from New Jersey, Jessica attended Georgian Court University where she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Administration and Human Resources Management from Central Michigan University. Jessica has been married for 17 years, and is the mother of 3 teenagers. She is passionate about serving her community and in addition to her role on the board of CARE, she also leads a marriage ministry program in her parish, and directs her community’s summer swim team.