Board of Directors

The High Sierra Animal Rescue (HSAR) Board of Directors is a group of skilled business and professional people who volunteer to provide strategy for the organization. Each member brings many years of experience in their field.

Current members include:

Carole Scott


Carole joined the board in 2013 and became President in September of 2020. Carole has managed a small San Francisco law firm for the past 16 years. Currently, she manages it remotely as she now lives in Portola. She and her husband have two rescue cats, three rescue dogs, and three rescue horses. Carole also fostered kittens for another rescue foundation while living in the Bay Area.

Chuck Franck

Vice President

Charles “Chuck” Franck has volunteered at HSAR since 2004, later becoming a board member in 2007, and currently serving as vice president. Prior work experience included 32 years with Hormel Foods where he held various management positions in sales, marketing, production, and distribution. Chuck’s love for animals and with his vision for improved education toward responsible pet ownership is his passion. Chuck and his wife Cathe currently have two cats adopted from HSAR.

Doug Hart

Public Relations

Doug retired in 2006 after serving thirty-seven years in the military. He is passionate about giving back to the community and making a difference. His love of animals connected him to the High Sierra Rescue team where he has been there as a board member since 2008. Both Doug and his wife Debbie feel that an organization can provide more services than any one individual can do on his/her own. Doug and Debbie will continue to be volunteers at HSAR as long as there are animals that need help.

Doug Rodrigues


Dr. Kimberly Kaznowski


Dr. Kimberly Kaznowski was recruited to join the board of HSAR in 2010 due to her background in education. Dr. Kaznowski taught high school mathematics before working and eventually retiring as a school psychologist. Her first task upon joining the board of HSAR was to teach all Plumas County students the importance of treating animals and people with kindness and respect. The result was the "RedRover Readers/ It's Cool to be Kind" program which is taught to all 3rd grade students in the district. The program has been an overwhelming success! Dr. Kaznowski also helps the HSAR board with fundraising, the annual calendar, Pints for Pups, adoptions, working with hard to place dogs, and just about anything else that needs to be addressed. She loves being part of such a wonderful and much needed non-profit.

Jeri Nelson


Jeri joined the board in 2020 to help with the preparation of financial reports, budgets, and annual filings.  She is retired from Eastern Plumas Health Care after 23 years as their Chief Financial Officer, and has worked with many nonprofit organizations. 

Jeri has an adopted dog from HSAR, and several other pet companions that help her enjoy life in the mountains.

Doug and his wife, Betty were Co-Founders of HSAR in May of 1999. They saw a need in the community where 500+ adoptable cats and dogs needed their help. Doug holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from the University of Southern California. HSAR was a perfect opportunity to apply Doug’s education and 18 years of experience at Intel Corporation to a worthwhile cause.