BARC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CATHY MACLUTSKY- PRESIDENT
Cathy was born and raised in Belchertown. She has always been very passionate about animals. She is very excited to be a part of BARC and she brings an enthusiastic approach to the board. Volunteering for BARC has given her the opportunity to give back to her community. She is also involved in helping the less fortunate animals find their FUREVER home. She has such a strong personal interest in ALL animals and their well-being and BARC has given her the opportunity to share her love. She has made meaningful connections in the community though BARC. Working with such a wonderful Non-Profit organization has also given her the drive to continue her education in Non-Profit work. In May of 2020, Cathy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management/Non-Profit Administration from UMASS, Amherst and currently enrolled in the Master of Public Administration/ Non-Profit Management program at Westfield State University. She is employed by UMASS, Amherst and resides in Belchertown with her husband Dave and their 2 pets. 8 year old rescue dog, Blaze and 17-year-old cat, Sir Elliott.
JENNIFER CHRISTIAN-WRIGHT - VICE PRESIDENT
Jennifer is a native of Belchertown and her parents have lived in Belchertown since 1973. After graduating from Belchertown High School, Jennifer received her Bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and her Master's degree from Miami University in Oxford, OH. After living in Oregon for 10 years, Jennifer and her husband, Travis, moved to Belchertown in 2012 with their beagle, Mugsy. In 2014, a hound mix from Louisiana named Winnie joined their family. Jennifer has worked in higher education for over 20 years and is currently the Associate Director, Financial Aid Systems Amherst College. Born a fan of all animals, Jennifer is excited to be a part of BARC and help the animals of Belchertown have a safe, comfortable place to rest in their time of need.
DESTINY DIXON - TREASURER
Having been raised in Belchertown and lived in England for 8 years, Destiny moved back to town in 2003 with her husband and two boys. In the years since, she has earned her Masters in Science of Dental Hygiene and cultivated a love for the community she grew up in, Having taught dental hygiene students for 7 years, she is now focusing on her private practice career working with out local town office Belchertown Dental Family & Quaboag Dental Family.
Destiny has always been an animal lover and was originally lured to BARC meetings by her childhood friend Jennifer (see Vice President above) with the promise of holding kittens. With the free time gained through achieving an empty nest, Destiny was about to join BARC as Treasurer. She looks forward to working hard to ensure BARC's continued success in assisting animals (and is hoping her husband won't actually count the number of cats she owns).
PATRICIA SANUITA - SECRETARY
Pat was born in Belchertown but traveled as an Air Force brat. Her first two years of high school were in Japan and her father retired in Florida. She met her husband there and they lived there until he retired in 2009 when they moved back to Belchertown. Pat has a degree from Hillsborough Community College in Banking and Finance and worked for many years at Progressive Insurance. Pat has been married for 49 years and has two daughters and four grandchildren. Pat absolutely loves animals and previously volunteered at Southeast Guide Dogs and Coastal Poodle Rescue in Florida. Working at Belchertown Animal Control and being a member of BARC has been one of the most fulfilling projects of her life and she looks forward to the future.