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MEET OUR board

Pam Allison, Chair

Pam, a lifelong cat lover, started rescuing cats accidentally over 10 years ago when ferals showed up at her building. After TNR’ing several and finding homes for those who were surprisingly tame, she fell into fostering, rescue, and advocacy for homeless cats.

Pam’s day job involves developing strategy and innovation projects in the media and entertainment sectors. She lives in West Los Angeles with a bunch of cats including Wally, Casey, Tabor, and Bandit. Pam has served on the board of Kitten Rescue of Los Angeles since 2019 and is proud to join the Heaven on Earth board in 2024.

Suzanne Lofland, Treasurer

Originally from Alabama, Suzanne grew up rescuing animals — turtles, rabbits, cats, dogs, and fish to name a few. She became involved with cat rescue while living in Phoenix, Arizona in 2004 when a pregnant cat from a parking lot moved into her bathroom. The experience of caring for the mom and eventual kittens kicked off a lifetime of saving cats.

Suzanne now resides in Valley Glen with her wife, two kids, and two cats. Suzanne has been with the organization in many different roles since 2010. She rejoined the Board in 2020.

John Gregory

In the world of animal lovers, John says he’s aligned himself with the feline folks, having come to appreciate cats’ curious, independent and mysterious natures and uncanny ability to make their agenda everyone’s agenda. John is retired from Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he worked in finance, and was introduced to Heaven on Earth in 2010 during a project to relocate a dozen feral cats from the studio lot to temporary safe harbor at Heaven on Earth’s sanctuary. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Westchester with their four rescue cats Rocko, ZZ, Tuxy and Tiny. John joined the Heaven on Earth board in 2011.

Jennifer Parsignault, Secretary

Growing up with cats and horses, Jennifer found her way to rescue through a colony of feral cats in her neighborhood and never looked back. Joining Heaven on Earth’s Board in 2006, Jennifer founded the SpayShip Transport Program in 2009. SpayShip, a TNR program which is free to the community, is designed to help facilitate the spaying and neutering of cats — strays, ferals and community cats. As the program’s unpaid Director, working in partnership with FixNation, she is responsible for facilitating over 11,800 spays & neuters to date.

By day, Jennifer is the Audit Director of a multi-employer Taft Hartley Trust Fund benefiting an entertainment union. She is also an artist and singer/songwriter with several independent albums to her credit. She lives in the San Fernando Valley with cats Bailey and (Heaven on Earth alum) Christopher, along with an ever-changing census of fosters.

Blasko (Rob Nicholson)

Blasko, globally renowned as the electrifying bass player for icons Rob Zombie and Ozzy Osbourne, harmonizes his rock star prowess with a deep commitment to feline welfare. As a lifestyle investor and entrepreneur, he channels his passion into impactful causes, notably in the animal rescue sphere. His dedication to feline advocacy earned him the prestigious Kitten Rescue Advocacy Award in 2019, underscoring his significant contributions to the cause.

Beyond his musical achievements, Blasko serves on the Board of Directors at Kitten Rescue, leveraging his influence and network to further the mission of cat welfare and rescue. His commitment to animal advocacy extends to the pavement; he is a stalwart participant in the LA BIG 5K. Through this annual event, Blasko has raised over $50,000 individually, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to supporting Kitten Rescue's vital work.

Blasko's multifaceted career as a rock star, entrepreneur, and animal welfare advocate illustrates his dedication to making a difference both on and off the stage. As he joins the Board of Directors for Heaven on Earth, his leadership and passion for cat rescue are poised to inspire and effect meaningful change within the community.

Susan Romaine

Susan Romaine began fostering cats and kittens over three decades ago as a volunteer for one of the nation’s first no kill shelters, ASAP in Santa Barbara. After moving to Los Angeles, Susan began volunteering at Los Angeles Animal Services West Valley Shelter. Determined to do something about the high rate of euthanasia in Los Angeles for underage kittens at the time, Susan founded Kitten Rescue in 1997.

Over 26 years, Kitten Rescue has grown from its one-woman origins to become one of the largest feline-focused rescues in Los Angeles and the nation, rescuing nearly 3,000 cats and kittens a year and placing them in new forever homes. Susan currently serves as the Vice-President of Kitten Rescue and is honored to bring her experience and knowledge to Heaven On Earth.

When not cuddling kittens, Susan uses the other half of her brain as a Senior Vice President, Wealth Management of UBS Financial Services, and also sits on the Board of the Japanese Art Society of America in New York. She shares her home with two elder kitties, Katrina and FergieBear.

Jeremiah Runyon

Mr. Runyon contributes to the mix of Board experience and qualifications through his years in various positions at Superior Logistics Ohio, Off the Leash Modern Pet Provisions, and in service on other boards. Mr. Runyon leads the operations and finance of Superior Logistics and has had extensive experience in business operations. He brings practical knowledge of executive management and extensive experience in human resource management, accounting, and financial matters including financial oversight, risk management, human resource compliance, and the alignment of financial and strategic initiatives.

Jeremiah and his husband Mathew live in Los Angeles with their dogs Foxworth and Daisy and cats Stretch and Babette.

Pat Tazzara

After litigating medical liability cases for over 30 years in both Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, Pat Tazzara retired from the legal field and immediately embraced her other passion — cat rescue. She started with fostering and quickly learned that her true foster talent was “foster failing.” Thus, she adopted many of her black foster cats, eventually moving on to other rescue projects, serving on Kitten Rescue’s board of directors, and heading their social media team. Her pride and joy are her newest boys, Eddie and Chunner, black kittens with mild cerebellar hypoplasia. Pat lives in Studio City, where she enjoys reminding friends and family back east about the beautiful SoCal weather.