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ERENDIRA CRONKHITE - Executive Director

Eri started rescuing dogs, cats, and any other animal that came her way when she was just 19 years old. In 2000, she founded Heaven on Earth, with a focus on helping cats in need that other rescue groups were unable or unwilling to take on. Eri Cronkhite is a Partner and Co-founder of Summit Accounting Solutions. She is passionate about solving accounting puzzles—finding errors, discrepancies, and inconsistencies and figuring out where they came from, why they're there, and how to correct them. Eri enjoys working with businesses in all industries, including real estate and nonprofit. Eri earned a BS in mathematics from Cal State University Los Angeles. When she is not working, she is a glutton for supernatural, fantasy, and horror entertainment (think Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and The Exorcist). She enjoys sports, especially volleyball and loves spending time with her four kids, three dogs, and six cats.

Leandra Lawrence - Operations Director

Leandra Lawrence has been with Heaven on Earth for over 10 years and is currently serving as Operations Director. She uses her prior experience in management and the medical field to assure that Heaven on Earth's mission based goals are being met. Leandra believes every cat deserves a chance and has a soft spot for big cheeked tom cats and the spitty neonates. She currently lives in Valley Glen with her wife, their two children, two rescue cats and their rescue dog. When not working, she loves spending time with her family, hiking, and going to the beach.

Dr. Andrea Winhoffer, DVM - Medical Director

Dr. Andrea Winhoffer earned her DVM from Western University of Health Sciences in 2008. She worked for seven years at a private clinic, where she treated many Heaven on Earth cats. This relationship helped to foster her love of shelter medicine. To pursue that dream she began working for Best Friends Animal Society in Mission Hills, where she served as adoption center veterinarian for almost four years. Dr. Winhoffer joined Heaven on Earth in the fall of 2019 as our Medical Director, splitting her time between our Heaven on Earth Animal Clinic in Chatsworth and Perry’s Place in North Hollywood.

Dr. Nicole Petschauer, DVM - Clinic Veterinarian

Following graduation from veterinary school in 2009, Dr. Petschauer decided that surgery was her calling and especially high volume spay/ neuter surgery. She has been Best Friends’ Mission Hills high volume surgeon for 7 years, where she also assumed a variety of administrative roles before recently accepting our offer to become Heaven on Earth Animal Clinic’s veterinarian. She provides her services in high volume spay/neuter surgery but also specialty surgical procedures. She and Dr. Winhoffer have worked together for 3 years and will bring that history of teamwork to Heaven on Earth.

Jami Goff, RVT - Clinic Manager

As Clinic Manager, Jami Goff brings a strong background in clinic management, hands-on care, and medical expertise. With 15+ years of experience in general practice, Jami brings a wealth of knowledge from the veterinary field. Holding a Registered Veterinary Technician License makes her an ideal fit. After starting as a kennel worker, then vet assistant and achieving her RVT license, she was promoted to management. She has been working in rescue for 8+ years because she felt she could make a bigger impact. She loves the fast pace and multitasking that comes along with the job. Jami enjoys creating a positive impact on the quality of life for so many animals. Every day is something new to experience, including spay/neuter, more critical surgical cases, wound care, and hospitalized patients. She loves finding new ways to be more efficient and prioritize our cases. She has a special place in her heart for diabetic dogs and medical hospice fosters. Jami enjoys spending time with her dogs and cats, who are all from Los Angeles City or County shelters.

Jennifer Parsignault - SpayShip Director

Jennifer grew up with cats and horses and ultimately found her way to the rescue community through a colony of feral cats in her neighborhood and has never turned back. She joined Heaven on Earth’s Board in 2006. In 2009, she founded Heaven on Earth’s SpayShip Transport Program. 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 7,800 spays & neuters to date. She lives in the San Fernando Valley with her husband and cats Bailey and Heaven on Earth alum Christopher, along with an ever-changing census of fosters.

Toni Barrett - Director of Development

Toni was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to Los Angeles in 2015. She was introduced to Heaven on Earth in 2018 when she adopted her cat, Warner. She came on board shortly after as the executive assistant. While new to the nonprofit sector, Toni quickly discovered her love of fundraising. In her current role as the Development Manager, she enjoys connecting with Heaven on Earth's supporters and donors daily and managing all social media accounts. Toni lives with her husband and two cats, Warner and Jäger, also adopted from Heaven on Earth.

Allen Balcarcel
SpayShip Coordinator
Eric Deltoro
Perry’s Place Caretaking Manager
Channing Lewis
Lifesaving Programs Coordinator

Clinic Staff


Perry’s Place Caretaker

Michelle Parks
Perry’s Place Caretaker

Registered Veterinary Technician

Emma Rafanello

Volunteer Social Media Coordinator


Office Cat