Debbie Cea


Kristie Wood


Debbie Cea has spent over a decade volunteering for non-profits within her Loudoun County community.  She has been a volunteer member with the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD) for over 8 years, where she has held the office of Treasurer, and prior to that, Assistant Treasurer for the last four years.  In this role she creates and manages multi-million dollar annual budgets, to ensure Fire and Rescue personnel have the tools and training available to them needed to keep the community safe.  She also works with AVFRD Membership, to on-board and train new volunteers to the organization. She has previously served on the non-profit Board for Ameriprise Financial Services to ensure excellence in financial services provided to clients, and as the Secretary for the Finance Committee within her HOA.  Debbie has served as a Loudoun County Election Official for over 10 years, assisting community members exercise their right to vote. In her corporate career, Debbie ran multi-million-dollar custom software development programs, where among other aspects, she held responsibility for managing project profit and loss, and client financials.  Her corporate positions were held at IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and EDS. Her love of animals has taken her to shelters in Montgomery, County (MD), Fairfax County (VA), and Jefferson County, (WV) to adopt her pets, and now is thrilled to volunteer time to help animals within Loudoun County find their own forever home, like her latest adoption of Mali. 

You can contact Debbie by emailing

Cynthia Kochendarfer is retired from her position as a Supervision Analyst for the National Credit Union Administration.  She obtained her Certified Public Accountant license in the state of Maryland.  Cynthia holds a BS in Accounting and Masters in Taxation from George Mason University.  She has been a volunteer with the Fairfax County Animal Shelter since 2006.  In addition, she has volunteered her services with a number of local rescue groups assisting them with official filings and bookkeeping.

Cynthia Kochendarfer

Advisor (non board position)





Kristie Wood is a seasoned volunteer and has been involved in helping homeless pets since the summer of 2004. She got her start when she was invited to join a local rescue group as a dog handler after their volunteer coordinator noticed her hanging around to play with the dogs at their adoption events. She jumped at the chance and was soon attending every event, became the event attendance coordinator, and a foster mom. From there she volunteered with other all breed rescues, a ferret rescue, a rabbit rescue, a pit bull specific rescue, and a municipal shelter. ​

As a municipal shelter volunteer, she wore many hats. She was a dog kennel volunteer, dog and cat foster, a new volunteer mentor, and was the first person to write bios for as many dogs on the adoption floor as possible. Before she wrote the bios, very few dogs had any information on the shelter website or on their kennel cards. Now, bios are a standard part of the shelter marketing strategy for both dogs and cats. She also took advantage of the many classes offered by the shelter to learn about training, behavior, safe handling, matching dogs with adopters, and participated in Aimee Sadler's Playing for Life training.

From there, Kristie went on to found her own small non-profit, Admiral's Advocacy. Her mission is to provide enrichment to shelter pets, support to shelter operations, and offer guidance to pet parents when they face obstacles that threaten their family dynamic and their pet's place in it. 

You can contact Kristie by emailing

Board of Directors

The Friends of Loudoun County Animal Services is a nonprofit, independent animal welfare organization dedicated to raising funds for, and providing support to, the animals and programs of Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS).

Our Strategic Goals

Raise awareness of LCAS’ life saving programs and community services

Strengthen the connection between the community and LCAS in order to benefit pets and people in need


Raise funds to supplement LCAS initiatives geared toward bettering the lives of shelter pets, increasing their adoptability, and allowing LCAS to create or maintain progressive programs that help homeless pets in need

Promote shelter pet adoptions!

Our Mission