Our People

Christie Lucco, Executive Director
Christie has been working to achieve Pet Fix's mission since 2008 as a volunteer, board member and past president of the board of directors. She has extensive experience with non-profit management, serving on various non-profit boards. Before taking the helm at PetFix, she spent 17 years at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where she provided strategic vision and oversight for all curatorial, collections, and exhibition activities and resources. Christie lives in South Euclid with her two dogs, Dickens and Daisy.

Brittany Clark, Clinic Manager
Brittany joined the PetFix team in late 2015 after working at a humane society for several years.  She has focused her career in the field of nonprofit management after being inspired by an overseas volunteer program she participated in called Volunteer for the Visayas located in the Philippines.   She is passionate about animal welfare and about making Northeast Ohio an even better place to live. When she is not advocating for animals you can find her curled up with a good book, riding her bike or cooking vegetarian cuisine.  Brittany lives with her husband Rob, their two dogs Bean and Doozer, and their three cats Doug, Mini-Doug and Jerry.

Alisa Taddeo, DVM

Alisa Taddeo, DVM
Dr. Taddeo joined the team in 2006 and works with PetFix as a relief vet. She earned her B.S. in biology from Cleveland State University and received her DVM from the Ohio State University in 2000. She has been working in private practice for sixteen years, the last ten at Lyndhurst Animal Clinic. Alisa’s special interests include spay/neuter and other soft tissue surgery and dentistry. She has four children and her hobbies include vegan cooking and baking, reading, Pilates and playing with her children and her dogs.
 

Kathy Topham, DVM

Kathy Topham, DVM
Kathy graduated from University Of Illinois–Champaign Urbana in 1981 with a BS in Biology. She graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Her first job working in a shelter was in rural Illinois while pursuing her Bachelors degree. Although her veterinary career has taken many paths over the years, she has consistently maintained a link to shelter work. She started in spay/neuter work in New Orleans in 1998 with SNIP and St Tammany Humane Society, and continued to keep her hand in it after moving to Ohio in 2002. Dr. Topham's work with Petfix is part-time, the rest of her time is spent at Pawsitive Results Animal Rehabilitation Center. She currently shares her home with her husband - The "Other" Dr. Topham, 5 dogs and 2 cats. In her spare time, Dr. Topham trains and competes in agility with her 5 dogs. The cats aren't interested.

Ron Carlton, Mobile Coordinator and Driver

Ron Carlton, Maintenance Coordinator
Ron started with PetFix in November 2005 as a driver/vet assistant. He was recruited by Dr. Sarah Kirk, who along with her daughter Jill, boarded their horses with him. It was a very interesting and at times a challenging journey keeping the PetFix mobile clinic moving forward. The mobile unit started out going as far west as Vermillion and down south to Canton and in those travels, Ron met a great group of interesting people and, of course, a never ending line of loving dogs and cats. At present, Ron is working behind the scenes, helping PetFix with all our maintenance needs. Ron enjoys working with the entire PetFix organization and he is proud to be part of a very worthwhile mission to help reduce the over population of dogs and cats.

Veterinary Assistant & Driver

Susan Mickovic, Veterinary Assistant & Driver
Susan has worked as a veterinary assistant/driver for PetFix since 2006. Susan grew up riding and showing horses, and continues to enjoy caring for her Arabian gelding, Albert, and several other horses. She enjoys spending time with her friend Zusa, a collie mix and her many (fixed) barn cats.

Veterinary Assistant & Driver

Lorraine Podojil, Veterinary Assistant & Driver
Lorraine lives in Chesterland with her husband, Jim, daughter, Samantha, and son, James. They have 2 dogs (pictured) - Max (yellow lab mix) and Jill (pit mix) - 4  cats, 7 ducks, and 25 chickens! Lorraine has worked as a driver and veterinary assistant for Petfix since 2007 and truly loves both the work and the mission.

Kevin Roxbury, RVT

Kevin Roxbury, RVT
Kevin is one of the part-time Registered Veterinary Technicians employed by Petfix Northeast Ohio. He graduated in 2005 from Cuyahoga Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. He has been with Petfix for 9 years, since the company broke ground. Kevin finds his work with Petfix quite fulfilling and is very glad to have been serving both the human and animal communities in such a manner for so long. He has also been employed by the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo as a part-time Registered Veterinary Technician since 2005. Kevin grew up in Stow but currently resides in Lakewood with two cats, Futz and Tandy, and a tarantula named Winifred. He enjoys film, theatre, hiking, roller coasters, and trying to learn to ride his unicycle. Kevin is shown here with Sunshine, one of our many satisfied patients.

Fix 'Em Friends Monthly Donation Club

How would you like to help PetFix on a monthly basis with a click of your mouse? Fix ‘Em Friends is our monthly donation club where you set up a recurring donation to support PetFix on a monthly basis for as long as you choose. Click HERE to learn more about becoming a Fix 'Em Friends member.

 

Stationary Clinic

Click here to schedule your appointment online. You may also call our stationary clinic at 216-732-7040 or reach us by email at appointments@petfixnortheastohio.org.

We are always looking for compassionate, dedicated and passionate individuals who believe in our mission that every dog and cat should have a place to call home. Help us end pet homelessness by volunteering at PetFix. Please contact us at director@petfixnortheastohio.org or call 216–732–7040.




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