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The Phoebe Foundation Board of Directors


The board is comprised of avid pet lovers who have experienced the financial burden of caring for a beloved pet.


Our decisions on which cases we help will be based on our experience as pet owners, a veterinary consult as necessary and the available funds we have at the time of the request.

Denise O'Donnell Co-founder

Denise O'Donnell is co-founder of The Phoebe Foundation. She is a graduate of Manhattan College where she earned a B.S. in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, and Pace University School of Law where she earned a J.D. and an Environmental Certificate.  Denise is a corporate transactional attorney licensed in New York and New Jersey and currently has her own practice in the area of corporate law, real estate, and wills, trusts and estates.  Denise is very active in the animal community, St. Catharine's Parish in Spring Lake, NJ and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The American Littoral Society.  Denise currently resides in New Jersey with her husband Tom and her 6 kids (2 human and 4 furry):  Kayla (11 year old Boston Terrier with Cushings Disease), Phoebe (9 year old black lab born with PDA), Forster (5 year old son),  Ava (3 year old daughter) and 2 rescue cats Finn and Lucky (brothers from the same litter who are 2) .  Her motto is "no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted". 

Lisa Van Gulick DiPasquale Co-founder/Vice President

Lisa Van Gulick DiPasquale is co-founder of The Phoebe Foundation and serves as Vice-President.  Lisa is a big advocate for animal rights and is actively involved in the Labrador and pit bull communities.  Lisa works as a legal assistant in a large law firm.  One of her goals is to foster awareness of the gentleness of the pit bull breed.  Lisa currently resides in Clifton, New Jersey with her husband and her 2 furry kids- Maggie and Rocco.

Pamela Jackson Schwamb Co-founder/Secretary

Pamela Jackson Schwamb is one of our founding members of the Board of Directors and has served as Secretary of The Phoebe Foundation since its inception.  Pam is a huge advocate of animal rights and is very active in the German Shepherd Community.  Pam, originally from New Jersey, currently resides in Austin Texas with her husband Dan, daughter Kellsey and 2 furry children- Gretchen and Hondo. 


Pam recently authored a book entitled “Wood, Fire, and Gold” which will make its publication debut in September 2014.  “Wood, Fire and Gold”  is a Romantic Suspense novel based on the legend of Claudius Smith, an 18th century sort of Robin Hood... spun into a modern day romance story.  The plot revolves around an ex-special forces hiker who rescues the sexy and smart antiquarian, Andie Brown. The steamy plot unfolds with a dark and hidden international secret...  Pam has generously linked her book sales on AMAZON SMILE to The Phoebe Foundation, where a portion of the sales will go directly to helping the Phoebe Foundation save more lives.  Pam has been one of The Phoebe Foundation’s biggest advocates and supporters and The Foundation is very grateful to have her serve as Secretary.

Have 5% of your book purchase donated to the Phoebe Foundation by clicking the link/Amazon Smile image when ordering Pam Jackson's new book Wood, Fire and Gold.

Edward Feins D.M.D. Treasurer

Dr. Edward Feins, treasurer of The Phoebe Foundation, graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey in 1991. He completed a residency at Jersey Shore Medical Center, followed by a two-year Fellowship in Implantology at New York University from 1996 to 1998, where he trained with dentistry’s leading Implantologists. Dr. Feins graduated as a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI). In 1993, Dr. Feins opened his practice in Northvale, New Jersey. He moved the practice to its current location in River Vale in 2000 (   Dr. Feins has gained a reputation in this community for quality dentistry provided with compassion, courtesy and professionalism. He is a big advocate for animal rights, especially pit bulls, and currently resides in the Township of Washington with his wife Meredith, his son Will and his three rescue dogs.

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