The people that make up our organization are the oil that keeps the engine running. From the veterinarians to all the staff, managers and board of directors they are all vital to the success of Hill Country Animal League, S.P.C.A. Inc.

Dawn Fulgham, Executive Director

Dawn Fulgham joined the Hill Country Animal League as Executive Director in July of 2017. Dawn worked in business and technology management for several Fortune 100 companies prior to founding an engineering company in San Antonio specializing in communications and advanced electronics design and development serving commercial and government entities. She brings a wealth of nonprofit experience to HCAL from her tenure on two Boerne area Boards of Directors, the Rainbow Senior Center and the Mission for Health. Dawn maintains a home in Kendall county for the comfort of her four small rescue dogs and two cats.

Bernie Page, DVM 

Dr. Bernie Page joined Hill Country Animal League as Medical Director in January, 2016. He brings a wealth of knowledge and spay/neuter experience to our organization. After graduating with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1972, he served as Associate Veterinarian at several clinics across Texas. In 2010, he joined New Hope Alliance as veterinarian and staff surgeon, providing spay/neuter at a low cost before joining Animal Services for The City of El Paso. He continued his role as surgeon for the city’s low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine clinic. Dr. Page has been actively involved in the veterinarian community serving as a committee member on Texas Veterinary Medical Association Shelter Medicine Committee and the Governmental Relations Committee.

Amy Mackrell, DVM 

Amy Mackrell, DVM was born Amelia Ann Thompson in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating high school, she attended Texas A & M University where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She has since practiced small animal medicine for several years at various hospitals in the San Antonio area.

Dr. Mackrell is married to Regis P. Mackrell. They have five wonderful children Reid, Rory, Claire, Riley and Rhett. They have several pets Miracle, the chiweenie, indoor cats Lilac and Ruby, outdoor kitty Delilah, and Missy the ferret.

She joined HCAL because it was in Boerne and would be a good fit for her family schedule. She enjoys working at HCAL because she realizes what a valuable service HCAL provides to the community and she says she works with some of the nicest people she knows!

Mack Fudge, DVM

Dr. Fudge graduated from Texas A&M University’s veterinary college and is licensed in Texas.

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Jennifer “JJ” Blackson, Sales and Marketing

JJ’s background in animal care knowledge is amazing and her dedication to the animal world is top notch. She began her career in animal services at the Hawaii Zoo and followed that in California at Moore Park College earning an Associate’s degree in Exotic Animal Training. She worked for the City of Boerne Animal Shelter and opened the HCAL Spay/Neuter Clinic in 2006. She is now taking her expertise in “thrifting” to a new level at our fabulous Thrift Store, which funds our spay/neuter mission! Together with our Executive Director, we are discovering new ways to increase funding so that we can expand our capabilities to the communities we serve.

Paola Torres, Operations Manager

Paola joined the Hill Country Animal League in March of 2019, bringing with her ten plus years of experience in administration and operations from managing the warehouse of Goodwill South Texas.  She continues to play a pivotal role in administration and oeprations of the clinic. Her passion for animals has pushed her towards fundraising and adoption events, and she will be a key player in community outreach kprograms. Paola works closely with the Executive Director and Clinic Supervisor to manage day-to-day operations and develops plans for various events and fundraising activities.

Devin Angelucci, Clinic Supervisor

Devin is our clinic supervisor and canine anesthesia technician. He works with residents and rescues of the Hill Country helping to reduce cat & dog overpopulation. Originally from Chicago, he moved to Boerne in 2000. He is married and has a son named Oliver who is an animal lover as well. When not at work he enjoys working out, eating, and spending time with his family. Devin is a trained veterinary technician with 5 years of experience. He is currently studying for his degree in Biology.