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Co-Presidents: Ibby Nathans
Sharon Vartanian
Members: Sally Bashalany
Tammy Collins
Kevin Langlois
Elle Siniscalchi

Sally Bashalany

Sally is a college faculty member and administrator with extensive experience in writing, communications, program development and evaluation, government and community relations, and team-building. She has been involved in local and state-wide projects and previously served another rescue as a board member and volunteer. Although presently beagle-less, several beagles have claimed her home as their own in the past. Josie was a B.O.N.E.S. rescue, who was best buds with Winnie, another B.O.N.E.S. beagle rescued by Sally's son and daughter-in-law. Both are happily romping together at the Rainbow Bridge. Sally and her husband Joe live in New Hampshire.

Tammy Collins

Tammy lives in Rhode Island with her son, Michael Jr and her two rescues, Chance - a beagle, and Kirby - a beagle/foxhound mix. Tammy received her Bachelor's in Business Administration from Eastern Connecticut State University and is currently working on her Master's in Accounting at Merrimack College. She has been self-employed in her bookkeeping practice for 20 years and is a long-time volunteer with various humane and educational non-profits including Scouts, 4-H, QVARC, BREW, VSA, WW Angels, Paws from the Heart, and joined B.O.N.E.S. in January of 2015. Tammy also homeschools her teenage son and works extensively with various groups in the Town of West Warwick to help animals and people in need. Before opening her bookkeeping business, Tammy worked as a manager at various restaurants and Foxwoods Casino in CT, and as a paralegal for a national litigation support firm. Tammy brings more than 20 years of animal rescue experience to B.O.N.E.S. and along with her late husband Mike, a lifelong love for beagles.

Kevin Langlois

Kevin joined B.O.N.E.S. in December of 2017 serving on the Fundraising Committee as well as doing home visits as part of the adoption process. He has been a manager in the Pharmaceutical Industry for the past 15 years and also served in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard for a total of 25 years retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Kevin has volunteered previously as a member/chairperson of the Kimball Library Board of Trustees, The Kimball Library Building Committee, and the Director of Atkinson Youth Softball. He brings strong analytical, leadership, organizational, and team building skills with him to the board. Kevin resides in New Hampshire with his wife Karen and daughters Kristina, Emily and Rebecca along with their two beagles Oliver and Lucy. He has an M.B.A from Southern New Hampshire University.

Elizabeth (Ibby) Nathans

Elizabeth has been a volunteer with B.O.N.E.S. since 2005 and most recently has been involved in the adoption area. She is held in high regard by everyone on the adoption team and has a flair for making great matches and following up to make sure all is well. Ibby has much to bring to the Board. As a Dean at Harvard University and Boston College she has been involved in, among other things, team building and development of start-up programs. She has also been involved in rescuing animals since the late 1960's and has the desire to help B.O.N.E.S. continue to grow and become a strong organization for the beagles that need our help.

Sharon Vartanian

Sharon joined B.O.N.E.S. in 2005 after adopting her first beagle, Ms. Lucy. She has been involved with various non-profit organization for over 40 years with her focus primarily on animal rescues. With a background in business, management and staff development, Sharon brings a business focus to the organization. Sharon joined the Board in 2009 and has held the position of Treasurer since then, working closely with her team, other members of the Board and our directors to ensure that B.O.N.E.S. is financially sound and in compliance as a MA and Federal non-profit. In addition, Sharon helps with transports and serves on various committees. Sharon lives in N.H. with her significant other Jack and dogs, Jimmy, Scout and Frankie - all former B.O.N.E.S. rescues.