Leadership

President

Carrie Jurney DVM, DACVIM (Neuro)

Carrie Jurney

Carrie is originally from Atlanta and graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After vet school she completed an internship at VCA Specialty Center of Seattle and her neurology specialty at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. She was awarded her Neurology diplomate in 2009 and her Advanced Neurology Certificate in 2011. Carrie practices in the Bay Area as well as nationally as a locum neurologist. She is also an enthusiastic lecturer and enjoys speaking through her company, Jurney Veterinary Neurology. In 2015, Carrie joined NOMV Founder, Nicole McArthur as a Facebook Moderator. She served as Board Secretary prior to becoming President in 2019. Her experiences in NOMV have led Carrie to seek continuing education in mental health and suicide prevention so she can better understand and be a part of the solution for veterinary suicide. In her spare time Carrie is a runner, Burning Man theme camp lead, sculptor, stained glass artist, avid traveller, and adventurous cook. Carrie is a founding Board Member of NOMV.

Treasurer

Melanie Goble DVM

Melanie Goble

Melanie grew up in the metro-Milwaukee region of Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 after completing a B.S. in Psychology at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin in 2001. After working in private practices as an associate for 9.5 years in Maine and Wisconsin, she started her own business, Renewed Strength Veterinary Services, to allow veterinarians the time off to take care of themselves in mind, body, and soul. Her professional passions include: behavior, preventative care, mentorship, and mental health and wellness in both humans and non-human animals. In addition to serving as the Treasurer for the NOMV Board of Directors, Melanie also serves as the Director of Membership for NOMV. Melanie has also provided lectures on behalf of NOMV in the U.S. and around the world. Melanie enjoys traveling, reading, singing, and having new experiences such as blacksmithing while in Estonia! For over 15 years she has also spoken at schools and community groups about her travels with Christian Veterinary Missions (Nicaragua, Mongolia, Navajo Nation), life as a traveling veterinarian, balancing science and faith, and finding passion and joy in life again when all seems lost. She wants everyone to know that they are loved and valued; that even though the darkness pushes in, there is light and purpose. You are important. Melanie is a founding Board member of NOMV.

Secretary

Caitlin Furlong

Caitlin Furlong

Caitlin was born and raised in New Jersey surrounded by animals since day one. Her dad is a small animal veterinarian and both parents instilled the love and respect for all animals in Caitlin and her brothers. After graduating college she spent several years as a horseback riding trainer. In 2018, she joined B.W. Furlong & Associates, an equine veterinary practice, as the Marketing and Events Coordinator. Working in the veterinary industry, Caitlin started to learn about veterinary suicide and the lack of resources readily available. Caitlin reached out to Not One More Vet and asked if B.W. Furlong & Associates could host a 5K race to raise money for the NOMV grants program, while also raising awareness in the community and starting a mental health initiative to her family’s practice. After a successful event, Caitlin began talks with the NOMV board about making this an annual event and growing it much larger, which we now know as NOMV’s Race Around the World! Creating positive mental health initiatives and resources for the veterinary profession has been Caitlin’s driving passion in joining the NOMV board as Secretary. In her spare time, Caitlin loves traveling around the world with her husband, Adam, playing with her dogs, Hank and Derby, reading with her cats, Pinot and Veuve, and fussing over her pony, Jellybean. Caitlin joined the NOMV Board of Directors in 2020.

Board Member

Brian Bourquin

Brian Bourquin

Fueled by childhood dreams of being a keeper at his own zoo, Brian (also known as "Dr. B") realized from a young age his path - a career in veterinary work. His journey began with graduation from Cornell University (the number 1 school in the U.S. for veterinary medicine). After 13 years as a Boston Veterinarian, he founded Boston Veterinary Clinic in 2012, placing an emphasis on trust, compassion, and top-level patient care. Brian joined the NOMV Board or Directors in 2020.

Board Member

Paul Mataras MBA

Paul Mataras

Paul is Managing Partner of Boston Veterinary Group. Paul joined the NOMV Board of Directors in 2020.

Board Member

Karla Fernandez RVT

Karla Fernandez

Karla, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area; has been a Veterinary Technician for 18 years, with studies completed at San Francisco State University and Foothill College. Her veterinary career started as a volunteer rescue, rehabilitation and care supervisor and council member for 12 years, at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California. She then continued as a Veterinary Technician, with companion animals in Primary Wellness Care, then onto Specialty Veterinary Medicine in Internal Medicine, Oncology and Emergency Medicine in the Bay Area. Karla joined the NOMV Board of Directors in 2020.

Board Member

Chris Kughn

Chris Kughn

Chris joined Buckelew Programs in May of 2019 as Chief Executive Officer with more than 20 years of experience in the public and private nonprofit behavioral health care systems. Most recently, Chris served as Executive Director of Solano County for Caminar, Inc., where he focused on building strong partnerships with all stakeholders through transparency, trust and collaboration. Prior to joining Caminar, Chris served as Division Director of Adult and Older Adult Services, among other management positions in behavioral health with the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services. His passion for this work began as a licensed therapist serving adults, children and families in the juvenile justice, crisis stabilization and adult homeless systems. Chris earned a B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. degree in Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He lives in Marin County with his wife and two children and is an avid cyclist. Chris joined the NOMV Board of Directors in 2020.

Executive Director

Darlene Bos

Darlene Bos

Darlene has been working in the non-profit world since graduating from Western Michigan University with her Master's Degree in Anthropology in 2000. After a varied and fulfilling career that included museums, Special Olympics, professorships, and a stint as a park ranger, Darlene put her passion into mental health. She spent time working with the North Bay's largest mental health organization, Buckelew Programs, prior to joining NOMV as its first Executive Director in July 2020. She is thrilled to be able to combine her enthusiam for non-profit work, her desire to effect change in mental health, and her passion for animals and the amazing people that care for them. Darlene is originally from Michigan, but has lived all over the West. She currently lives in San Francisco with her husband and her service dog, Benna.

Administrative Coordinator

Danielle Constein

Danielle Constein

Danielle's desire to work on causes close to her heart led her to leave a career in retail management for the non-profit world. As the Operations Manager at Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, Danielle served the WWII Japanese American Incarceration Site with a variety of duties from financial management to program creation to volunteer management. In September 2020, Danielle joined NOMV, an organization that speaks to her heart. Danielle looks forward to transforming the public face of NOMV through her work. Born and raised in Cody, Wyoming, Danielle is an avid adventurer with a love of the land, which she explores with her husband and two dachshunds, Rider and Bugg.