Board of Directors

Therapy dogs

Nancy Mitchell

President/Head Trainer

Nancy was born and raised in Ventura County, CA. She is currently a registered nurse and has earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing, She is teaching our future nurses at Cal State University Channel Islands (CSUCI).

On top of the work she does in the medical field, she has managed to combine her love of dogs and community service and is the president of VIP Dog Teams.

Nancy is the head trainer for VIP Dog Teams. Nancy has been training for over a decade. She is a Certified CGC evaluator, an Evaluator for Pet Partners and has taken classes in the Dunbar academy as well as the Karen Pryor Academy and is always learning.
Nancy has also taken all of the birthing (whelping) courses from Midwoofery and the education courses from Puppy Culture and BAB breeder.

Puppy Raiser

Kitty Bokols

Vice President

Kitty spent her career as a Human Resources (HR) professional until retiring from The Boeing Company.

Kitty holds a Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and business, a Master of Science degree in human resources management and development. An avid dog lover, in retirement Kitty knew she wanted to do something meaningful that included dogs and therapy seemed a great fit. She now is a Evaluator for Pet Partners and has her own community Therapy dog Harry.

Kitty and her husband, Jerry, enjoy traveling internationally. They also enjoy traveling locally in their motorhome. They have four adult children and seven grandchildren

Barry Feldstein


Barry has spent more than 20 years in accounting, finance, and business. His most recent position being the vice president of finance at Time Warner Cable. His extensive business acumen is a much welcome addition to our team.

Linda Martinez


Linda is a retired teacher who trained high school students and adults in office software. She has volunteered with a nonprofit serving children and families. She has chosen to assist VIP Dog Teams as a board member acting as Secretary.

Christina Redondo

Volunteer /Program Coordinator

Christina has spent her life volunteering in the classroom, at fundraisers, and most recently Many Meals where she works to provide warm meals for people in need. Her experience volunteering and running fundraising events makes her a natural fit as our Program Coordinator.

Volunteer therapy dogs

Brigitte Geissel

Volunteer / Groomer

Brigitte has spent her life volunteering in the shelter, the jail program and with VIP Dog Teams pups. Her experience as a trainer through the EATM (Exotic Animal Training and Management) program at moorpark and a groomer most of life makes her a natural fit as our Volunteer Groomer.

Man with golden retriever

Spencer Mitchell

IT Volunteer

Spencer is a scientist in the medical field. When he’s not playing with his dog he can usually be found writing code. He helps out where he can, but mostly he’s here to play with puppies.

Advisory Board

  • Betty Bright
  • Retired School Counselor
  • Judy Greycloud
  • School Psychologist at Oxnard Union High School District
  • Benjamin Hall
  • Business Owner
  • Christine Egbert
  • Breeder, Certified Professional Trainer , Business Owner
  • David Mitchell
  • CPA, Business Owner