Board of Directors

Felius Cat Café & Rescue’s business strategy and affairs are overseen by a board of directors comprised of a President, Vice President, and advisory members. Not only are they all animal lovers, but they are all amazing women who are active within the Omaha community!
  • Bre Phelan

    Bre Phelan

    Founder & President

    Bre launched Felius in 2017, inspired by her love of animals and desire to give back to the community. Over the past 12 years, she has taken on many roles in the advertising industry and is currently a Senior Strategy & Operations Manager on Yahoo’s Creative Studios team. Bre spends her free time with her husband and rescue cats, Street Bob and Remi.

  • Molly Buskirk

    Molly Buskirk

    Board of Advisors, Vice President & Rescue Coordinator

    Molly is a Corporate Contract Attorney with Werner Enterprises, Inc. She graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2009 with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and obtained her Juris Doctorate from Creighton School of Law in 2012. Molly has several years of experience in animal advocacy and rescue work, and currently volunteers with two dog rescue organizations. She is also the lead coordinator for our rescue efforts.

  • Dr. Angela Kade

    Dr. Angela Kade

    Board of Advisors, Veterinary Consult

    Dr. Angela Kade is a Veterinarian and the owner of The Completely Cat Clinic. Her focus is easing stress for the cats who are most worried about visiting the vet and helping rescued cats find loving homes. Outside of taking care of cats, Dr. Kade enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She also has two rescue cats (Lexi Lou and Logan) and a very old shih tzu named Huxley.

  • Alyx MacKay

    Alyx MacKay

    Board of Advisors, TNR Lead

    Alyx manages Felius' Trap-Neuter-Return program - organizing volunteers, scheduling vetting appointments, and coordinating transportation. When she is not helping to humanely reduce Omaha’s feral cat population, Alyx spends time with her growing family and riding horses.

  • Eryn Swan

    Eryn Swan

    board of advisors, rescue

    Eryn is the founder and owner of Wag, a local pet food and grooming store. She is an integral part of the Felius rescue team, sharing her invaluable expertise with fosters and our TNR crew. She is also the founder of Hops & Co, a new small animal rescue based in Omaha dedicated to improving the lives of the tiniest rescue animals. Eryn spends her free time with her husband and son, two adorable poodles, three rescue cats, and menagerie of chickens.

  • Eric Kaplan

    Eric Kaplan

    Board of Advisors

    Eric is a Manager of Special Projects at Union Pacific. He has over twenty-five years of hands-on project management, design, and product development experience, built on the foundation of a Mechanical Engineering degree. Additionally, Eric served as the founding President of Atlanta Boxer Rescue and is activly involved in several non-profit organizations in the Omaha community.

  • Amy Lawrenson

    Amy Lawrenson

    board of advisors, legal council

    Amy works for Baird Holm, LLC and her practice focuses on real estate, construction and renewable energy matters. A frequent lecturer on all aspects of real estate law, Amy’s presentations include topics related to purchasing, leasing and title law. In addition to Felius, she currently serves as the Chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative group.

  • Brandi Holys

    Brandi Holys

    Board of Advisors, Development

    Brandi is currently the Director of Development and Communications for the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha. She has extensive fundraising and grant writing experience for various charitable organizations, including the Nebraska Humane Society. Outside of her day job, Brandi has an amazing rescue pup that keep her busy!

  • David Knapp

    David Knapp

    Board of Advisors

    David is a Transportation/Railroad/ AV Technician for Conference Technologies, Inc.® As part of Felius' board, David is passionate about educating the community on the importance of no kill shelters and TNR.

  • Kristen Beck

    Kristen Beck

    Board of Advisors, Event Planning

    Kristen is an Event Project Manager at Vic Gutman & Associates. She works directly with a several large public events that help to enrich the Omaha community. Kristen has spent her career working with local non-profits through events and fundraising, so Felius was a natural fit. Though Kristen doesn’t have any cats of her own she does have a dog that sometimes acts like one.

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