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 last decade, she has taken on many roles in the advertising industry and is currently a Senior Global Project Manager on Verizon Media’s Ad Creative Technology team. Additionally, Bre volunteers with the Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery and serves on the board of directors for the American Advertising Federation of Omaha. Bre spends her free time with her husband and rescue cats, Street Bob and Remi.

    “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”
  • Debbie Lowe

    Debbie Lowe

    Board of Advisors, Finance

    Deb is a Senior Accountant for DKPM Investments and has over 30 years of accounting experience. She is an avid kitty admirer and her love of kittens drew her to assist with the mission of making San Antonio the largest no-kill city. She served as the Finance Director for San Antonio Pets Alive (501c3) from 2012 to 2014. Through fostering, Deb has found good homes for a multitude of cats and kittens.

    “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
    –Winnie the Pooh (In Memory of Tiger)
  • 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.

    “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
  • Molly Buskirk

    Molly Buskirk

    Board of Advisors, Legal Council

    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.

    “I always thought someone should do something about that, then I realized I am that someone.”
  • Elizabeth Burr

    Elizabeth Burr

    board of advisors, rescue

    Eliza’s life-long love of animals led her to graduate in 1986 with a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Colorado State University, followed by a Master degree from Harvard University in Molecular Biology. She’s had a varied career, traveling extensively and spending 30 years with global manufacturing companies in a variety of areas including Operations, Quality, R&D and Continuous Improvement. Eliza worked with animals for many years at the National Humane Society as a volunteer. In 2017, she launched her own company, Preferred Pet Partners, providing professional pet sitting and dog walking services. She has three awesome kitties, Max, Seve, and Woody.

    “Choose happiness.”
  • 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.

  • Eryn Wisdom

    Eryn Wisdom

    board of advisors, rescue

    Eryn is the founder and owner of Wag, a local pet food and grooming store. In addition to serving on Felius' board, Eryn also serves on the board of Omaha Wags to Riches animal rescue.

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