Meet the Board

Peggy Durso


Peggy has worked in administrative positions at a variety of industries in her career, including financial planning, education, health services, legal and manufacturing. Peggy has been a volunteer with Paws Place since 2008.

Tony Durso


Tony is an engineer and an MBA who has retired from ExxonMobil Chemical Company. He has been a volunteer with Paws Place since 2011.

Shannon Eidsness

Board Secretary

Shannon works as a hospital pharmacist in Wilmington. She has been around dogs all her life and is eager to spend her spare time with the sweet dogs at Paws Place, where she found her rescue dog, Mickey, in 2020.

Robin Arnaud

Board Member

Retired REALTOR who has had at least one dog almost her entire life. Robin worked in various fields while living all across the country and is now in the one which pays in puppy kisses!

Lee VanOrmer


Lee is a software engineer who retired from Northrup Grumman after 33 years of service. She has been a volunteer at Paws Place since April 2019. Her love of dogs led her to Paws Place and she enjoys taking them for walks, bathing them, cuddling with them, and doing anything that can make their day a little better. Lee is married and adopted Harley from Paws Place in 2020. Lee enjoys going for long runs as well as relaxing walks on the beach.

Ann Glossl

Board Member

Ann spent her career in higher education, primarily in the area of resource management (budget, HR and space). She retired from UNCW in 2017 and immediately combined her love of dogs with her desire to volunteer by joining Paws Place. She has owned dogs almost her entire life, usually at least 2 at a time! She recently adopted Nikki from Paws Place in March 2021.

Jay Chappell

Board Member

After a 30 year career in Federal law enforcement, Jay and his family retired to the Wilmington area in 2017. A dog lover his entire life, Jay began volunteering at Paws Place in 2018. Jay adopted two Paws Place dogs in 2019.