Sterrie Weaver


Sterrie retired as a Captain in the U.S. Navy after 38 years of service and started volunteering with Lab Rescue as a foster in 2002. Along with his wife Fran and Brak his 15 year old lab, they have fostered many many labs and litters of puppies. He is a three time foster failure having adopted Bailey in 2004, Baby Girl and Mia in 2008. 

He has held many volunteer positions and has been a board member since 2006. Sterrie was elected President of Lab Rescue in 2010.

Wendy Finn

First Vice President

Wendy became involved with Lab Rescue in 2004, after getting her start in rescue with another organization. She has served as an adoption coordinator and foster home coordinator. Her first love is fostering and she has cared for more than 130 dogs in her home. She has a special fondness for timid and senior dogs.  Wendy is a marketing and nonprofit management professional and she brings those skills to the rescue. She is the driving force behind Lab Rescue’s very active presence on Facebook. She currently shares her life with Buxton, a ten year old black lab.


Carol Lagundo

Second Vice President

Carol first started volunteering for Lab Rescue in 2008 after attending an adoption day event.  She's been an adoption coordinator and fostered more than 50 Labs, several of which were blind.  She and her husband are especially fond of senior and special needs Labs and have adopted five senior Labs:  Teddy, Shorty, Daisy, Gomer, and Miss Piggy.  Carol serves as the event manager for the Annual Lab Rescue Dog Walk and the Annual Online Holiday Auction and writes the Lab Rescue newsletter, The Fetch.  Carol works for the National Archives and Records Administration as an IT Project Manager.

Jen Norris


Jen adopted her first Lab Rescue dog(Sporty) in May of 1997. She has been volunteering with Lab Rescue since 2006; first as an adoption event handler, then as an intake coordinator.  Jen has held the position of Board Treasurer since 2010 and still oversees intake for a handful of shelters in MD and DE.  Jen and Momo adopted Barney in 2006 and then Maggie in 2009, after Sporty made her way to Lab Heaven.  In her spare time, you can find Jen working as a CPA at a government contractor or running outdoors in all weather - often with a dog attached to her.

Margaret Phillips

Secretary / Member

Margaret has been a volunteer with LR since 2011.  She has fostered over 50 dogs, is an Adoption Coordinator, transports, sells LR merchandise, and handles the Owner Give Back duties.  She currently has two dogs  - Raven,  adopted in 2004 and Killarney, adopted in 2015.  Margaret also coordinates activities with our AKC parent - the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac - including the annual Specialty show and the Parade of Rescued Labs.  For her "day job", Margaret is a technical program manager for the Federal government.

Mary Jo McGhee


Mary Jo has been a volunteer and Adoption Coordinator with LR since 2001.  She has fostered over 150 dogs during that time and has adopted 9 of her fosters.  She currently has two dogs  - Trevor, 6,  adopted in 2010 and Jody, 13 adopted 2007.   She has been on the board since 2011 as the Adoption Coordinator Director.  In her role, she has responsibility for recruiting, training and mentoring new Adoption Coordinators, handling application issues, ensuring adequate Adoption Coordinator staffing at AALDs and other adoption related issues. 

Sarah Hoddinott


Sarah Hoddinott joined Lab Rescue in 2008 after adopting her first Lab Kingsley.  She has fostered more than 35 Labs and has a special place in her heart for timid dogs. She currently has a few primary responsibilities on the board; technology and the website, fundraising, and assisting fosters and adopters with questions about how to maximize the potential of their fearful dog.  Sarah has more than 20 years experience in working with non-profits, specializing in the marriage of technology and fundraising.  By day, she works for a software company. Sarah is mom to her 5 year old chocolate boy, Jake and 5 year old fearful Lab Luna.