Dedication. Expertise. Passion. Love.
Founder / President
Diana has been rescuing animals privately, volunteering for several rescue groups, and devoting her farm to rescue and sanctuary for the last four decades. She served on the Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline, Inc Board as a Director, Vice President, President, for many years. Her love of horses led her to focusing on equine rescue for the last two decades.
As an instructor, Diana taught the Animal Science class at Broome Tioga BOCES for thirty years, she was instrumental in developing a dog program for the handicapped and a class rescue called School House Rescue. She also developed a handicapped horseback riding program for a local developmental agency. Diana has devoted her entire adult life to working with and helping improve the lives of a variety of animals both domestic and wild.
Kristen Rhodes has been a friend of the farm since she was a child. She grew up helping and training the Mini horses and helping with chores. Now she is a foster home for Cats as well as working in various committees within the Sanctuary. Kristen’s professional ability is Nursing with her focus being the elderly, but her passion is helping less fortunate animals. She has worked with the local Special Olympic Riding program for many years and has been a Tioga County NY horse club leader. She also participated in her local 4-H horse and Beef club. She loves all animals and currently lives on a small hobby farm helping goats, chickens, cats, and horses.
Secretary / Social Media
Maria has been a volunteer for over 20 years. Not only is Maria part of the board at Gemini Farm Sanctuary but she also fosters pregnant cats and takes care of them and their babies until the kittens are old enough to be adopted. Maria volunteered for Aussie Rescue Placement Helpline (ARPH) on the Management Team and on the board. One of her favorite hobbies is playing with her 2 Australian Shepherd boys, Foster and Tazman. Maria also has 5 rescue cats all "foster failures" (successes).
Amy has been involved in her community for over 25 years. She has served as a girl scout leader and been involved in her local church, where she still serves on several committees. She has been involved in rescuing animals, from chipmunks to goats. Whenever she sees an animal in need she is there to help support may it be bringing them to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator or fostering them herself. She has also been actively involved with the trap neuter return (TNR) program. In her spare time, Amy enjoys hiking, reading, and anything craft-related, especially sewing.
Director / Rewilding Chair
Teresa worked at a small animal Veterinary Hospital for 23 years. She served on Aussie Rescue Placement Helpline (ARPH) Board of Directors, Management Team, Training Committee, was a Bite Investigator and foster home for over a decade. In her spare time, Teresa, enjoys taking photos at a local wildlife refuge, hiking, reading, playing chess and is a competitive speed walker.
Julie has been involved in the dream of Gemini Farm Sanctuary for over 30 years. She has served the community for over 20 years in her local church and camp ministry. She has been involved with dogs and dog training since 1987 while being the owner of Keep Your K-9 in Line and Evergreen Farm Old English Sheep Dogs. Her knowledge of art, advertising, and fundraising will be an asset to the Sanctuary’s future plans. Julie lives near the Sanctuary and owns and operates an antique business and a health coaching business.
Director / TNR Chair
Deb grew up on the family-owned dairy farm. She was in 4-H for 10 years and showed cows in the county fair for twenty years. She has worked with cattle, horses, dogs, and cats her whole life. Diana was her BOCES teacher for two years in high school, in 1981 and 1982. Deb has been involved in trap-neuter-return for the past twenty years. In 2016, Deb and Diana's paths crossed again, sharing a passion for helping animals and TNR.
Jasmine has grown up loving animals her whole life. As a child, Jasmine aspired to become a veterinarian. After the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jasmine decided to take a break from her day job as an RN but still wanted to contribute to the community. That's when she became involved with Gemini Farm Sanctuary. Initially, Jasmine started volunteering at the feral colony cat spay/neuter clinics, focusing on post-surgical monitoring. Over time, her dedication led her to join the board of the sanctuary. Jasmine has even adopted her own feral colony cat, whom she named Izzy. While her ultimate dream is to have a farm of her own, Jasmine finds fulfillment in dedicating whatever time she can to Gemini Farm Sanctuary.
AnnMarie's commitment to community service is evident. Apart from her significant contributions to Gemini Farm Sanctuary, she actively volunteers at Saving Grace Dog Rescue in Raleigh, where she engages in facility maintenance, event coordination, and fundraising. Her passion for animals extends to providing foster care for both cats and dogs, collaborating with organizations like Saving Grace Rescue and Second Chance Animal Rescue. Additionally, she offers administrative support and event assistance to Marley’s Cat Tales. Ms. Sullivan's multifaceted background and dedication make her an invaluable asset to the board of Gemini Farm Sanctuary.