Our Board Members

DeAnn W. Executive Director -  de@bird-haven.org 

"I can’t even IMAGINE life without my birds. I have always had animals, ever since I  was a young child. We’ve had mice, rabbits, dogs, cats, turtles, ferrets, horses…. I even had a bird when I was younger, but not until I was an adult did I find my TRUE PASSION. I just love them. My first birds as an adult were cockatiel. At the time we got them I  really started seeing my interest in them in a whole new light.

Through my reading and research, I realized just how many were being abused and treated unfairly. I realized that we (people in general) had taken these birds out of their natural habitat, and unfairly locked them up. We tried to fit them into “our world” instead of letting them be as God created them to be: FREE. It was at that time that I decided I needed to do something about it. Wings of Love Bird Haven, Inc. was established for the purpose of taking in these abused, sick and needy birds. We also strive hard to educate the public on what it takes to keep a bird "healthy and happy".

DeAnn is married to husband Stanley for 35 years and has 3 grown children and six  grandchildren. Her favorite pass-time truly is spending it with birds. In her "away from the birds time" she enjoys fellowship with friends and family, interpreting for deaf clients, learning and using Essential oils and helping people understand how to get and remain "healthy", and reading Christian books.


Cindy L. cindy@bird-haven.org 

Cindy's primary position at the Haven is to design all of our flyers, brochures, business cards, etc.   She also does local home checks. Having worked in marketing and design for more than 12 years, she uses that experience to help us with things we need done .Cindy and her husband Chad have 4 parrots at present. Their current flock includes Lulu the cockatiel, Butters (formerly Cariad adopted from the Haven), and cockatoos Dusty and Kali (also adopted from the Haven). Cindy and Chad also help each time we have large events and come to the Haven to feed the flock for us if I am going out of town and need to line up several days of help.


Debbie S. - debbie@bird-haven.org debbie boardmember1

Debbie’s position at the Haven, although mostly an “in the background” job has benefited us immensely. Debbie has spent many hours working on updating files for us and has also helped a lot with research that needs to be done in different situations… including but not limited to items we want donated, companies who might be willing to sponsor us with funding, grant research, and more. She also comes down  (she lives in Oklahoma so not really close by) each time we have large events and spends several days helping with these. Debbie is currently helping us design and order new Tshirts for the Haven. She has and will continue to be a huge help here at the Haven.


Jon C. - Jon@bird-haven.org 

Jon C. Joined the Haven board in Jan 2015 after volunteering with us for several months. He not only helps us with many of the online networking responsibilities but also is willing to help with emergency bird situations any time something comes up. He fosters for us on a regular basis and has also adopted an African Grey from the Haven as well. He currently has 2 birds of his own. Bonnie- the African Grey and a Parakeet named T-cup. Jon is also faithful to continue to come to Haven workdays each month.

Jon is married to Missy and they have 2 children, both of whom are very involved in their own activities. Missy is a Girl Scout leader and their 15 year old daughter is very involved in Scouts.  Their son (age 7) is involved in boy scouts and is a handful that keep them both hopping much of the time. We are very grateful for Jon and his willingness to do all he does to help the Haven.


Missy C. - Missy@bird-haven.org 

Missy C. joined The Haven in June of 2015 as the Secretary after volunteering for almost a year. She takes care of our newsletter as well as other items we need written and sent out. She is currently working with 1 of our Fosters and has already helped with finding several others their forever homes.

Missy is also the Troop Leader for Rowlett Girl Scouts Troop 9311, Treasurer for Rowlett Girl Scouts Service Unit 147 and works full time as a Project Manager with the same company for 20 years. She currently has 3 birds,(Bunny- African Grey, Charlie-Goffin and Trouble- Lovebird), 3 dogs (Layla, Maverick and Rocky) and a fish whose name changes weekly. She is married to Jon C. and they have 2  very busy kids; a 17 year old daughter and a 7 year old son.


Lou D. - Lou@bird-haven.org 

Lou D. joined the Haven board in 2015. She has been volunteering for over 4 years. She adopted her 2 Umbrella Cockatoos from the Haven in 2013 and also has a Goffin Cockatoo that she has owned for over 10 years.

Lou began working part time for the Haven in January 2015. She is always ready and willing to do just about anything we need her to... as evident in the picture where she was asked to squeeze into a very tiny space. In her spare time Lou enjoys traveling and hopes to some day get a motor home and travel the country. I'm anxious to see that..especially with 3 Cockatoos. 🙂

Advisory Membership

The below people have graciously volunteer to be "on call" to help answer any questions we have in their area of expertise any time we have an emergency situation that might need them. We are very grateful to have such great knowledge at our "wing-tips".

Dr. Pilar Fish--- DVM
Dr. Dustan Clark--- DVM, PhD
David N. Phalen, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ABVP (Avian)
Lainey A.--- herbs and nutrition for birds
Zahara A. ---Attorney at Law
Andrea R. --- Financial advisor/Tax preparer

Dr. Sharman Hoppes- DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian)

Dr. Anna Osofsky- DVM, Dipl.ABVP (Avian)



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