Rescue Me Tucson has a board of seasoned animal advocates. Board member expertise includes non-profit, small business, shelter, rescue and foster experience; and public policy development.

RMT has worked diligently with community partners to lay the groundwork for success for our center, which will provide a vibrant, welcoming shared space where partnerships thrive and the community can participate in finding solutions to help homeless companion animals.


Nancy Young Wright, President

Nancy Young Wright w/ Trykker, PACC dog

Nancy has extensive experience in the public realm with a strong focus on public policy and animal welfare. She was a two-term Arizona State Legislator, where she started a bi-partisan animal caucus. Board service includes the HSUS Arizona Council, the Amphitheater School District Governing Board, the Tucson Audubon Society and the Arizona Historical Society. She has a BA in Journalism from New Mexico State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. Nancy has volunteered at Pima Animal Care Center, with Cody’s Friends Charities, and helps organize supplies and volunteers to help groups serving the San Carlos Apache Reservation. 


Cindy Hefley, Secretary

Cindy has been involved in executive roles in media and marketing for 40 years in Wichita, KS, San Diego CA and Tucson since she arrived here in 1988. In her time at the San Diego Union Tribune she was involved in large scale events and national client marketing strategies. At the Arizona Daily Star/Tucson Citizen, Cindy launched the first Bridal Fair, started the Pet Adoption feature page that appears each Sunday in the Arizona Daily Star and worked with community leaders and advertisers to develop their marketing programs.  Cindy has always been a dog lover and her house has been full of personal and foster pets, with an occasional foster “fail”. She has been a volunteer at Pima Animal Care Center, Mostly Cockers & Poms rescue, Pima Paws For Life and always willing to help with publicity and funding for many Tucson rescue groups.


W A (Allen) Wright, Treasurer

Allen worked for IBM Tucson for 38 years and is a retired Program Director with experience in managing large programs and development budgets. He has serviced as the general contractor for the RMT’s facility build out and has been helping manage the daily operations of the pet adoption center.