Meet the Team

FRAs current Board Members

Dawna Carabajal


Dawna has spent nearly 20 years working in Corporate America. However, it is her work she does for FRAS that is her true passion. Dawna first got involved with rescue when she started caring for a small colony of feral cats at her husband’s auto shop. Also, it seemed every stray dog seemed to seek her out for help, to the point where one day she opened her backyard gate to find a small dog sitting outside her gate staring at her as if to say “I have been waiting here for you, where have you been?”. Dawna joined FRAs in 2011 and in 2013 was elected President. Dawna is also a member of the Rowlett Animal Shelter Advisory Board. Dawna is married to her best friend and together they have 4 loving pets they spoil rotten.

Heather Moynihan

Vice President

Heather Moynihan grew up in Southern California and made her way out to DFW in 2009, and in late 2009 moved to her residence in Rowlett.  Being passionate about her own animals, 2 dogs – Sampson and Sunny – and 1 cat Delilah, Heather decided in 2013 to start helping the homeless animals in her community.  Heather found Friends of Rowlett Animals on Facebook, and started helping at the Rowlett Animal Shelter during their photo sessions and offsite events.  She was elected Vice President of FRAs in 2014 and has been helping the organization expand and grow ever since.

Kathy Papenmeier


Kathy is the CEO of 2Pandas Accounting and Consulting.  She first got involved in animal welfare in the Chicagoland area, and continued after her move with her family to Texas in 2015.  Kathy’s two cats came from local Texas shelters, and she was interested in doing more for the Rowlett shelter. Kathy is able to give back to and be involved in her community via her rescue volunteer activities.

Kim Dobbs


Kim Dobbs has been in corporate banking for 24 years and a Rowlett resident for 17 years.  She currently has 3 fur-babies that are her heart that were all rescues from very bad situations.  Kim became involved with FRAs when a friend invited her to help with a pet supplies donation drive FRAs was doing after the 12/26/15 tornado destroyed so much of our city.  So many people lost everything so not only were they displaced, their precious pets were too.   Kim is a huge lover and advocate for animals so FRAs was the natural fit for her calling, and she has recently joined the FRAs Board to further assist our organization.

Lisa Smith

Member at Large

Lisa Smith has been a prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office since 1994. She began rescue work with Doberman Rescue of North Texas back in 2000. During her years with DRNT, she and her husband fostered numerous dogs, assisted with the rescue’s newsletter, and trained resident rescue dogs. Lisa began studying animal behavior in 2001 and has since trained dogs in obedience, therapy work, agility, and flyball. She served on the District Attorney’s Office Animal Cruelty Unit in 2013-14. Lisa began volunteering for Friends of Rowlett Animals in 2015. She works with the shelter dogs on behavior issues, assists adopters with training, and trains new volunteers on how to handle and train shelter dogs.

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