Amanda founded Project Minnie in 2012 and hopes to someday expand its services to include more veterinary care and an adoption program. She is actively working to expand Project Minnie by partnering with local organizations and building our volunteer program. She cares deeply about animals and enjoys spending time with her furry companions, Clara and Lucy.

MATTHEW TOSCANO, Chief Operating Advisor, Medical Advisor and Board Member

Mat joined the board in 2018 and is excited to be a part of Project Minnie’s progressive mission. After working in an animal shelter in upstate New York, he realized his passion for animal welfare and desire to improve conditions for homeless and shelter animals. Currently, Mat works for a non-profit within underserved communities providing basic veterinary care and spay/neuter services to community members. He lives in LA with his wife, two adopted dogs and rescue parakeets. 

the team


Mary Ann joined the board in 2014. She has two spoiled Abyssinian rescue guinea pigs, Pearl and Ruby, and a thriving marketing business. In addition to wanting to help animals enjoy better lives, she likes steep hikes, blowouts and the Florida Gators–not necessarily in that order.

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Project Minnie is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. EIN 47-2207692