Wings of Rescue is a 501(c)3 charity founded in 2012, that flies at-risk pets from natural disasters and overcrowded shelters to shelters with empty kennel space and where no local shelter pets are displaced by our flights. Since our inception we have flown over 35,000 pets to safety. Our Board of Directors consists of:
Ric Browde, President & CEO, Ric has been a shelter volunteer and animal activist in Los Angeles since 2003 and joined Wings of Rescue in 2014 – becoming a Board Member in 2015. Ric’s background includes being a musician, record producer, songwriter and arranger earning platinum albums with Poison, Joan Jett and Ted Nugent among others. He also wrote the novel “While I’m Dead…Feed the Dog” which was recently turned into a movie. Ric has lived in various locations across the United States and Europe and currently resides in Beverly Hills California with his wife Holly and their pack of rescue dogs and cats.
Fera Mostow – Legal Counsel and Board Member. Originally from Chicago, Fera has been practicing law in California (and is also licensed to practice law in Illinois and Nevada), for 35 years, first as an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service, and later as an entertainment lawyer for Paramount Pictures and the Walt Disney Studios. She also has a masters degree in psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. After retiring from Disney, Fera was the lead administrator for the Palm Springs Animal Shelter Veterinary Clinic for five years. Fera joined Wings of Rescue in August 2015 and was made a member of the Board of Directors of Wings in December of 2016. Fera lives in Indio California with her three cats – Arthur, Doodles and Abigail.
Damian Cross – CFO/COO, Chief Pilot. Originally from New Zealand, Damian has been flying planes since he was a 10 years old. He was an Investment Banker for almost 20 years before deciding to become a full time professional pilot founding Crosslink Aviation – a leader in Pilatus PC-12 aircraft management and pilot training. He also flies a Bombardier Global Express for Jet Edge International based in Van Nuys. Damian has been flying missions for Wings of Rescue since 2015 when he became Chief Pilot, and a Board Member in 2016. Damian has two rescue cats, Snowy and Cinny, from the Carson Shelter in Los Angeles.
Please note that Yehuda Netanel and Cindy Smith are no longer associated with Wings of Rescue