Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for driving policy and growth, making decisions based on AP charter, promoting AP values and community engagement.  Assisting staff and volunteers.

Our Founder

Barb Windgassen began Anthem Pets in 2005 to help pets like these. She invested everything that she possibly could and with the help and generosity of the community, Anthem Pets has become what it is today: A 501 (c)(3) volunteer rescue with many years of valued and trusted service in Anthem.


Adam –

For as long as I can remember I always had pets in the house. After 14 years we had recently lost out dog, this sparked my desire to do more with animals. There are endless amounts of animals who are lost or just need a home for someone to love and take care of them. Words can not express the joy it brings me when we find that forever home for one of our cats or dogs. Most people say that they rescue animals, I truly believe they rescue us.


Cat Adoption Coordinator

Heather –

I have always had a love for animals and would bring home strays.  This led me to work in the pet industry for 11 years after college.  When I moved back to Arizona, I wanted to get more involved since my kids were older and found Anthem Pets.  I received my first foster cats in June of 2018.  48 fosters later anthem pets have become like family.  I love being able to give cats a second chance at a wonderful life.