CENTRAL POINT, OR ‒ In late November, Elizabeth (Beth) Cincotta joined Dogs for Better Lives’ (DBL) Regional Advisory Board (RAB) – Northeast. The Regional Advisory Board – Northeast was DBL’s second chapter to launch this past January. The Regional Advisory Board – Pacific Northwest launched in 2019 and the Regional Advisory Board – California started up this past August.
With the addition of Beth, the Regional Advisory Board – Northeast now includes seven members, with diverse backgrounds of expertise, across four states including Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.
“We’re excited to see the Regional Advisory Board – Northeast continue to grow, and are pleased to have Beth joining,” stated CEO Bryan Williams. “With her marketing and service dog background, we know Beth’s valued contributions will shortly begin to elevate DBL, while truly benefiting our amazing dogs and clients.”
As DBL continues to grow and expand on its mission to better the lives of those with disabilities by pairing them with life-changing Assistance Dogs, the Regional Advisory Boards are augmenting this focus by playing a key role in raising awareness and advocating for community support and education.
“As one of the newer Regional Advisory Boards, we’re excited to see the continued growth within our northeast chapter, stated RAB-NE Chair,” Blake Joh. “Beth’s expertise in marketing and past experience in the service dog sector will quickly become significant assets in supporting the advocacy and community outreach we are engaged with in the northeast.”
The Regional Advisory Boards are comprised of like-minded individuals that share a passion for DBL’s mission, dogs, and giving back to people with disabilities in their communities. Members are engaged in helping to market the mission of DBL, participating in outreach events, as well as planning and fundraising through a variety of initiatives. One of the primary focuses for the Regional Advisory Boards is the promotion of volunteer opportunities at DBL, particularly the puppy raiser and fostering programs, among others.
“I am excited to join Dog for Better Lives’ Regional Advisory Board – Northeast, as I have seen firsthand the incredible benefit that Assistance Dogs have in the lives of people they are matched with,” stated Beth Cincotta. “From young kids with autism to people with hearing impairment, dogs offer amazing independence and support.”
With the support and guidance of Regional Advisory Boards in the Pacific Northwest, Northeast, and California, DBL will host signature events nationally around National Service Dog Month (September), Puppy Love (February), and their inaugural event – Bone AppeTREAT (May). Eventually, DBL ‘s long term vision is to establish Regional Advisory Boards across the country, working to support each of the Dogs for Better Lives’ planned five regions.
Headquartered in Central Point, OR, and also operating as DBL’s West Coast Campus, DBL launched its Northeast Campus this past April, located in Falmouth, MA. Currently DBL has three regional satellite offices, located in Washington, California, and New Hampshire.
Elizabeth Cincotta has 15-years of experience in marketing, development, and communications. Having spent much of her career working for nonprofits, she has an appreciation for mission-driven organizations and the passion that motivates much of their nonprofit work.
Beth served as the Director of Marketing for another Assistance Dog organization, and later as the Vice President of Marketing and Development for an agency that assists people with disabilities, giving her unique insight that will prove useful for Dogs for Better Lives and the Regional Advisory Board – Northeast.
Currently, Beth serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Giving for Coastline Technologies, a managed IT company owned by her husband.
Beth, husband Gregory, and her two young boys reside near the Falmouth campus of Dogs for Better Lives. A goofy Golden Retriever named Tuukka and two black cats named Smidge and Dr. Claw complete their family.
“I love how Dogs for Better Lives uses both purpose-bred and shelter dogs,” stated Beth. “Saving the lives of shelter dogs and giving them new purpose is just another thing to celebrate.”
In addition to further growing the Northeast chapter, DBL is continuing to look for new members to join the Pacific Northwest and California chapters. To learn more about the Regional Advisory Boards and to submit your application for consideration, please visit: https://dogsforbetterlives.org/regional-advisory-board/.