About Us


Our Leadership

Joan Wenk - Founder
Dennis Castiglione -  Executive Director
Philip Wenk, PhD, MBA - Trustee
Stacie  Wenk - Trustee
Lewis Wenk - Trustee
John Herman, CPA - Trustee


Our Programs

Pawsitive Steps is a program developed by the Wenk Family Charitable Foundation to create an opportunity for "at promise" teens to care for, nurture and work positively with "at promise" animals. The program was established in July 2018 with young men selected from the Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility working with animals at Rescue Village,  an animal welfare agency in Geauga County (near Cleveland, Ohio). 

To learn how you can contribute to this program, please reach out via our CONTACT US page!