meet the team

a 100% volunteer organization – helping people care for special needs pets

Julianne Whitelaw with Pac and Wishbone

Julianne Whitelaw
Executive Director and Board President

Julianne Whitelaw is Wishbone’s service human. She started the Wishbone Foundation in 2021 and is Board President and Executive Director. She is a mother of three, a runner, reader, and mountain explorer. She has worked in Silicon Valley for over 25 years and is currently a senior director at Intel. Previously, Julianne was on the Board of Directors of the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame and the South Valley Running Club where she served as president.

Jillian Dent and Roscoe

Jillian Dent
Board Vice President

Originally from Liverpool, England, Jillian has lived in the United States for almost 22 years. She is passionate about her grandchildren, animals, and soccer. She volunteers for a local rescue group and is currently fostering a litter of German Shepherds for them. Jillian has three 3 dogs. Magoo the puggle has been blind since he was 10 weeks old, but he doesn’t know he’s blind. Benji is 12 and was found in very poor shape at about 6 months old wandering a local street. Lulu is an 8-pound Maltese who thinks she’s a Rottweiler.

Carrie Perez with her husband Chase, son Asher, and Buster

Carrie Perez
Board Treasurer

Carrie Perez is mom to Buster (10 year old mini-Aussie) and Asher (2 year old human). She started with the Wishbone Foundation from inception in 2021 as a Board Member. Carrie loves outdoor adventures with her family including camping, hiking, running, paddle boarding, and fresh fruit picking, She is currently a relationship manager with Wells Fargo’s Commercial Bank in Portland, OR. Carrie is also involved with Commercial Real Estate Women Portland and Women on Boards.

Connor Whitelaw and Oreo

Connor Whitelaw
Social Media and Brand Manager

Connor Whitelaw is an extremely creative recent graduate of UC Berkeley. He led the creation of our brand and marketing assets and continues to volunteer his time running all our socials. He also helps with administration and any number of random requests to keep our little operation running. Connor loves his cat Oreo more than just about anything in the world.