Contact Us

Emergency contact information for CMDART Call 508-854-0100

Central Massachusetts Disaster Animal Response Team, Inc. Phones: Message line 508-803-1989, press # – Fax: 508-476-3531

Direct office # 508-476-2873


CMDART does not self-deploy. We only respond to calls from established Emergency Response Organizations. We are dedicated to our local community of Central Massachusetts, but have responded across state lines and nationally. We are a disaster, emergency response organization and generally do not respond to general animal rescue incidents. That said, we can and do support local Animal Control if the need arises for incidents that overwhelm local resources and abilities.

We are currently seeking applications for volunteer Board member candidates and for the succession planning of our current Chairman and President.


 Please read more here.

JoAnn Griffin

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
President and Team Director
Contact with any organization, publicity
or liaison questions

Dee Clark

Membership Coordinator

Paula Hansel


Bridget Carney-Jagne


Melissa K






Training and Events Registrar
Contact Linda if you wish to sign up for future trainings or to help at public education events.

Directors January 2019:

Message line for volunteers and others 508-803-1989
Office line direct, non-emergency or 508-476-2873

JoAnn Griffin, LICSW
President/Team Director
Douglas, MA

Paula Hansel, Clerk
Pascoag, RI

Bridget Carney-Jayne, Treasurer

Pascoag, RI 

Dee Clark, Board of Directors and Membership Coordinator
Bellingham, MA

Melissa K
Douglas, Mass

Nino Restivo, BOD