Dr. Kim Bercovitz, DVM
President & Secretary
Dr. Kim Bercovitz has been on the board of EAC since 2012. She is an East Bay native, and owns her own veterinary practice in Castro Valley, Castro Valley Companion Animal Hospital. She attended University of California at Davis where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Ever the local gal, she returned to Castro Valley to establish her practice in the field, helping animals and their human caretakers alike.
Dr. B, as her clients like to call her, lives in Castro Valley with her husband, two children, and their dog. Dr. B enjoys camping, reading with her book group, and spending quality time with her “fur” and “not-furred” kids.
Vice President & Treasurer
Rahn joined our board in 2018. His initial involvement with EAC was based on his desire to develop a docuseries. In the last year, he decided to retire after nearly 20 years at Valley Water causing him to ask, What do you do when you quit your day job? Of course, you produce the docuseries! It was time for Rahn to use his gifts, talents, skills, and resources to make a difference. His background in film, commercials, industrials, TV, and voiceover through the years prepared him for the project. Since then the rapid pace of pre-production and principal photography for the Dogs on Duty: The Doguseries featuring EAC has kept him very busy.
Rahn and his wife live in California’s Gold Country not far from Yosemite National Park and enjoy the opportunity for various outdoor activities that the area has to offer. When not working on projects, they are involved in church and ministry ventures. What’s next? Maybe a podcast on service dogs.
Emma joined the board in January 2022 but has been connected to Early Alert Canines since 2013 when she was placed with her Diabetic Alert Dog, Fleur. Emma brings both a client perspective as well as a medical perspective to the board. She earned a Masters of Science in Nursing from Yale University and works as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Women's Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center that is a part of Santa Cruz Community Health. While at Yale, Emma completed the diabetes management concentration, received a plant-based nutrition certificate from e-Cornell, and helped to lead a lecture series and activist group on social and health justice within the New Haven community. Currently, she is working on obtaining board certification in Advanced Diabetes Management from the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. She provides patient care in both Spanish and English and is always working on expanding her language skills.
Fleur has accompanied Emma through the last two years of her Bachelor's degree, two cross-country moves, her Master's degree, and countless plane rides and travel adventures. Throughout their partnership, Fleur has proven her worth again and again by skillfully alerting her despite a busy, and often chaotic, environment. At their current place of work, Fleur will often alert co-workers if Emma is in an exam room and needs to tend to her blood sugar levels.
During her free time, Emma leads an active life outdoors through trail running, cycling, and swimming and balances it all with baking fresh sourdough and creating new vegan recipes in the kitchen. While Emma is out adventuring, Fleur enjoys some time off at home basking in the sun and asking for belly rubs.
Breanne has had type 1 diabetes since she was 4 years old and has worked with Diabetic Alert Dogs since 2006. Breanne had the joy of partnering with an amazing Diabetic Alert dog throughout college, getting married, and even welcoming two babies into her "pack"! She is dedicated to supporting individuals and families in their journey with diabetes.
Breanne currently works as a Pediatric Emergency Registered Nurse at a Level One Trauma center. She spent more than ten years working in clinical research with a focus on artificial pancreas technology, pediatric diabetes technology use, and public health. She is an alumnus of the University of California, Davis, having received her Bachelors in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior in 2008, and a Master's of Nursing Science in 2019. She is thrilled to serve on the board of directors for this dynamic organization!
Biography Coming Soon...
Council of Advisors
Garrett Bock - Former Board Member
Jason Guthrie - Board President 2019-2021
Kathy Limon - VSP Vision
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