OAA welcomes aboard Alana Van Gundy and  Steffanie Sanchez as our new at-large Board members.  Alana is a former professor of criminal justice and just graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.  Alana’s experiences with battered women, survivors of sexual, domestic, and workplace violence, and women who are incarcerated led her to leave her position to work on legislation focused on the link between human and animal cruelty, animal and human rights violations, and protecting human and animal survivors of abuse.  Alana will work with OAA on pet protective legislation, trainings and the expansion of safe havens across the state for pet victims of domestic violence.  Steffanie brings a wealth of business, marketing, and communications expertise in the animal welfare world, and will assist us in evolving our communications platforms with our partners, target audiences, and the public.  We are so lucky to have Krista and Steffanie join our Board!