Our Team

Board of Directors


At Large



  • Cheri Brown, a retired teacher from Larry Larson Middle School, Columbus OH
  • Ellen Graham, a retired teacher from Jackson Middle School, Grove City OH
  • Michelle Kulewicz, a librarian at Steward Elementary School, Columbus, OH.

Human-Animal Bond

  • Dr. Janet Hoy-Gerlach, LISW-S, PhD, Associate Professor, Social Work Program, University of Toledo
  •  Dr. Aviva Vincent, LMSW, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Mandell School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
  • Troy Gregorino, a doctoral candidate in Counselors Education and Supervision at the University of the Cumberlands.


  • Pete Precario, Esq., nonprofit, environmental, and animal welfare law, Columbus OH
  • Kyle Silvers, Esq., medical malpractice and animal welfare, Toledo OH

Resource Development

  • Dana Textoris, Managing Director at GrantsPlus, Cleveland, OH
  • Kristan Finn, Communications Specialist at GSW Advertising, Columbus, OH


  • Dr. Joanna Reen, Director of Licking County TNR, Inc.