Our Team

Board of Directors


At Large


2021 Fall Semester

  • Carli Frey, Public Administration/Political Science, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
  • Justine Gibbons, University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • Andrea Nadolny, Ohio State Academy in partnership with John Glenn College of Public Affairs

2021 Summer Semester

  • Emily Fisher, Journalism/Political Science at Northwestern University
  • Lilah Foley, Nonprofit Management, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
  • Taylor Gyurko, Ohio State Academy in partnership with John Glenn College of Public Affairs

2021 Spring Semester

  • Yasmin Gingerich, Para-legal Certification, Columbus State Community College
  • Hannah Zoldesy, Nonprofit Management, John Glenn College of Public Affairs



  • Cheri Brown, a retired teacher from Larry Larson Middle School, Grandview OH
  • Krista Hyme, a kindergarten teacher at Johnnycake Corners Elementary School, Galena OH
  • Michelle Kulewicz, a librarian at Steward Elementary School, Columbus, OH

Human-Animal Bond

  • Kristina Allwood, LISW-S, Manager, Adult Protective Services Division, Ohio’s University Consortium for Child and Adult Services, and State Coordinator for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program
  • Troy Gregorino, a doctoral candidate in Counselors Education and Supervision at the University of the Cumberlands.
  • 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


  • Mark Bamberger, Esq. Ph.D., criminal defense, civil litigation and animal welfare law, Dayton, OH
  • Pete Precario, Esq., nonprofit, environmental, and animal welfare law, Columbus OH
  • Kyle Silvers, Esq., medical malpractice and animal welfare law, Toledo OH

Public Relations

  • Donna Miller, retired Plain Dealer staff reporter, Medina, OH
  • Jack Shaner, former Deputy Director and Senior Director of Legislative and Public Affairs at the Ohio Environmental Council, Columbus, OH

Resource Development

  • Kristan Finn, Communications Specialist at GSW Advertising, Columbus, OH
  • Rachael Moore, Hilliard City Schools, Columbus, OH
  • Bridget Szuminsky, Blue Hour Social Founder, Atlanta, GA
  • Dana Textoris, Managing Director at GrantsPlus, Cleveland, OH
  • Niki Williams, RESCUEDOhio and Financial Analyst, Asset Strategies Group, Columbus, OH


  • Dr. Alba Gonzalez, Director of the Rascal Unit Mobile Clinic/Animal Hospital, Masters in Forensic Psychology (in process), Dublin, Ohio