Staff & Board



Catherine “Annie” Magnant with Bailey
President & CEO
Linda Dicus with Kalei
Executive Assistant
Chris Calabro with Oscar and Heidi
Director of Technology

Therapy Animal Program

Mary Margaret Callahan with Mimi
Senior National Director, Program Development
Felice Nightengale with Spook
Learning Administrator
Lisa Zeiner with Kit and Macy
Instructor/Evaluator Support Specialist
Kate Pitroff with La Llorona
Program Operations Coordinator
Elisabeth Van Every with Kaga and Drina Program Operations Coordinator
Deborah Carr with Mr. Parker, Thomas and William
National Program Educator
PattiAnderson-and-TanzaniaPatti Anderson with Tanzania
National Program Educator
Patricia Tirrell with Jade
National Program Educator
LaureMacConnell-and-RemyLauré MacConnell with Remy
National Program Educator

Development & Strategic Partnerships

Traci Pryor with Frisco
Senior Director, National Strategic Partnerships
Mary Bohmke with Sharon and Ty Bear
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Jeffrey Brodzinski with Rugby
Manager, Individual Giving
IMG_0558Sheryl Bryner with Attica
Development Coordinator


Glen Miller with Hitchcock
National Director, Communications, Media and Publications
Amanda Pleshaw with Nalah
Marketing, PR & Social Media Coordinator


Teresa Starr with Simba and Charlie
Interim Director of Finance

2015 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Board Chair
Mary Craig, DVM, MBA

Gentle Goodbye Veterinary Hospice

Board Vice Chair
Diana Kiriakides

Vice President of Talent Acquisition – North America

Michael Sapp

Vice President of Merchandising

Laird Pisto


Immediate Past Board Chair

Brenda Bax
Marketing & Business Strategist

Board Members

Alison Andrew
Chief Marketing Officer

Jack Barron, Jr.
Central Oregon Community College

Chad Biagini
Managing Director & Southwest Practice Leader
Harvard Group International

Lisa Burby
Vice President, Brand Marketing, Planning & Integration
Wyndham Vacation Ownership

Aubrey Fine, EdD
Professor of Education
Cal State Polytechnic

Ryan Granard
Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure & Operations
Adobe Systems, Inc.

Brad Kehm
Global Sales Director – Tennis
Nike, Inc.

Derrick Kraemer

Mike Mossholder
Executive Vice President, Global Marketing Partnerships
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

Stacey Neu
Sr. Vice President, Human Resources
Spectrum Brands, Inc.

David Peart
General Manager
ROOT Sports Southwest

Michael Price
Price Management