Pet Partners CMODavid E. Williams, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Linda Dicus with Kalei
Executive Assistant

Information Technology

Pet Partners staffChris Calabro with Oscar & Heidi
Director of Technology
Felice Nightengale with Spook
Technical Program Manager

Communications & Marketing

Allison Younger with Panda
National Director of Communications & Digital Platforms
Elisabeth Van Every with Kaga
Elisabeth Van Every with Kaga
Communications & Outreach Coordinator

Animal Assisted Interventions Advancement

Pet Partners staffTaylor Chastain, PhD with Bronx, Ivy, Rex & Harlem
National Director of AAI Advancement

Therapy Animal Program

Jesse and RoadieJesse Haas with Roadie
National Director, Programs
Kate Pitroff with La Llorona
Senior Therapy Animal Program Coordinator
Teague Thomas with Baron 
Therapy Animal Program Coordinator
Lisa Zeiner with Kit & Macy
Senior Evaluator/Instructor Support Specialist
Moira Smith with Wayne
Evaluator/Instructor Support Specialist
Katherine Ketter 
Senior Program Support Specialist
Charis TarbettCharis Tarbett with Orsa 
Learning Experience Manager
Katie Lowdon with RoloKatie Lowdon with Rolo
Manager, Volunteer Experience

Development & Strategic Partnerships

Traci Pryor with Frisco
Chief Development Officer
Mary Bohmke with SharonMary Bohmke with Sharon
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Brynna Morgan | Pet PartnersBrynna Morgan with Bentley
Philanthropy Manager

Katie Kasten with Scully
Katie Kasten with Scully
Strategic Partnerships Manager


Teresa Starr | Pet PartnersTeresa Starr with Simba & Charlie
Director of Finance

staff-MarcMarc Courtmanch with Dolly & Nemo
Staff Accountant


Southern California

Kevin Lian | Pet PartnersKevin Lian with Indy
Executive Director
Tedd Rosenfeld | Pet PartnersTedd Rosenfeld with Hank & Molly
Program Manager


Ashley DrewAshley Drew with Cupcake
Executive Director
Emily Magnuson | Pet Partners
Emily Magnuson
Program Manager

North Texas

Sharyn CaseySharyn Casey with Brodeur
Executive Director
Carrie AtkinsonCarrie Atkinson with Howie, Simon,Woody, & Sydney Roo
Program Manager


Elle UllumElle Ullum with Margaux 
Executive Director
Jessica HiltnerJessica Hiltner with Ragnar & Fozzie
Program Manager

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Board Chair
Michael Sapp

Board Vice Chair
Julie Lawless

VP, Corporate Affairs and Administration
Elanco Animal Health

Dana Brooks

President & CEO
Pet Food Institute

Marcie Whichard
VP of Professional and Community Relations
North American Veterinary Community

Board Members

Brandon Antin
VP of Social Responsibility & Innovation
VCA Inc.

Chad Biagini
Managing Director of North America
Nolan Partners

Alicen Blair
Managing Partner
Boyden Global Executive Search

Doris Daif
Vice President, Member Benefits and Programs

Wilson P. Garone
Seattle University

Julia Geffner
Vice President, Marketing
Best Friends Pet Hotel

Jim Hedington
Director, Global Executive Recruiting
Starbucks Coffee Company

Janice Kapner
Executive Vice President of Communications & Community Engagement
T-Mobile US, Inc.

Jeff Keune 

Angel May

Kay D. Mooney, FSA, MAAA
Vice President, Well-being
CVS Health

Mike Mossholder
Chief Business Officer
Vision Venture Partners

Stan Owens
Division Vice President, US Sales
Spectrum Brands

Jon Persch
Chief Commercial Officer
Major League Rugby

Michael Price
Price Management

Marc Scarduffa

Brian Schwartz
Venture Partner
Extol Capital

Human-Animal Bond Advisory Board (HABAB)


Aubrey Fine, Ed.D
Professor of Education
Cal State Polytechnic

HABAB Members

Sandra B. Barker, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Bill Balaban Chair in Human-Animal Interaction, Center Director
School of Medicine Center for Human-Animal Interaction, Virginia Commonwealth University

Peter C. Canning, PhD

Mary Craig, DVM
Gentle Goodbye

Steve Dale, CABC
Steve Dale’s Pet World, LLC

Steven L. Feldman
Executive Director
Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation

Lisa M. Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACVN
Professor of Veterinary Nutrition
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University

Nancy R. Gee, PhD
WALTHAM HAI Research Manager
Department of Psychology
SUNY, Fredonia

Maggie O’Haire, PhD
Assistant Professor of Human-Animal Interaction
Purdue University

Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH
Director, Center for One Health Research
University of Washington

Leslie Stewart, PhD, LPC
Assistant Professor
Idaho State University

Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DipACVIM
Ontario Veterinary College, Department of Pathobiology
University of Guelph

Melissa Y. Winkle, OTR/L
Animal Assisted Interventions International
Dogwood Therapy Services