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 Specialist

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
Lisa Zeiner with Kit & Macy
Senior Evaluator/Instructor Support Specialist
Moira Smith with Wayne
Evaluator/Instructor Support Specialist
Katherine Ketter | Pet PartnersKatherine Ketter with Smedley
Therapy Animal Program Coordinator
Charis TarbettCharis Tarbett with Orsa 
Learning Experience Manager
Katie Lowdon with RoloKatie Lowdon with Rolo
Manager, Volunteer Experience
Colleen Stoner with MaceyColleen Stoner with Macey
Program Support Specialist

Julia Heath | Pet Partners
Julia Heath with Juju
Program Support Specialist

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

Lesley Turner and GuyLesley Turner with Guy
Executive Director
Tedd Rosenfeld | Pet Partners
Tedd Rosenfeld with Hank & Molly
Program Manager


Ashley DrewAshley Drew with Cupcake 
Executive Director
Emily Magnuson | Pet PartnersEmily Magnuson
Program Manager
Meghan RothschildMeghan Rothschild with Remi
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
Nolan Partners

Alicen Blair
Principal, Global Consumer Practice
Korn Ferry International

Mary Craig, DVM
Gentle Goodbye Veterinary Hospice

Doris Daif
Vice President, Member Benefits and Programs

Wilson P. Garone
Seattle University

Julia Geffner

Sophie L. Gibson
Founder & CEO
VIVO360, Inc.

Jeff Keune 
Senior Vice President, Food Service & Innovation

Angel May
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Kay D. Mooney, FSA, MAAA

Mike Mossholder
Chief Marketing & Revenue Officer
Haslam Sports Group

Stan Owens
Division Vice President, US Sales
Spectrum Brands

Milton Pappas

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

Zenithson Ng, DVM, MS, DABVP
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine

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, DACVIM
Ontario Veterinary College, Department of Pathobiology
University of Guelph

Melissa Y. Winkle, OTR/L, FAOTA, CPDT-KA
Animal Assisted Interventions International
Dogwood Therapy Services