Pet Partners CMODavid E. Williams, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Linda Dicus with Kalei
Executive Assistant
Pet Partners staffChris Calabro with Oscar & Heidi
Director of Technology
Allison B. Younger with Panda
National Director of Communications & Digital Platforms
Pet Partners staffJackie Vasquez Theodorakis with Tova, Walter & Reba
National Director of Field Relations
Pet Partners staffTaylor Johnson, Ph.D. with Bronx, Ivy, Rex & Harlem
National Director of Field Relations
Elisabeth Van Every with Kaga
Elisabeth Van Every with Kaga
Communications & Outreach Coordinator

Therapy Animal Program

Jesse and RoadieJesse Haas with Roadie
National Director, Programs
Felice Nightengale with Spook
Learning Administrator
Kate Pitroff with La Llorona
Senior Therapy Animal Program Coordinator
Teague Thomas with Baron 
Therapy Animal Program Coordinator
Lisa Zeiner with Kit & Macy
Evaluator/Instructor Support Specialist
Moira Smith with Wayne
Evaluator/Instructor Support Specialist
Katherine Ketter
Senior Program Support Specialist

Development & Strategic Partnerships

Traci Pryor with Frisco
Chief Development Officer
Mary Bohmke with Sharon & Ty Bear
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 with Simba & Charlie
Director of Finance

staff-MarcMarc Courtmanch with Dolly & Nemo
Staff Accountant

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Michael SappBoard Chair
Michael Sapp

Senior Vice President, Buying


Julie LawlessBoard Vice Chair
Julie Lawless

VP, Corporate Affairs and Administration
Elanco Animal Health


Dana BrooksTreasurer
Dana Brooks

President & CEO
Pet Food Institute


Marcie Whichard





Diana KiriakidesImmediate Past Board Chair (Ex Officio)
Diana Kiriakides

Global Executive Recruitment



Board Members

Erik ArnoldErik Arnold
Chief Technology Officer
Microsoft Philanthropies



Chad Biagini 2Chad Biagini
Managing Director of North America
Nolan Partners




Reshma BishnoiReshma Bishnoi




Alicen Blair Pet PartnersAlicen Blair
Managing Partner
Boyden Global Executive Search




Michael Castagna Pet PartnersMichael Castagna, PharmD
MannKind Corporation





Doris DaifDoris Daif
Vice President, Member Benefits and Programs




Wilson P. Garone
Corporate V.P., CFO, Global Sales & Commercial Business
Microsoft Corporation




Julia Geffner
Vice President, Marketing
Best Friends Pet Hotel




Jim Hedington Pet PartnersJim Hedington
Director, Global Executive Recruiting
Starbucks Coffee Company



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



Jeff Keune

Jeff Keune 
Truthpoint Consulting Group LLC




Brett LauterBrett Lauter
Morris 4×4




Angel MayAngel May
Senior Manager Corporate Communications
Mars Petcare US



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



Mike MossholderMike Mossholder
Chief Business Officer
Vision Venture Partners




Jon PerschJon Persch with Prince
Vice President Strategic Partnerships
Tribeca Enterprises




MPriceMichael Price
Price Management




Marc Scarduffa
Vice President Government Relations & Public Affairs
Pfizer Inc.



Brian Schwartz
Venture Partner
Extol Capital




Lori Ware
Vice President Project Accounting & Financial Services
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians


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