Board of Directors

Our most valuable strategic asset, our Board of Directors includes leaders in education, finance, philanthropy and science.

Debra S. Fair

Debra S. Fair

Vice President, Corporate Affairs Mars Petcare US, Inc. Franklin, TN

Debra Fair is vice president of corporate affairs for Mars Petcare US and is responsible for leading strategic external and internal communications initiatives.

Suzi Goldsmith

Suzi Goldsmith

Chairman of the Board Tri County Humane Society Manalapan, FL

Andrea Ledford, MBA

Andrea Ledford, MBA

Chief HR Officer, NCR Corporation New York, NY

Prior to her current position, Ms. Ledford served as NCR’s vice president of Human Resources for the Asia-Pacific region and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Bill Abbott

Bill Abbott

President & CEO Crown Media Family Networks

John Payne

John Payne

CEO and Founder of Pet Health Innovations, LLC

Elizabeth A. Lyman, MA

Elizabeth A. Lyman, MA

SVP & Managing Dir. Corp. Communications Group Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ New York, NY

Ms. Lyman has served as Director of Executive Communications for Union Bank; Senior Speechwriter and Executive Communications Manager of Technology Solutions Group for Hewlett-Packard;

J. Michael (Mike) McFarland, DVM, DABVP

J. Michael (Mike) McFarland, DVM, DABVP

Chief Veterinary Medical Officer – US Operations, Pfizer Animal Health, Madison, NJ

Dr. McFarland is the Senior Medical Advisor on the US Operations Leadership Team and Chair of the US Veterinary Leadership Team.

Mabel McKinney-Browning, EdD (Vice Chair)

Mabel McKinney-Browning, EdD (Vice Chair)

Director, Division for Public Education American Bar Association Chicago, IL

Dr. McKinney-Browning joined the American Bar Association in 1979 and has served its public education program in various positions.

Lois Pope

Lois Pope

The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Delray Beach, FL

Mrs. Pope co-founded the Disabled Veterans' LIFE Memorial Foundation, leading a successful campaign to erect the first Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Candy Spelling

Candy Spelling

Author, Producer & Philanthropist

Candy Spelling, author of the bestseller, STORIES FROM CANDYLAND (hardcover published by St. Martin’s Press, April 2009; trade paperback in April 2010), had a 50-year hiatus from writing.

Michael A. Steinig, Esq.

Michael A. Steinig, Esq.

Partner Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Washington, D.C.

Mr. Steinig is a partner in Pillsbury Winthrop's Global Sourcing group, representing clients in their most critical strategic initiatives.

William L. Sutton, Jr., J.D.

William L. Sutton, Jr., J.D.

Executive Director, Head of Philanthropic Services, U.S. UBS Financial Services Inc. Atlanta, GA

Bill enhances philanthropic giving at UBS through new services, strategic consulting and leading administrative, educational and networking programs.

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