Our Leaders

Our Leadership


Jennifer Brause, Founder and Executive Director

Karen Broughton, Director of Finance and Human Resources

Bailey Deacon, Director of Community Engagement 

Dr. Bobbie Mammato, DVM, MPH, Director of Veterinary Medicine

Lisa Morabito, Director of Operations

Debra Rahl, Director of Special Projects


Katelyn Churchwell, Assistant Director of Operations

Tami Gosheff, Assistant Director of Community Engagement

Dana Hersl, Assistant Director of Veterinary Services

Kenny Horman, Assistant Director of Community Programs

Cody Auxier, Veterinary Technician Manager

Anna Battle, Programs Manager

Marc Brown, Community Resource Manager

Jillian Chapman, Community Cats Program Manager

Mike Davis, Offsite Adoption Manager

Matthew Fazzino, Training and Enrichment Manager

Claire Jensen, Executive Office Administrator

Amanda Nastalski, Surgery Manager

Noelle Patterson, Events Manager

Kaley Scherer, Animal Care Manager

Alex Ward, Grants Manager


Board of Directors


Chair: Alicia L. Shelton, Esq., Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Past Chair: Kathy Harvey, Founder and President, Harvey Agency

Vice-Chair: Dr. Jay McDonnell, DACVIM, Veterinary Neurology and Imaging of the Chesapeake

Treasurer: Katherine Turner, Financial Software Consultant, Kaufman, Hall & Associates LLC

Secretary: Joe De Francis, Retired, former CEO of the Maryland Jockey Club  


Eric Bernthal, Retired attorney, Lantham & Watkins, former board chair, HSUS

Frank D. Boston, III, Esq., Law Offices of Frank D. Boston, III

Jennifer Brause, Founder and Executive Director, BARCS

Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Baltimore City Health Commissioner

Dr. Paul Fox, DMV and Practice Owner, Mount Carmel Animal Hospital 

Don Rae, Partner of Saul, Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr, LLP

Janice Silvers, Retired Teacher

Julianne Tarver, Esq., Maryland Legal Aid 

Maria Wieters