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To ensure balanced representation between the state, local, national and private sector members and the various disciplines,the coalition will have 3 Co-Chairs. The Co-Chairs will plan meeting agendas, facilitate meetings and conference calls and provide general leadership to the coalition. Co-chairs will be elected at each annual meeting.



2016 Co-Chairs

Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh, Chester County (PA) Sheriff’s Office

Mark Kumpf, CAWA, Director, Montgomery County Animal Resource Center

April Doherty, Paralegal and Lead Investigator – Animal Abuse Unit, State’s Attorney’s Office of Baltimore County

Work Groups

Police-Involved Dog Encounters

Chair: Randall Lockwood, ASPCA

Co-Chairs: Jim Crosby, Mark Kumpf, and Scott Heiser

Roll Call Trainings

Chair: Ashley Mauceri, HSUS

Co-Chairs: Sherry Ramsey, April Doherty


Chair: Marylou Randour, Animal Welfare Institute

Co-Chairs: Dan DeSousa, Mark Kumpf 

Executive Board Members

Phil Arkow, Coordinator – National Link Coalition

Nancy Blaney, Senior Policy – Advisor Animal Welfare Institute

Chris Brosan, Subject Matter Expert

Keith Cain, Sheriff – Daviess County Sheriff’s Office (Subject Matter Expert)

Ann Chynoweth, Senior Director Animal Cruelty and Fighting Campaign – HSUS

Jennie Cortes Price, Senior Deputy Chief – International Association of Auxiliary Volunteer Fire Fighters

Dan DeSousa, National Animal Care & Control Association

Gary Edwards, Executive Director CEO – National Native American Law Enforcement Association

Chris Green, American Bar Association

Scotlund Haisley, President & Founder – Animal Rescue Corps

George Harding, Executive Director – National Animal Care & Control Association

Scott Heiser Sr., Attorney & Director, Criminal Justice Program – Animal Legal Defense Fund

Nicole Herft, Chair – Animal Law Guild

Dave LaBahn, Executive Director – Association of Prosecuting Attorneys

Randall Lockwood, Senior Vice President Forensic Sciences – ASPCA

Josh Loigman, Student Member

Robert Lowery, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Lisa Lunghofer, PhD, Director, Human-Animal Programs – Animals & Society Institute

Diane Pedulla, Director, Regulatory Affairs – American Psychological Association

Allie Phillips, Director, National Center for Prosecution of Animal Abuse – NDAA

Núria Querol, Director, Subject Matter Expert

Justin Scally, National Director, American Humane Association

Barbara Shaffer, Senior Director of Chapter Services – Prevent Child Abuse America

John Thompson, Deputy Executive Director – National Sheriffs’ Association

Tracey Thompson, Subject Matter Expert

Diana Webster, President – Native America Humane Society

Michelle Welch, Assistant Attorney General – Commonwealth of Virginia Office of the Attorney General

Charlene Whitman, Associate Attorney Advisor – AEquitas

Esperanza Zuniga, Program Manager – RedRover


“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.”

Albert Einstein



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