Organization Affiliations:

  • Board of Directors American Humane, one of the oldest and most respected humane organizations in the nation; the mission is to protect children as well as animals. 2007 to present.
  • Board of Directors Winn Feline Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports health related studies about medical problems affecting cats, 2007 to present.
  • Co-Chair: Task Force on Companion Animals and Public Safety, auspices City of Chicago/ Alderman Gene Schulter’s Committee on Licensing and Consumer Protection, 2006 to present.
  • Member: CASA, Chicago Animal Shelter Alliance. Assisting CASA with PR; produces and records CASA minutes for Petcasts for WGN Radio., 2005 to present.
  • Board of Directors: Tree House Animal Foundation, Chicago’s oldest no-kill all cat shelter, 2005 to present.

  • Founding member: Chicago Area Pet Trainers Association (CAPTA). 2005 to present.
  • Canine and Feline Behavior Consultant: International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. 2005 to present.

  • Task Force Member: Illinois Veterinary Medical Association Task Force on Animal Welfare, 2004 to 2006.
  • Advisory Board, Animal Friends animal shelter, Pittsburgh, PA, 2002 to present.

  • Advisory Board, DAWG (Dog Advisory Workgroup), advocacy organization with the Chicago Park District and the Mayor’s Office to develop dog friendly areas, 1999 to 2001.
  • Member, Dog Writer’s Assocaiton of America; and Cat Writers’ Assocaiton, Inc.;; 1996/1997 through present.
  • Board Member: Chenny Troupe, one of America’s leading animal assisted therapy organizations, Chicago, IL, 1996 to 2005.
  • Auxiliary Board, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL, 1987 to 1988.
  • Docent Lincoln Park Zoo, and editor of ‘The Ark,’ an internal newsletter, 1982 to 1987.
  • Chicago Film Festival Jury Member, 1986 to 1988.
  • United Way Communications Contest Judge, 1985 to 1987.
  • Vice President Niles Township Olympic Committee, 1976 to 1984.
  • Charter Member Chicago Area Broadcast Public Affairs Association, 1979 to 1982.