Our Staff

Melissa Spicer

Co-Founder & Executive Director

F. William (Bill) Smullen

Chief Executive Officer

Alexander Behm

Chief Operations Officer

Bethany Frank

Executive Assistant

Ryan Woodruff

Director of Canine Programming

Christopher Griffin

Culinary Director / Executive Chef

Kate Hannon

Internal Programs Director

Lance Stenfeldt

Peer Program Director

Hannah Luiz

Director of Public Relations, Marketing & Brand Management

Sue Virgil

Development Manager

Terry Finley

National Outreach Manager

Lynn Fox

Outreach Coordinator

Maggie Benedict

Events & Volunteer Manager

Stephanie Venezia


Casey Eberhardt

Puppy Development Coordinator

Kellie Hatton

Canine Program Trainer

TJ Plummer

Canine Program Trainer

Pat Chase

Behavioral Health Consultant

Venecia DeRoose

Peer Support Manager

Rob Solano

Peer Support Manager

Sydney Maurer

Peer Support Manager

Jonathan Wanglund

Peer Support Coordinator, Southern Tier

Katina Sinclair

Community Outreach Coordinator

Bob Schug

Warriors Working Manager

Barbara Williams

Sous Chef

Justin Muir

Program Assistant

Lizzette Donigan

Human Resources Manager

Susan Goodfellow

Accounting Assistant