Who We Are

Grey Muzzle has a dedicated Board of Directors who all volunteer their time, as well as a fantastic Advisory Board of experts from many professions who give us input and advice. We are an all-volunteer organization.
 

Board of Directors

Jennifer Kachnic

Title: President

Email: jenny@greymuzzle.org

Website: Jenny's Personal Website

Jennifer Kachnic is the author of the book Your Dog’s Golden Years – Manual for Senior Dog Care Including Natural Remedies and Complementary Options. She is a regular contributor to a variety of dog blogs, The Denver Dog Examiner and pet magazines including The Bark, Mile High Dog, Natural Awakenings and Animal Wellness. She is a certified canine massage therapist, animal Reiki practitioner, and a certified therapy dog handler with American Humane Association.

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Jennifer Kachnic

Chandra Conway

Title: Vice-President (Interim)

Email: chandra@greymuzzle.org

Website: Chandra's Personal Website

Chandra Conway first volunteered with dog rescue in Louisiana in 2005, following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In 2009, after helping her best friend, Daley—a Chocolate Lab who was the sunshine of her life for nearly 14 years—negotiate old age and incurable health issues, she became a senior dog advocate. Chandra shares senior dog health and wellness resources as well as lifestyle tips for senior dogs, and their people, at her blog, “Daley's Dog Years.”

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Chandra Conway

Julie Dudley

Title: Founder and Board Member

Email: julie@greymuzzle.org

Website: Julie's personal website

Julie Dudley brings more than 25 years of business knowledge, financial experience and compassion towards people and pets to The Grey Muzzle Organization. After a career that culminated as a program manager for Microsoft, Julie hung up her corporate attire and began dedicating her time to the well-being of senior dogs. While living and working in Seattle, she volunteered as a foster parent for Old Dog Haven and witnessed the challenges senior canines faced due to age and health issues. The experience motivated her to make a difference.

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Julie Dudley

Krystal Joscelyne

Title: Treasurer

Email: krystal@greymuzzle.org

Krystal Joscelyne's role with Grey Muzzle is to provide financial oversight, Board guidance, and acting as the Board liaison in educating the public on Grey Muzzle finances.

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Krystal Joscelyne

Heather Mailler

Title: Volunteer Chair

Email: heather@greymuzzle.org

Heather Mailler is a regional manager by day, but animal rescue work and senior dogs are her true passion in life. Her time outside of work is spent volunteering at several shelters, fostering special needs or senior dogs, and taking care of her very special Elderbull (senior pit bull), Mabel, in New Jersey.

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Heather Mailler

Maria Stoerrle

Title: Education & Outreach Chair

Email: maria@greymuzzle.org

Maria Stoerrle is pleased to be able to work with so many wonderful organizations dedicated to the care and placement of senior dogs through the Education and Outreach Committee of the Grey Muzzle Organization.

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Maria Stoerrle

Kelley Durham

Title: Fundraising Chair

Email: kelley@greymuzzle.org

Kelley Durham is an animal welfare professional with experience as executive director of such organizations as the Brazos Animal Shelter in Bryan, Texas, and Second Chance Center for Animals in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Kelley Durham

Katie Parker

Title: Grants Chair

Email: katie@greymuzzle.org

Katie Parker has worked in the animal welfare field for 7 years. She began her career working in animal shelters and has worked as an animal welfare inspector with the Colorado State Veterinarian’s office.

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Katie Parker

Advisory Board

Marty Becker, DVM

Website: http://www.vetstreet.com

Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian” has spent his life working toward better health for pets and the people who love them.

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Marty Becker, DVM

Mikkel Becker

Website: http://www.vetstreet.com

As the daughter of Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian," it was pretty much a given that Mikkel Becker would choose a career working with animals.

Photo credit: Joel Riner

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Mikkel Becker

Dr. Ernie Ward

Website: http://www.DrErnieWard.com

Dr. Ernie Ward founded an award-winning hospital, Seaside Animal Care, in 1993. His deepest passions involve the prevention of illness and preservation of optimal health. He has been instrumental in developing Senior Pet Health Guidelines and is a founder of the International Veterinary Senior Care Society (IVSCS), founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), developed the most widely used Long-term Medication Monitoring protocols, and was a leading voice in promoting extended-duration vaccination practices for dogs and cats.

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Dr. Ernie Ward

Dr. Pia Salk

Dr. Pia Salk specializes in social justice and the human-animal bond. You may also recognize Pia as a frequent guest on The Martha Stewart Show and as the spokesperson for www.Adopt-A-Pet.com

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Dr. Pia Salk

Wendy Diamond

Website: http://animalfair.com/

Wendy Diamond is a social entrepreneur, humanitarian, endangered animal and rescue advocate, the world’s premier pet lifestyle expert, a bestselling author, and TV personality.

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Wendy Diamond

Dean Vicksman, DVM

Dr. Dean Vicksman, a Denver native, has co-owned and directed Evans East Animal Hospital since April, 1987. He is currently the Chairman of the Board at PetAid Colorado and the past Chairman of the Board at the Dumb Friends League. He is a Certified Veterinary Journalist and a participating member of the Veterinary News Network.

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Dean Vicksman, DVM

Dr. Julie Buzby, DVM, CAVCA, CVA

After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Julie Buzby earned certification by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in 1998, and by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2002. As an integrative veterinarian, Julie seeks to blend the best of Western medicine, alternative therapies, and creative tools for maximum wellness in her patients, the majority of whom have grey muzzles.

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Dr. Julie Buzby, DVM, CAVCA, CVA

Fred Metzger DVM

Website: Metzger Animal Hospital

Dr. Metzger is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, a select group of veterinary specialists certified by examination. He frequently lectures to fellow veterinarians nationwide speaking on clinical pathology, internal medicine and his favorite subject, geriatric medicine. He has authored numerous publications including co-authoring a textbook “A Guide to Hematology of the Dog and Cat”. Dr. Metzger is active in animal rescue, serving on the board of PAWS, Pets Come First and his local SPCA.

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Fred Metzger DVM

Susan Lauten, Ph.D.

Website: Pet Nutrition Consulting

Dr. Lauten is a Clinical Instructor of Veterinary Nutrition at a Veterinary Teaching College and is a consultant to pet owners, veterinarians and veterinary specialists around the world. She is the author of numerous papers and book chapters on pet nutrition.

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Susan Lauten, Ph.D.

Dr. Brian Lapham

Website: Southpoint Animal Hospital

Dr. Lapham is well known in the Triangle area of North Carolina for his dedication to senior pets, through his use of both traditional and alternative healing methods, his commitment to rescues, and his senior care seminars. His true passion lies in preventative care - preventing disease before it can manifest as cancer, osteoarthritis, diabetes and many other external signs of disease.

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Dr. Brian Lapham

Janet Berwick

Website: Paddywack Pet Supply

Janet is the owner of Paddywack, a pet supply store in Mill Creek, Washington. She began her career in Health Care Administration, becoming a founding member and COO of a successful new health care organization. In 2003, Janet decided to follow her passion and left the health care field to spend time volunteering for animal welfare organizations. She spent a month working at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah and came home to Seattle to continue working with local organizations. Through the store, she continues to be involved with local shelters and rescue groups, as well as running a successful adoption program. Janet and her family have experienced the joy of adopting and loving a senior pet through Old Dog Haven. Janet currently lives with both dogs and cats, young and old, who continue to feed her soul. As Vice President, Janet was one of Grey Muzzle's founding board members, and in 2011 moved to the Advisory Board where she continues to assist Grey Muzzle with fundraising.

Lauren Glickman

Website: Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project

Lauren Glickman, owner and principle consultant of FORAY Consulting, has more than 10 years of experience as a trainer, coach, and educator. Her experience ranges from her work as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua teaching agro-forestry techniques to managing the volunteer program at the Progressive Animal Welfare Society's Wildlife Center in Lynnwood, WA.

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Lauren Glickman

Jennifer Schulz

Jennifer is a business consultant with a strong commitment to animals. Her love of animals reaches back to her childhood days when she would rescue stray dogs and cats from her neighborhood streets. As someone who loves to promote things dear to her heart, Grey Muzzle enables her to advocate on behalf of homeless senior dogs.

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Jennifer Schulz

Erika Mathews

Erika Mathews, St Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center’s Vice President of Development, began her fundraising career at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). She has worked in all aspects of development, including direct mail, major gifts, planned giving, capital campaigns, foundation and corporate gifts as well as events, publicity. Erika also spent time working at a small urban shelter and 3 years fundraising for the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.

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