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

Christine Gillow

Title: Vice-President;

Volunteer Management Chair

Email: christine@greymuzzle.org

Website: Christine's Personal Website

Christine Gillow is the Volunteer Chair for The Grey Muzzle Organization. As a long-term volunteer for assistance dog and animal welfare organizations, Christine has served in many roles including copywriter, blogger, board member, photographer, fundraiser, volunteer coordinator, apprentice service dog trainer, and service puppy raiser/trainer.

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Christine Gillow

Lindsay Nuismer

Title: Treasurer & Secretary

Lindsay Nuismer is the Treasurer and Secretary for the Grey Muzzle Organization. She is a Certified Public Accountant and works as a Financial Analyst at Sempra Energy.

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Lindsay Nuismer

Julie Gonzalez

Title: Fundraising Chair

Email: julieg@greymuzzle.org

Julie Gonzalez is Fundraising Chair at The Grey Muzzle Organization. She brings with her over 15 years of nonprofit fundraising and management experience.

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Julie Gonzalez

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

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

Julie Dudley

Website: http://www.silverpearlinc.com

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

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

Website: http://www.drpiasalk.com/

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

Website: http://evanseastvet.com

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

Website: http://www.toegrips.com

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

Erin O’Sullivan

Website: Susie's Senior Dogs

Erin O’Sullivan is the founder of "Susie's Senior Dogs,” inspired by a 14-year-old Chihuahua mix named Susie adopted at the age of 11 by Erin and her family.

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Erin O’Sullivan

Dr. Lisa Lunghofer

Website: http://www.makinggoodwork.org/

Lisa Lunghofer, Ph.D., is Executive Director of Making Good Work and has 20 years of experience working with public sector and nonprofit clients, helping them to create strategic plans, develop logic models, write successful grant proposals, develop evaluation plans, and track outcomes. She has worked extensively in the areas of animal welfare, the human-animal bond, violence prevention, and child and family well-being.

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Dr. Lisa Lunghofer