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.


2017 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

(From left to right, April Doherty, Sheriff Welsh, and Mark Kumpf)


Work Groups

Police-Involved Dog Encounters:

Chair:  Jim Crosby

Co-Chairs: Randy Lockwood, Mark Kumpf, and April Doherty

Roll Call Training:

Chair: Ashley Mauceri, HSUS

Co-Chairs: Sherry Ramsey, April Doherty


Chair: Marylou Randour, Animal Welfare Institute

Co-Chairs: Dan DeSousa, Mark Kumpf, Sheriff Bill Bohnyak, April Doherty

Executive Board Members

Phil Arkow, Coordinator – National Link Coalition

Nancy Blaney, Senior Policy Advisor, Animal Welfare Institute

Ashley Mauceri, HSUS – Law Enforcement Outreach Director

Dan DeSousa, National Animal Care & Control Association

George Harding, Manager – Antioch Animal Services

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

Diane Pedulla, Director, Regulatory Affairs – American Psychological Association

Diana Webster, President – Native America Humane Society

Charlie Whitman-Barr, Associate Attorney Advisor – AEquitas

Katie Campbell, Outreach Coordinator – RedRover

Chelsea Rider, Director – National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse

Randall Lockwood, Senior Vice President Forensic Sciences – ASPCA

Robert Lowery, Jr., Vice President, Missing Children Division – National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Chris Green, Executive Director, Animal Law & Policy Program – Harvard Law School

John Thompson, Deputy Executive Director/COO – National Sheriffs’ Association

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

Martha Smith-Blackmore, National Forensic Veterinarian – Forensic Veterinary Investigations, LLC

Diane Balkin, Senior Staff Attorney – ALDF

Student Members
Hannah Laufer, Law Student

Subject Matter Experts
Tracey Thompson
Núria Querol, Observatorio Violencia Hacia los Animales/UnijePol
Sheriff Bill Bohnyak, Orange County Sheriff’s Office
Jessica Rock, Animal Law Resource

Updated May 14, 2018



Membership is open to any individual advocates, experts, agencies, and organizations in the fields of, animal protection, animal health, child protection, domestic violence, judicial, law enforcement, mental health, and policymaking at every level who understands the issues involved in reducing violence against animals. You must be a member to get access to the member only notices and updates.

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