Meet our five new board members!
Molly is a GVSU alumna and now works for Chemical Bank in Troy, MI. She is also a PAWS client with Hearing Dog, MATER. We asked Molly why she wanted to be on our board. Molly answered, “I am interested in giving back to the organization that has given so much to me and my family. I hope to bring my unique experiences and professional skill set to create a memorable and lasting impact for future Assistance Dog teams.”
Dave is an MSU graduate and obtained his Masters of Management from Aquinas College. Dave has been a long-time Volunteer Foster Puppy Raiser for PAWS. “I am fully committed to the mission of PAWS. I feel called to add my business, project management, team-focused leadership, and energy to enhance the mission of PAWS,” said Dave.
Chris is the Regional Manager for Stanley Steemer West Michigan, and is responsible for the TV ads featuring PAWS! Chris has raised two foster puppies for PAWS. He is a graduate of Western Michigan with a graduate certificate in marketing from Duke. Chris added, “I love the organization and mission. Recently, I have become more inclined to get involved with PAWS and the West Michigan community.”
Amanda works for Clarios, formerly known as Johnson Controls. She obtained her Masters in Business Administration from Cornerstone University. Amanda has been a long-time Breeding Host Home for PAWS. When asked why she wanted to be a board member for PAWS, she answered, ” I have a wonderful career and work with fantastic people, but it’s just car parts. I am not changing the world. My volunteer experience here gives me the joy of changing lives, influencing lives, and making a difference.”
Sara works for MASCO Corporation in Southeast Michigan and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She is a Foster Puppy Raiser for PAWS and is one of the lead organizers of PAWS Together. “I am interested in continuing my support of increasing community engagement in Southeast Michigan. I am interested in there being more of a voice and presence from the team in Southeast Michigan,” said Sara.