PAWS Atlanta Team

Our Staff

Nancy Longacre

Executive Director

770-593-1155 Ext. 16
Suzie Sloan

Director of Development

770-593-1155 Ext. 14
Tara Washington


Laura McKelvey

Shelter Manager

Phillip Smith

Shelter Manager

Harriet Ribbons

Volunteer Coordinator

(770) 593-1155 Ext. 15
Dr. Lauren Popiolek DVM

Chief Medical Officer

Heather Hartman

Front Desk & Adoption Counselor

Michele Altemose

Front Desk & Adoption Counselor

Kelley James
Veterinary Assistant
Jasmin Butler

Animal Care Specialist

Lillie Pender

Animal Care Specialist

Michael Knutsen

Animal Care Specialist

Lawrence Mitchell

Animal Care Specialist

Jacolyn Lee
Animal Care Specialist
Cydney Johnson
Animal Care Specialist
Aisha Favors
Animal Care Specialist
Cassandra Dudley

Animal Care Specialist

Casey Cline

Veterinary Assistant

Laurel Klest
Animal Care Specialist

Board of Directors

Rusty Lowe

Client Relationship Executive

Suzie Price
Vice Chair

Professional Facilitator, Consultant, & Author 
Priceless Professional Development

Erin McMillan

Vice President, Customer Operations

John Giegerich

Atlanta Market President

Sarah Amico

Executive Chairman of the Board
Jack Cooper Holdings Corporation

Amanda Foster


Pam Kilday

Wholesale Operations Executive
SunTrust Bank

Robert Marcus

Head of Capital Markets
Fifth Third Securities, Inc.

Pete Mounts


Kimberly L. Seals

Managing Director
Golden Seeds

Anna Sumner Pieschel

Alston & Bird, LLP

Nancy Longacre

Executive Director 
PAWS Atlanta

Advisory Council

Leigh Bogiages

Chair, PAWS Advisory Council
President, Different Insights

Billy Anderson

Implementation Specialist

Elise Bockman

Senior Vice President
EDO SunTrust Bank

Todd Cano, CCRA

Founding Principal/Chief Consultant
Pharmaceutical Research Consultants LLC

Jeff Cole

IT Consultant
Life Therapeutics

Kristi Forbes

Vice President

Richard Galinaitis

Engineering and IT Consultant

Alex Hudmon

Senior Manager

Karl Kiss

Business Development Executive
MMY Consulting

Anita Kumar

Director & Talent Acquisition

Todd A. Larsen, Esq.

Boyce Larsen LLC

Allison Luton

Media Specialist
Gwinnett County Schools

Michele McMahon

Principal Customer Success Manager

Angela Rasche

Director, Planning and Construction
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Melissa Schwartz

Lead Learning & Development Specialist

Deborah Schwarz

Director of Human Resources
Cousins Properties

Dave Spotts

Director of Facilities & Corporate Services

Marc Takacs

Keller Williams Realty Atlanta

Rhonda Taliaferro

Public Affairs Specialist
StateFarm Insurance

Nancy Longacre

Executive Director
PAWS Atlanta

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