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March 5, 2014

Board of Directors and National Council

The Humane Society of the United States


Eric L. Bernthal, Esq., Chair of the Board
Jennifer Leaning, M.D., S.M.H., Vice Chair
Jason Weiss, Second Vice Chair
Kathleen M. Linehan, Esq., Board Treasurer
Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO
Michael Markarian, Chief Program & Policy Officer
Laura Maloney, Chief Operating Officer
G. Thomas Waite III, Treasurer and CFO
Andrew N. Rowan, Ph.D., Chief International Officer and Chief Scientific Officer
Roger A. Kindler, General Counsel, Vice President, and CLO
Amy C. Rodgers, Secretary
Kimberly Getz, Controller and Deputy Treasurer
Theresa Cannon Reese, Second Deputy Treasurer
Bernard O. Unti, Assistant Treasurer
Arnold Baer, Assistant Treasurer
Carol England, Assistant Secretary
Donna L. Mochi, Assistant Secretary


Read biographical information about Board of Directors members

Jeffrey J. Arciniaco (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Eric L. Bernthal, Esq. (Washington, D.C.)
Jerry Cesak (La Jolla, Calif.) 
Anita W. Coupe, Esq. (Biddeford Pool, Maine)
Neil B. Fang, Esq., CPA (Hewlett Neck, N.Y.)
Jane Greenspun Gale (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Cathy Kangas (New Canaan, Conn.)
Paula A. Kislak, D.V.M. (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Charles A. Laue (Kansas City, Kan.)
Jennifer Leaning, M.D, S.M.H. (Lincoln, Mass.)
Kathleen M. Linehan, Esq. (Washington, D.C.)
John Mackey (Austin, Tex.)
Mary I. Max (New York, N.Y.)
Patrick L. McDonnell (Middlesex County, N.J.)
C. Thomas McMillen (Washington, D.C.)
Judy Ney (New York, N.Y.)
Sharon Lee Patrick (New York, N.Y.)
Marsha R. Perelman (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Marian G. Probst (New York, N.Y.)
Jonathan M. Ratner (Shaker Heights, Ohio)
Joshua S. Reichert, Ph.D. (Washington, D.C.)
Walter J. Stewart, Esq. (Washington, D.C.)
Andrew Weinstein (Washington, D.C.)
Jason Weiss (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
David O. Wiebers, M.D. (Overland Park, Kan.)

National Council Members

The Humane Society of the United States' National Council is a high-level advisory body of influential individuals who work with The HSUS's executive staff and Board of Directors to advance the organization's mission. Read biographical information about National Council members.

Roberta Ashkin, Esq. (New York, N.Y.)
Arthur Benjamin (Sandy, Utah; Delray Beach, Fla.)
Howard Berk (Scarsdale, N.Y.)
James Berwind (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Michele Dillard (Bel Tiburon, Calif.)
Joyce Doria (Potomac, Md.)
Jennifer Fagá, D.V.M. (Montauk, N.Y.)
Linda Goddard (Essex, Conn.)
Frances Hayward (East Hampton, N.Y.)
Peggy Kaplan, Chair (Columbus, Ohio)
Christian Keesee (New York, N.Y.; Oklahoma City, Okla.)
Stacey Dorfman Kivowitz (Dallas, Texas)
Ardath Rosengarden (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Richard Schechter (Wellingon, Fla.)
Alanna Tarkington (Solvang, Calif.)
René Tatro (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Cheri Shankar, Vice Chair (Beverly Hills, Calif.)

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