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Board of Directors and National Council

The Humane Society of the United States


Eric L. Bernthal, Esq., Chair of the Board
Charles A. Laue, Vice Chair
Marsha R. Perelman, Vice Chair
Jason Weiss, Vice Chair
Kathleen M. Linehan, Esq., Board Treasurer
Kitty Block, Acting President, CEO and Chief International Officer
Michael Markarian, Chief Operating Officer
G. Thomas Waite III, Treasurer and CFO
Katherine Karl, General Counsel, Vice President, and CLO
Amy C. Rodgers, Secretary
Michaelen Barsness, Controller, Deputy, and Assistant Treasurer
Theresa Cannon Reese, Second Deputy Treasurer
Denise Schlener, Assistant Treasurer
Carol England, Assistant Secretary
Donna L. Mochi, Assistant Secretary


Read biographical information about Board of Directors members

Jeffrey J. Arciniaco (Boca Raton, Florida)
Eric L. Bernthal (Potomac, Maryland)
Georgina Bloomberg (New York, New York)
J. Elizabeth Bradham (Charleston, South Carolina)
Jerry Cesak (La Jolla, California) 
Anita W. Coupe, Esq. (Biddeford Pool, Maine)
Neil B. Fang, Esq., CPA (Hewlett Neck, New York)
Spencer Haber (Greenwich, Connecticut)
Cathy Kangas (New Canaan, Connecticut)
Paula A. Kislak, D.V.M. (Santa Barbara, California)
Charles A. Laue (Kansas City, Kansas)
Kathleen M. Linehan, Esq. (Washington, D.C.)
John Mackey (Austin, Texas)
Mary I. Max (New York, New York)
The Honorable C. Thomas McMillen (Washington, D.C.)
Judy Ney (New York, New York)
Sharon Lee Patrick (New York, New York)
Marsha R. Perelman (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania)
Marian G. Probst (New York, New York)
Jonathan M. Ratner (Shaker Heights, Ohio)
Walter J. Stewart, Esq. (Lewes, Delaware)
Jason Weiss (Pacific Palisades, California)
David O. Wiebers, M.D. (Overland Park, Kansas)

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.

Suzy Smith Bennitt (Ojai, California)
Howard Berk (Scarsdale, New York)
Brian Borg (Park City, Utah)
Gloria Butler (Los Angeles, California)
Andrew Currie (Boulder, Colorado)
Brian Eisendrath (Calabasas, California)
Jennifer Fagá, D.V.M. (Montauk, New York)
Linda Goddard (Essex, Connecticut)
Frances Hayward (East Hampton, New York)
Christian Keesee (New York, New York; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
Stacey Dorfman Kivowitz (Dallas, Texas)
Jennifer Laue (Kansas City, Kansas)
Jennifer McCausland (Seattle, Washington)
Heather Mykoskie (Topanga, California)
Ari Nessel (Ross, California)
Ardath Rosengarden (Boca Raton, Florida)
Richard Schechter (Wellington, Florida)
Breanna Schultz (New York, New York)
Jordan Schultz (New York, New York)
Cheri Shankar (Beverly Hills, California)
Alanna Tarkington (Santa Ynez, California)
Natalie Trahan (Hillsborough, California)
Steve White (Los Angeles, California)

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