Our People

PAALS Staff Members

PAALS staff members are dedicated to raising and training service dogs at our facility in Columbia, SC. Their passion, skill and knowledge enables our mission!

Jen Rogers

Jen Rogers

Executive Director and Founder
Maureen Leary

Maureen Leary

Instructor

Elizabeth Barrett

Elizabeth Barrett

Animal Care Coordinator
Emily Andrews

Emily Andrews

Animal Care Technician & Overnight Caretaker
Emily Andrews

Madison Pfaff

Summer PAALS Coordinator
Mitzie Renwick

Mitzie Renwick

Development Coordinator
Jeannie Harry

Jeannie Harry

Administrative Assistant
 

PAALS Volunteers

PAALS has over 400 registered volunteers who have put in thousands of hours of volunteer work. Volunteer areas include administration, fostering, pupsitting, events, animal care, transporting, facility maintenance, laundry just to name a few!

Each year PAALS recognizes volunteers for their commitment and dedication.

2016 Volunteer of the Year

Nominating Criteria

  • The person currently volunteers at PAALS.
  • The number of hours worked is not as important as a willingness to do-what-it-takes-to-get-the-job-done attitude” with a smile on their face!
  • Previous winners are ineligible.

Sue Goetcheus

Description coming

2016 Spirit Award

Nominating Criteria

  • The person currently volunteers at PAALS.
  • The Volunteer Spirit Award recognizes individuals or groups who voluntarily perform beyond the normal job expectations. They are motivated simply by the accomplishment of the task.
  • Previous winners are ineligible.

Nancy Myer

Description coming

Previous Award Recipients

2015 Volunteer of the Year: Andrianna Aylard
2015 Spirit Award : Nancy Myer
2015 Special Recognitiion: Keith Frair

PAALS Board of Directors

President
Sandra Gaines
Orlando, FL

Vice President
Sheri Jordan
Columbia, SC

Treasurer
Cecil Bordages
Leesville, SC
Secretary
Bryan Tempio
Columbia, SC
Executive Director
Jen Rogers
Columbia, SC

Member
Candace Green
Greer, SC

Member
Erin Pruitt
Charleston, SC