It takes diversely talented and committed people to ensure that Paws & Think succeeds in its mission. Founded by Gayle Hutchens who served as the Executive Director for 10 years, Paws & Think is now led by Executive Director Kelsey Burton. In addition, the following individuals currently serve in leadership roles within the organization:

Kelsey Burton
Executive Director

Kathy Janes
Volunteer Coordinator
AAA/AAT Advisor

Luke Johnson
New Volunteer Liaison

Kimberly Trimpe
Dog Trainer
Youth Canine Program Leader

Jodi Van Slyke
Youth Canine Temperament Tester

Board of Directors

Nina Esbin President
Retired, ITT Educational Services, Inc.

Steven Barley Vice President
COO & Deputy Director, Indiana Public Retirement System

Andy Schooler Treasurer
Assurance Senior, Ernst & Young, LLP

Leslie Brooks, DVM Secretary
Veterinarian & Owner, Indy Home Veterinary Services

Blake Blanch
Vice President of Capital, Herman and Kittle Properties

Jackie Kent
Senior Director, Eli Lilly Product Delivery

Susan St. Angelo
Owner, My Trusted Partner

Carol Stephan
Retired, Former Chair, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

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