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

Brett Nelson President
Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

Nina Esbin Vice President
Retired, ITT Educational Services, Inc.

Steven Barley Treasurer
COO & Deputy Director, Indiana Public Retirement System

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

Andrew Lee
Executive Director, Art With A Heart

Andy Schooler
Assurance Senior, Ernst & Young, LLP

Susan St. Angelo
Owner, My Trusted Partner

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