Board Members


To learn more about a respective Dogs for Better Lives board member, click on their profile photo.

Al Lane, Chair
President, Coming Attraction Theaters
Trish Welch, Vice Chair
CEO, Creating Community Impact
Gary Sherwood, Treasurer
Retired Healthcare Executive
Kenneth Reeder, Secretary
Harcourts Oregon Opportunities


Matt Dunbar
President, Rogue Benefit Planning
Doug Hexter
CEO, WoofTrax
David Hollingsworth
Vice President Business Development, Ascentron, Inc.
Ron Holzkamp
Certified Public Accountant
Brian McQuade
Retired Sales Director, Umpqua Dairy
Danielle Rose, MD
General Practitioner, Pediatrics, Salisbury Pediatric Associates
Loree Seibert
Nurse Surveyor, The Joint Commission
Blake Thurman
Senior VP & Chief Financial Officer, Rogue Credit Union
Richard Walter
Retired, Insurance


We are actively looking for national board members, who share in the mission of Dogs for Better Lives and have a passion for bettering the lives of others through rescuing, professionally training, and placing Assistance Dogs across the United States.

Board members are volunteers who serve three-year terms, participate in quarterly board meetings, attend organizational events, actively work on committees, and financially support Dogs for Better Lives.

If you have interest in learning more about board membership, please email with “board membership inquiry” in the subject heading.

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