|Lynne Robinson: Executive Director
Executive Director and Founder of PAWS, Lynne has been actively involved with pet-assisted visitation since she rescued her 3rd golden, Boo Radley, in 2003. She is proud and pleased to have been a part of growing PAWS to the respected and successful organization that it has become. With her three golden retrievers, Sundance, Summer, and Calli, Lynne continues to pilot new programs and enjoys visiting, working with our volunteer teams, and overseeing PAWS as a whole.
(302) 351-5622, x.102; lrobinson@PAWSforPeople.org
Stephanie Barry: Associate Director
Stephanie began her career at PAWS in September 2007 as the Office Manager. As PAWS quickly grew, in 2009 Stephanie moved toward program development, especially the PAWS for Reading program. In the past few years, she has assisted in the creation of PAWS’ programs and specialized training including the Autism Initiative, PreK PAWS, Psychiatric Support PAWS, Courthouse Canines, and the Disabilities Program. Stephanie also coordinates the PAWS Nemours/AI duPont pet therapy program.
Stephanie shares her adorable pup, Goldie, on reading visits at the Terry Children’s Center and William Penn High school, and also visits with the kids at Nemours. She owns a fish named Herman and four (non-therapy) cats, Frannie, Zoe, Rosie, and Izzy. Outside of the PAWS world, she enjoys spending time with her sons, Sam, Max and Nicky; reading; gardening; and traveling.
(302) 351-5622, x.104; sbarry@PAWSforPeople.org
Keri Collins-Mooney: Office Manager & Training Coordinator
Keri joined PAWS for People as a member in January 2013 with her shepherd mix, Dudlee. They visit Abbey Manor in Elkton, a CCHD Adolescent Drug and Alcohol support group, and Nemours/AI duPont (as of January 2014). Keri and Dudlee also love to volunteer for community outreach opportunities and PAWS-sponsored events.
After joining as a member, Keri fell in love with PAWS for People and jumped at the opportunity to be part of the amazing staff. As the PAWS for People Office Manager, Keri works with each staff member to ensure a smooth-running environment. She handles calls and visits in the office, answers and directs e-mails and manages PAWS for People interns, among other things.
In her free time, Keri tutors students of all ages, runs (a lot), reads (almost as much as she runs), and loves to make crafts. She lives with her husband, her 2 therapy companions, Dudlee and Kenzee.
(302) 351-5622, x.101; kcollins-mooney@PAWSforPeople.org
Rosemarie “Ro” LeNoir: Development Director
Rosemarie joined the PAWS for People staff in October 2014 as the part-time Director of Development. She comes to us with over sixteen years of income developement work experince for both large and small nonprofits, along with volunteer experiences. As a life-long dog lover, Ro always felt that PAWS would be the perfect combination of her passions – helping people and dogs. Ro is excited to join PAWS and help to ensure that the amazing work being done by PAWS staff and Volunteer Teams continues and grows!
Two yellow labs, Ellie and ‘grand-dog’ Julianna, keep Ro and her husband active and busy. Ro enjoys visiting family, walking with friends, gardening, and volunteering as a UD Cooperative Extension Master Food Educator.
(302) 351-5622, x.106; firstname.lastname@example.org
Clarice Ritchie: Community Engagement Coordinator
Clarice joined the PAWS staff in August of 2014. She comes to us from the American Cancer Society where she served as the Senior Manager for Relay For Life for the Delmarva Peninsula. As the Coordinator for Community Engagement at PAWS, Clarice is excited to be working to share the amazing work of PAWS and the impact that it is having in our local community. After many years of volunteering in programs with both animals and children and adults with special needs , Clarice is thrilled to have found a position where she can turn her passion into a profession. Outside of work, Clarice enjoys spending time walking, reading and traveling with friends and family.
Racine Boyle: Volunteer Coordinator
Racine started at PAWS as an intern in June, 2014. After graduating from Wilmington University in 2014 with a B.S. in Psychology with a certificate in Child Advocacy, she was hired as Volunteer and Office Support for PAWS.
Outside of PAWS, Racine waits tables at Chesapeake Inn. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and relaxing with her cat, Rufus.
(302) 351-5622, x.107; email@example.com
Ashley Kennedy: Office Support
Ashley joined PAWS as a volunteer with her dog, Shaggydog, in November 2012. She and Shaggydog love visiting the UD Early Learning Center, Richey Elementary, and various libraries. Ashley was very excited to join the PAWS staff in February 2015 as Office Support.
Ashley grew up outside of DC and moved to Delaware in 2010 to complete her M.S. in entomology at UD. Outside of PAWS, she is continuing her research on insects and helps to lead environmental education programs through the Delaware Nature Society. In her free time, she loves hiking, trivia, and board games.
(302) 351-5622 x110; firstname.lastname@example.org