Board Members


Pat Milligan

Pat Milligan’s thirty-year career with UPS is punctuated by community involvement and... More

Allan I. Goldberg, M.D.

Dr. Goldberg attended University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science... More

Terence Grugan

Terence Grugan is an associate at Ballard Spahr LLP, practicing out of Philadelphia in the firm’s white collar defense... More

Louis Giorla

Louis Giorla was named acting commissioner of the Philadelphia Prison System (PPS) on Thursday, January 10, 2008 by the office... More

In Memory of Fred Catona

Fred Catona was a great friend, passionate supporter and dedicated board member of New Leash on Life USA. Fred Catona is the... More

John Melcher

John Melcher is the SVP/Director of Human Resources for Beneficial Bank in Philadelphia, PA. Previously, Melcher served as Vice... More

John F. Cooley Jr.

John is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of M, LLC, a Philadelphia-based advertising agency. M is a strategically driven... More

Marian V. Marchese, CEO & Founder

Marian V. Marchese has a diverse background in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds. In 1983, Marian founded and was... More

Ruth McMahon

Ruth McMahon has devoted her career to the skill of court reporting.  After attending Penn State University, she came to... More

Edward G. Rendell

After 34 years of public service, including 24 years as an elected official, Governor Rendell continues to pursue many of the... More

Timothy N. Spreitzer

Tim Spreitzer joined Tierney in 2008 with a strong background in communications and policy work at the city, state and federal... More

Advisory committee


Senator Daylin Leach

Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) was born in Philadelphia in 1961. He attended Temple University, where he graduated... More



Jack McMahon III, Photographer

Jack McMahon III is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering. He... More

Laura Muller, Veterinary Technician

Laura Muller has been in the veterinary field for the last nine years, and working as a technician for the last seven. While... More

Tamar Paltin, Director of Training

Tamar Paltin attended Arcadia University and majored in Psychobiology with a concentration in pre-veterinary studies and... More

Michele Pich, Grief Counselor

Michele Pich, M.A., M.S., is a Veterinary Grief Counselor, Co-Director of the VetPets Therapy Dog program, and Co-Instructor... More

Norberto ‘Rob’ Rosa, Associate Vice President

A native to Philadelphia, PA with a proven track record in animal rescue, Rob’s career began in 2002 at the State... More

Kim Still, Reentry Manager

Since high school, Kim has always had a passion for helping others which is what led her to her current role as New Leash on... More

Waleed Yousef, Director of Adoptions & Volunteer Services

Waleed Yousef attended Arcadia University for International Studies and Philosophy with a minor in Arabic and... More