Leading the way to Save Them All

Meet Best Friends Animal Society's leadership team, including the chief officers, directors, and members of the board of directors. Best Friends Animal Society is focused on stopping the killing of dogs and cats in shelters all across America.

Members of the Board of Directors

Joe Angelo, Industry Professional and Board Member

Francis Battista, Co-Founder and Board Chair

Gregory Castle, Co-Founder and Board Member

Denise "Dee" Clark, Industry Professional & Board Member

Lynn Flanders, Industry Professional and Board Treasurer

Micarl “Mica” Hill, Industry Professional and Board Member

Abby Jones, Industry Professional, University Faculty and Board Member

Molly Jordan Koch, Industry Professional and Board Member

Anne Mejia, Co-Founder and Board Secretary

Cyrus Mejia, Co-Founder and Board Member

Oke Mueller, Industry Professional and Board Member

Lona Williams, Industry Professional and Board Member


Chief Officers

Julie Castle, Chief Executive Officer

Judah Battista, Chief Sanctuary Officer

Sue Citro, Chief Experience Officer

Valerie Dorian, Chief Development Officer

Angie Embree, Chief Information Officer

Steve Howell, Chief Operating Officer

Greta Palmer, Chief Brand & Communications Officer

Marc Peralta, Chief Program Officer

Holly Sizemore, Chief Mission Officer