Gigi Gould, Interim Chairman of the Board
Gigi has been involved with Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption since its inception, but her love of animals has been an integral part of her life from the moment, as a little girl, she enticed a stray kitten to follow her home. Since then, she has been hooked on four-legged creatures and heartbroken whenever one is hurt or in need of help. Consequently, her rescue work started at a young age and has continued ever since. Gigi’s professional expertise in space planning and facilities relocation management and her organizational skills have afforded her many opportunities to be integrally involved with Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption. She has assumed a number of responsibilities, from fostering to volunteering, from designing the former 14th Street shelter to managing APRA’s financial responsibilities for three years. She assisted with the selection and design of our current shelter and continues fostering.
Kelly Ward, Treasurer
Kelly has a professional background which includes financial positions of increasing responsibilities with employers such as Citicorp, the US Treasury Department and the accounting firms of Ernst & Young and KPMG. She is presently employed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Since 2003, she has been a member of the board of directors for the Georgia Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners. She currently serves as the Vice President after four terms as Treasurer. Her nonprofit experience includes: completion of two consulting engagements for the Board of Directors of Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety and Brain Injury Resource Foundation through the Community Consulting Team of Atlanta, completion of the 10-week United Way Board of Directors Training class, and 2008 FRB Charity Parity Board of Directors and Co-chair for the Charity Parity United Way Campaign.
Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Ms. Sellers has lived in the Atlanta area for over 20 years. She has been employed in the non-profit industry since 1987. During that time, as VP of Information Management at Inner Harbour, a children’s psychiatric facility, Ms. Sellers managed information technology and regulatory compliance. Currently she is employed at Skyland Trail, a nonprofit, community-based residential and day mental health treatment facility for adults with serious mental illness. Here she is responsible for the day to day operations of the organization. Ms. Sellers makes her home in Smyrna, Georgia with her husband, Jason, and their menagerie of dogs and cats.
Scott is a partner with Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta, having practiced law with the firm for twenty-five years. He brings a broad base of legal experience to Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption. He joined the Board in September 2010 after becoming familiar with the organization through the adoption of a dog. His family has had two dogs that were adopted through rescue organizations. He is also the founder and president of Atlanta Flames Fastpitch, Inc., a nonprofit that supports girls’ fastpitch travel softball. Scott resides in Dunwoody with his wife, Susan, and two children, Andrew and Emily.
Micarl Hill “Mica” is a 35-year hotelier working and managing hotels in cities including San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis and Boston and most recently was Managing Director of the Mansion on Peachtree responsible for directing the transition of this Four Star Hotel to become the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta. Mica currently is Sr. Vice President of Forbes Travel Guide which is the group that rates hotels, resorts, inns, spas and restaurants using a Five Star rating system that has been the gold standard since 1958, now a global rating program.His community involvement in addition to his board seat and volunteer role for Atlanta Pet Rescue includes his community contribution and board seat on Livable Buckhead and on the board of NPU-B both of which he has served since moving to Atlanta in 2011. He is also an active and passionate supporter of Heifer International and Compassion. When Mica is not traveling the world looking at the best hotels, spas and restaurants, he finds great enjoyment at his home on the Chesapeake Bay on the Northern Neck of Virginia and his Platinum Leed certified and Passive Home in Carmel By-The-Sea,California with his wife of almost 30-years, Laureen Hill MD.
Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Gregory has been a resident of the Atlanta for the past 15 years. With over 25 years of experience in the human resources field in the Real Estate and Hospitality industries, he brings this experience to the APRA Board which he joined in 2013. He is the Senior Director of Human Resources at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.His affiliation with APRA began in 2008 with the adoption of his cat Phoebe. Greg is a resident of Brookhaven with his two rescue cats Pearl and Helen.
Lyndel has been a dedicated volunteer since the spring of 2004 when she “semi-retired” from the interior design community. At that time, Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption was known largely for its successful dog adoption program, and there were very few cats available for adoption. Since then, Lyndel has devoted her time as a cat adoption counselor and advocate for the APRA cats. She has helped the cat program grow and thrive to become an integral part of APRA. Lyndel is proud to work alongside APRA’s staff, board members and volunteers to continue the mission of Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption. Lyndel shares her home with a supportive husband named Bud and their amusing cats who do not wish to be named.