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.
Micarl Hill “Mica” is a 36-year hotelier working and managing hotels in cities including San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis and Boston and locally was Managing Director of the Mansion on Peachtree responsible for directing the transition of this Four Star Hotel to become the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta. Most recently Mica was 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. His community involvement in addition to his board seat for Atlanta Pet Rescue includes his role on the Atlanta Advisory Board of Heifer International and as a 30 plus year supporter of Compassion International. Mica and his wife of over 31-years, Laureen Hill reside in Midtown and adopted a terrier mix named Scooter from APRA in January of this year.
David Thompson serves as Chief Communications Officer for Deloitte & Touche LLP Partner Matters, where he leads public relations as well as internal communications for the organization. He specializes in strategic communications planning, executive eminence-building, crisis communications and relationship-building with national media. From 2006-2011, Thompson led national PR for Deloitte Tax LP, the largest private tax practice in the United States, and he led PR for Deloitte’s SE region. Thompson has received national writing awards from the PRSA, as well as awards in filmmaking and groundbreaking use of the Internet while at Bombardier. He is an avid sport pilot, and a passionate advocate on behalf of animal welfare organizations, where he volunteers his skills. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Michigan State University. He and his wife Cindy live in suburban Atlanta.
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.
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.
Jeff Trinkwon is a First Vice President of Alliant Employee Benefits Consulting, and has been practicing in the insurance industry for over 22 years. Jeff achieved his BBA from Georgia State University with a major in Risk Management and Insurance. Jeff also attended Dunwoody High School, the University of Georgia and Babson College’s Executive program. Jeff also advises the growing entertainment industry on risk mitigation and risk transfer for Film, TV and other media industries. Jeff lives in Suwanee, GA with his wife and 2 children, 3 dogs and a cat. Jeff has received numerous awards and worked with various charities and organizations. He is also a member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and serves as the Zoning Director for his HOA. Jeff spends his time with family and friends, attends sporting events, travels and reads. In addition, Jeff has performed in numerous TV shows, commercials and films and is represented by the Jana Van Dyke Agency.
Originally from St. Louis, Barbara has a Bachelor’s In English from Monmouth College, and post-graduate work at UC Berkeley and Worcester College, Oxford University, in Irish and American literature. As an example of her fund-raising acumen, she spear-headed the popular black-tie “Wine and Roses Gala” held at the Atlanta Athletic Club since 2000, generating $300,00 net in 2014- with an energetic volunteer committee and strong corporate involvement. Integrating business strategies in to the ” feel good” world of volunteers, she has developed training manuals and seminars in such subjects as “MakingThe Most of your Profit Centers” and “the Effectiveness of Your Time and Resources as a Volunteer. ” Barbara moved to the East Cobb area with her family in 1985. Her 30+ year career in non-profit development includes a passion for training, motivating and working with volunteers, event planning and corporate sponsorship recruitment. When she retired from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, she amped up her volunteer hours with APRA and you will often see her at the front desk greeting new potential adopters and “forever families.” Barbara resides in downtown Marietta near Marietta Square with her husband Earl, a retired military officer, and their rescue terrier, Betsie.
Originally from Tucson, AZ, Gretchen Crosby joined the Board of Directors in 2014 to help oversee the financial operations of Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption. Gretchen obtained her degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management from Northern Arizona University. She has worked in Hospitality since 1997, working for brands such as Wyndham Hotels, Omni Hotels, Rosewood Hotels & most recently the Mandarin Oriental as a Director of Finance. Gretchen professional experience includes strong leadership roles in oversight of internal controls, cost containment, and cash management. Currently, Gretchen is working for Emory University School of Medicine. She resides in Atlanta with her 10 year old Golden Retriever, Gaelan, who was adopted from a West Virginia Rescue.
In his current role as Chief Revenue Officer, Kim McQuilken leads Spend Management Experts’ sales and marketing organizations, applying his more than 20 years of executive experience in a variety of industries. He’s instrumental in bringing the consulting and technology services provided by SME to the ecommerce, catalog and brick & mortar marketplace, helping companies gain competitive advantage through supply-chain optimization.
Prior to joining SME as Vice President of Business Development, Kim, a former NFL quarterback, spent more than 20 years in the entertainment and sports media business, including Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting System. Key leadership positions included Director of Marketing of Turner’s Goodwill Games in St. Petersburg, Russia; VP of Business Development for Turner Home Entertainment; SVP Cartoon Network Enterprises; and EVP of Media Sales & Marketing, and Licensing of Cartoon Network—with direct-report responsibility of more than 100 employees, and $450 million in revenue. He is a former freelance college football commentator, author of The Road to Athletic Scholarship; and, since 1996, a member of the Chick-fil-A Bowl team and marketing selection committee and current Vice-Chair.
Kim is a graduate of Lehigh University—College of Business and Economics, with a BS in Business, Economics and Marketing.