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. Mica is Sr. Vice President, Brand Development 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, Church Council member and Financial Secretary of St. John's Lutheran Church, Advisory Board of GET SET a non-profit organization that helps veterans find careers in the hospitality industry and as a 30 plus year supporter of Compassion International. Mica and his wife of over 32-years, Laureen Hill, reside in Midtown and adopted a terrier mix 2-year old dog named Scooter from APRA who is now four years old and the love of their life!
David Thompson serves as Chief Communications Officer for Deloitte &amp; 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.
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.
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 &amp; 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 &amp; 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.