DEBRA BERGER, CHES, Founder
Debra contends that Humane Education will benefit students & society in more way than we can presently imagine.
She is the State Director for The Humane Socieiy of the United States, this nations largest animals protection organization
JUDY LANDEY, PR & Marketing
Founder,Judy Landey & Associates Public Relations,In addition to serving her many professional clients, Judy has volunteered her PR and event planning skills to numerous local and national animal rescue and advocacy organizations,
DENAE TAYLOR, Educational Coordinator
Dogs have been a source of unconditional love and happiness for Denae. She is Certified Dog Trainer through Animal Behavior College,
As the Educational Coordinator for Georgia Center for Humane Education,, Denae has the opportunity to teach children and other groups animal safety.
ANDREA APPEL, Humane Educator
Andrea earned a Master's of Science in Organizational
Leadership at Mercer University. Additionally, Andrea was selected to be certified as a "Red Rover Reader". She volunteers her
time in public schools to educate children on the humane treatment of animals.
She resides in the Atlanta area with
her five rescued dogs.
Cynthia Daniel, M. Ed.Humane Education
Cynthia teaches an undergraduate course called "Be the
Change" at Kennesaw State University, and a graduate course called
"Creative Activism" for the Institute for Humane Education. She is
working on her PhD in Humane Education, and is grateful to be a collaborative
member of GCHE, an organization rooted in respect and kindness.
Janis Beavin, MBA
Janis earned her BS in Education and MBA from Auburn University. She is retired , after working for 25 years with Southern Company: 10 with Georgia Power and 15 with Southern Company Services. Most of her career was in IT working with clients in developing applications as well as developing and conducting application training. Her last 3 years were in HR, overseeing the learning management system implementation and usage, as well as developing curricula for various job descriptions. Currently, she works part-time providing technical writing, editing, process mapping and other similar functions for consultants. She has served on the Suwanee Day volunteer committee for 4 years, chairing it this year. She is also a volunteer with The Kenya Project. Janis and her husband Paul share their home with Annie and Minnie, their rescued Multi-Doodles
GCHE Board Members
Brian Schiff, Senior Mgr, Birrnrey, Minsk, Minsk & Perling, LC
Brian brings a high level of CPA skills to GCHE, making sure that our financial records are current and accurate. He has been a wealth of information and advice, assisting GCHE in many areas of administrative tasks. His knowledge of accounting, taxes, and business has been invaluable to GCHE.
- Mark Kopkin: Mark is a Financial Advisor and Managing Director of the
Raymond James/Morgan Keegan Alpharetta, GA Office.
He works with individuals & business in planning
for their financial goals & objectives.
He has been President of Congregation Dor Tamid,
President of the Cohen Group Home, and served on the Executive Committees of
the MJCCA and JF&CS .
Currently, Mark serves on the Steering Committee of
the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.
I am a very proud father of 3 sons, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a
bunch of fish. I have sponsored pets at Canine Assistants, and am a supporter
of the ASPCA.
My pets have been a special part of my family, and welcome
the opportunity to have involvement in causes that benefit animals of all
- Janis Beavin, Retired, SOuthern Company
- Judy Landey, Judy Landey & Associates
- Debra Berger, HSUS
Our support team includesElisabeth Gambill Niksich, Ramya Pinapati, Jen DeHart, Maria Douglas, Rebecca Portman, Dana Berger, and many generous volunteers and supporters.
- Cheryl McAuliffe, GA Pets Coalition
- Gigi Graves, Executive Director, Our Pal’s Place
- Lewis Regenstein, President, Interfaith Council for the Protection of Animals and Nature (ICPAN)
- Joseph Berger,MD, RPh, Psychiatrist, North Atlanta Psychiatric Services
- Laurie Botstein, M.S, C.C.C.-SLP
- Mitchell Rosen, Attorney, Kitchens, Kelly, Gaynes PC