Board of Directors
BOARD PRESIDENT AMY BEATTY
Amy Beatty is the CFO and co-founder of Advocates 4 Animals, Inc.Beatty is an expert in TNRM (Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage) techniques, assisting feral cat colony caretakers and the feral cats themselves. A leader in the No Kill Movement, Beatty works tirelessly to educate, promote and inspire animal shelters, county pounds and communities to embrace life-saving, humane techniques of rescuing, rehabilitating, altering and ultimately adopting pets into well-matched forever homes.
Beatty is an enthusiastic member of Team A4A in our annual 5k and Half marathon running event fundraisers, helping to raise much needed funds for a plethora of programs that benefit local animals in need- including but not limited to: Greene County Pet Food Pantry, Spay It Forward Program, Seniors to Seniors Adoption Program, Feral Cat Program and more. In addition, Amy is the co-owner/operator of Greene County Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Service, Inc.
BOARD MEMBER DORI STONE
Dori Stone grew up in Englewood, Ohio and graduated from Northmont High School. Dori has been employed as legal assistant for 29 years, currently with the law firm of Craig T. Matthews & Associates, A Legal Professional Association since 2000. Dori has always had a love for animals and has shared her home with cats and dogs since childhood. Dori assisted with coordinating the first annual Advocates 4 Animals Wine Tasting and Silent Auction fundraiser and continues to be actively involved in fundraising and event planning with Advocates 4 Animals.
BOARD MEMBER THERESA YEE
Theresa Yee is production artist and designer at Northlich, an advertising agency in downtown Cincinnati, where she has been employed since 2003. She has loved animals for as long as she can remember, and her family was never without a dog or two while she was growing up. She is a Cincinnati native who currently resides with her husband in Blue Ash, Ohio. Most evenings and weekends she can be found either working on her metalsmithing techniques in her home jewelry studio or curled up on the sofa with one of their three cats and their rescued pitbull.
Featured Success Story:
Lucy was trying her best to survive as a stray on the streets. A local factory owner did not like that she stepped onto his property looking for food and love, and he began to shoot at her. A local resident witnessed the incident and began working hard to gain Lucy’s trust. In search of help for this sweet feline, A4A was called and stepped up to rescue Lucy. Lucy was terrified when she first entered her A4A foster home and her volunteer foster family worked each and every day to gain her trust. Her hair was matted with knots which most certainly were painful to the long-haired feline. After a grooming visit, multiple veterinary visits, great nutrition and with lots of love, attention and care from her A4A foster family, Lucy made a full recovery and learned not only to love and trust humans, other cats and dogs- but she learned to play with toys, to enjoy bathing in the sunlight that beamed through the windows each day, she learned how great it is to sit on a lap and to snuggle. Lucy was adopted to an incredibly loving Ohio Family where she shares her home not only with humans, but with a feline sibling as well. Within an hour of her adoption, Lucy had made herself comfortable by sitting on her humans’ laps and sharing lots of love with each of them. Lucy truly found a purr-fect home and we couldn’t be happier for Lucy and for her forever family…what an amazing journey Lucy has had and now she knows with certainty that she is safe and loved forever.