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:
A4A Executive Director, Stacey Ritz provides much needed love and attention to 14 puppies saved from death row. The puppies were from various litters, but all were destined for the same fate if A4A had not come to their rescue. A4A arranged for a successful pull from the high-kill shelter and arranged three legs of transport drivers to get all of the puppies to safety in volunteer foster homes. In the photo, Stacey visits with the pack of puppies as they stretch their legs (mid-way through transport), many of them touching the grass for the very first time in the lives.