ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Melissa Murphy Weber - State Representative, 148th Legislative District, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Melissa is an animal advocate who spent 6 years prior to her current elected position working as an Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was Captain of both the Special Prosecutions Unit & Domestic Violence Unit.
Tom Cooney- Equine Manager, PETsMART. Tom has a varied background in equine management, including retail. He is well-networked in the region & active in the promotion of many various rescue clubs & organizations for both dogs & horses.
Rich Kendzior- Philadelphia
Mounted Patrol, Retired.
Walt Sasse- Philadelphia Mounted Patrol, Retired. National Equine Security Specialists, co-owner
Walt Sasse and Rich Kendzior have extensive Philadelphia Mounted Patrol
backgrounds. Both good horsemen, they further add to the substance behind
the National Equine Security Specialists. Nicknamed the “Pink Hats,” this
name has been dubbed upon their security team by the competitors and
managers of major international horse shows.
P J Loomer is the owner of “P Diamond J Outfitters.” She has been leading horse pack trips into the Pecos Wilderness of northern New Mexico for two decades. She raises Foundation Paint Horses and works cattle when not packing in the Rocky Mountains. She has been breaking and training young stock horses most of her life and competed in college rodeo.
Judi Carson- Canine Breeder & Competitor. Judy is a nationally recognized breeder & competitor, showing dogs competitively for 30 years. She has produced multiple Title Holders in both Breed & Obedience, She has competed with Afghans, Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, Silky Terriers, & Standard Poodles. Judy has held multiple Board positions on both local & national club levels (Breed & Obedience) & in addition is active in Agility.
Dr. Evelyn Orenbuch graduated from The Ohio State College of Veterinary medicine in 1994. She has worked in several mixed and small animal veterinary hospitals in the Philadelphia area where she grew up, and in North Carolina where she lived for 6 years after graduation. She was trained in veterinary chiropractic at Options for Animals, and certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in 1999.
her patients are nationally and internationally ranked agility dogs. But
her treatments have helped many dogs, horses and cats as well.
Lena O'Brien brings an international flavor to the Animal Welfare Project. Originally trained by the Swedish Military, she has competed on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Further trained at the Kentucky Horse Park, she has managed barns for World-Class riders. Today she produces her own multiple champions in disciplines ranging from jumping to driving.