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Natahnee is an Associate Certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She holds a BA in Animal Behavior from Franklin and Marshall College, an MS in Biology from Shippensburg University, and has completed the Aggression in Dogs Master course with the esteemed Michael Shikashio. Natahnee has experience documenting and quantifying animal behavior “in the wild” in Yellowstone National Park and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and more than 15 years of experience evaluating and rehabilitating shelter and rescue of dogs. She is co-creator of Cheddar Paws Dog Art, an artist collective with a mission to paint long-term shelter and rescue dogs (and cats) to help them gain exposure and get adopted. You can find Cheddar Paws paintings on display at various local businesses. Natahnee also volunteers with the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art’s Saw- Whet Owl research program.

Board Members

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Vice President

Joe is a Graphic Designer by day and a dog lover at all times. He came across Harrisburg's Great Dog Program through volunteering with Cheddar Paws Dog Art and wanted to help. Although time is limited with kids and life in general, he helps when and where he can, often in big ways, by volunteering time and talent designing educational pet signage for local parks, formatting educational brochures and booklets for print, designing shirt and flyer logos and layouts, developing community and school organization media, and learning how to be a better advocate for dogs. After living in Baltimore for 20 years and seeing so many bully breeds ignored or abandoned there, he developed a soft spot in his heart for them, and hopes to help educate people that all dogs are great and the "questionable" or "misunderstood" breeds and dogs are often the ones with the biggest hearts... they just need some help along the way, as demonstrated by his family's rescue dog, Mikey. He's thrilled to be involved with HGDP.

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Charlotte graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communications from Bloomsburg University. Her interest in dog behavior was piqued while she and her family raised eight puppies for the Seeing Eye.

After raising their eighth dog for the Seeing Eye, Charlotte began working at the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, first as Humane Educator and then as Director of Animal Care. Charlotte was involved with the development of behavioral programs for the canine residents.

Through her work at the Humane Society, Charlotte has helped to evaluate, socialize and rehabilitate hundreds of dogs over her 14 years there. Over the years, Charlotte and her family have shared their lives with 23 dogs.

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Jeff was licensed to practice law in 1995 and specializes in family law. He serves as County Solicitor for Tax Assessment Appeals as well as various charitable organizations including the Panther Ram Foundation and The Hanna Foundation. He also advises the Assessors Association of PA.

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Jennifer was a YWCA of Greater Harrisburg Tribute to Women of Excellence awardee in 2013. She currently serves on the following nonprofit Boards of Directors: Estate Planning Council of Central PA., Feel Your Boobies Foundation, Harrisburg Great Dog Program, National Standards Foundation Board (Council on Foundations affiliate), and West Shore Wildlife Center.

She actively volunteers with the following: Speranza Animal Rescue, Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Pitties Love Peace and West Shore Wildlife Center.

Jennifer is the co-founder of Tahoe’s Legacy Fund. This fund is in honor and memory of Tahoe – a young victim of animal cruelty – specifically dog fighting. Tahoe’s Legacy Fund will provide support to local organizations around animal abuse and welfare issues in an effort to elevate awareness of them, so that Tahoe’s life and too early demise, was not in vain.

Special Thanks

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We would like to give special thanks to Cindy Armour-Helm and her family and staff for supporting Harrisburg’s Great Dog Program in countless ways, including use of the Better Homes and Garden’s Office and grounds as our training facility!

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Dan Boreman

We would like to give special thanks to Dan Boreman of Boreman & Babb for graciously providing his accounting services to Harrisburg's Great Dog Program.