Board of Directors

JANET HENDRICKSON, MSN, FNP-C

President

Janet Hendrickson is a Family Nurse Practitioner whose background includes practicing as a primary care provider and in the Emergency Department. She lives in Macon, Georgia with her four rescue dogs and three rescue cats.

ALEX BURY

Vice President of Development
Vegan Outreach
Vice President

Alex Bury has been a professional fundraiser for 15 years. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska with her rescued dog, Goldie.

VIRGINIA HASS, FNP-C, PA-C, DNP

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at
UC Davis, Retired
Secretary

Virginia Hass is a nurse practitioner and an associate clinical professor for the Master of Science — Nurse Practitioner Degree Program and the Master of Health Services — Physician Assistant Studies Degree Program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Dr. Hass also maintains a clinical practice in primary care at the Sacramento County Primary Care Center.

JUDY SCHEFFEL, ED.D
SVP, Learning & Leadership Development
Bank of America
Treasurer

Judy has a professional background in sales leadership and change management and currently leads change and transformation initiatives for one of the world’s largest banks. She has led solutions towards improved performance, productivity, corporate growth and profitability in the financial and technology sectors, spanning as far as into Vladivostok, Russia.

RACHEL CHMIEL, JD

Mitigation Specialist
Federal Defenders of Middle Georgia

Rachel currently works as a mitigation specialist for the Federal Defenders of Middle Georgia, where she advocates for proportionate sentencing on behalf of indigent defendants in Federal Court. Previously, she worked for over 20 years with the Georgia Resource Center, a non-profit law office providing free representation to poor people on Georgia’s death row. Rachel lives with her husband, three teenagers, and a rescue dog in Macon, Georgia.

ANDREA COOKE, MFT

Southern Center for Choice Theory

Andrea is a married mother of eight. She is an MFT doctoral candidate in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Antioch University in Keene, NH. She received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from THE Fort Valley State University. She went on to obtain a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mercer University in Macon. She currently works in development and as a master’s level clinician at the Southern Center for Choice Theory, a small counseling agency, working with vulnerable populations.

DR. PAULINA ZIELINSKA CROOK DVM, MPVM, MPH

Director of the Office for Global Programs
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Paulina Crook, DVM, MPVM, MPH is the Director of the Office for Global Programs in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She is also a faculty advisor for the Students for One Health (SOH) Club and serves as a mentor for a student-led One Health Clinic in Knights Landing, CA.

MINERVA DANIEL

Retired Educator

Minerva Rivera Daniel is a retired educator who enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her German Shepard Lola (pictured here).

KRISTIN JANKOWSKI, VMD

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Small Animal Community Practices. UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Kristin Jankowski, VMD, CCRP is a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Small Animal Community Practice at UC Davis. She is also an affiliated faculty member of the UC Davis One Health Institute. Prior to moving to Davis in early 2020 she was on the board of her local animal shelter, the Delaware Humane Association (DHA). In her role there she conceptualized, organized, and led monthly One Health clinics for underserved pets and their owners.

HANK SCHWARTZ, MD, FACP

Henry Schwartz is a physician with training in internal medicine, pediatrics, endocrinology, and aerospace medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys running and hiking with his dogs.

MARK STARR, DVM, MPVM, DIPL. ACVPM

Deputy Director for Environmental Health at
California Department of Public Health

Mark Starr was appointed by Governor Brown in 2012 as the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Deputy Director for Environmental Health. He leads the Center for Environmental Health, which encompasses Food and Drug Safety, Cannabis Safety, Radiation Safety and Environmental Management programs, and supporting laboratory programs. Mark is also a Volunteer Clinical Professor for the Masters of Public Health program in the School of Medicine at UC Davis.

BRENDEN TU, MD

UC Davis Student Health and Wellness Center
Clinic Director of Clinica Tepati and the Knights Landing One Health Clinic

Brenden is a family practice doctor, currently practicing at the UC Davis Student Health and Wellness Center. He is also the Clinic Director of Clinica Tepati and the Knights Landing One Health Clinic (both volunteer, student-run clinics). He lives in Davis with Quetzal, one of the first dogs rescued by Janet in 2014.

Advisors

TBD

TBD

ONE HEALTH CLINIC

Our next “Healthcare for Both Ends of the Leash” pop-up clinic is scheduled for Saturday, October 8 from 10am-1pm at Bloomfield Gilead Park, 1931 Rocky Creek Road, Macon.  All dogs must be on a leash, all cats must be in a carrier.  All services are free. To learn more  please send us an email at info@peoplepetsproject.org