Meet Hand in Paw's dedicated group of individuals who provide an invaluable source of ideas, perspective and feedback.

Board of Directors


Idie Hastings
Hot and Hot Fish Club and OvenBird Restaurants

Vice President

Jennifer Buettner
Birmingham Bar Association


S. Rachel Goodson
Magic City Office


Jimmy Johnson
Dog Days of Birmingham

Member At Large

John M. Harbert, II
Harbert Management Corporation

Carrie Doescher
Children's of Alabama

William Finney
Whole Dog Market

Laura Gosney
Children’s of Alabama

Alicia Kay Haynes
Haynes and Haynes, P.C.

Harrison Irons
Alabama Pain Physicians

Melanie Lewis
Encompass Health

Niki Lim
BIG Communications

Marion Marx
Community Volunteer

Kristen McGee
Realty South

Susan R. Nelms
Veterinary Eye Care

Joshua Randolph
Colliers International

Melea L. Sims Goolsby
SteadMed Medical

Joan Stelling
UAB Hospital

Scott Vowell

Vowell & Associates

Jim Wilson
Leitman, Siegal, Payne, P.C.

Kimberlea Wilson
Regions Financial Corp.

Junior Board

Want to be on the Junior Board?

Please download and fill out the appropriate application and email it back to Ashley Foster.



Margaret Priester

Vice President

Sarah Grauel
Cobbs Allen


Lynn Priester


Kate Blackstone
Iberiabank Bank

Publicity Chair

Lindsay Edmonds
RMR 4x4

Membership Chair

Emma O'Neal
CoreLife Weight Loss Health Care

Catriana Cantu

Jordan Carlisle
Couch Conville and Blitt, LCC

Jodi Cherry
Regions Bank

Adelaide Clark
Smith & Pace PC

McKay Cleveland
YWCA Central Alabama

Meredith Davis
Cayenne Creative

Hillary Fisher
Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart, LLP

Wilson Hallford
Shaw Technology

Andrew Huffman
Renasant Bank

Jen Ivy
UAB Advancement

Morgan MacDougall
Regions Bank

Nicole McKee
Durante Home Exteriors

Lindsay Moore
Regions Bank

Austin Narber
Trilix Group

Charlie Preston
Engineer Design Technologies, INC.

Mary Grant Sapp
Fixtures & Finishes

Miles Stumb
Plan Tech, LLP

Sarah Jane Threlkeld

Cobbs Allen