Leadership

Josh

Josh

Executive Director

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Josh’s journey with Little Angels Service Dogs started when his younger brother needed a service dog. Ever since then, he has been fascinated by the training and use of these animals to help the disabled community. With his passion in business and marketing, Josh worked in various roles at Little Angels that eventually led him to his current position as Executive Director. Josh is pictured here with Nika, his personal German Shepard.  Josh’s also has a Yellow Lab named Kai, a German Shepherd named Kona and a Golden Retriever named Nellie. 

Katie

Katie

Founder, Director of Training

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Katie oversees administrative staff, training staff, and site directors, for the betterment of the organization as a whole.

As Director of Training, Katie is responsible for evaluating each dog and trainer’s performance, and gives instruction to move forward with specific trainings methods and tasks based on a dog’s personality and propensities.

Dana

Dana

Prison Program Manager, Breeding Program Manager

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Dana has been involved in the assistance dog industry for over eight years and has whelped multiple litters for service dog programs. Dana has the gift of a watchful eye when it comes to the little details that go into starting a newborn puppy on the path to good health and behavior to become a much-needed service dog. Dana has trained for Little Angels for years and is a blessing to those touched by the program.

As the Prison Program Manager, Dana developed the Little Angels PUPS program and currently oversees the program.  She works directly with prison staff to accommodate the needs of dogs within their facility, and directs training and instruction of inmates, responsible for inmate trainers and gathering monthly reports on dogs’ progress

 
Stephanie

Stephanie

Site Director, San Diego

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Stephanie started her Little Angels Service Dogs journey when her son received his service dog in 2014.  Stephanie volunteered her time with Little Angels from 2014 to 2020 helping with various fundraising events as well as sitting as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors.

In 2020, Stephanie stepped up and volunteered to help run the San Diego Ranch.  Before she knew it, Stephanie became the Site Director of the San Diego Ranch. Stephanie currently oversees all day to day operations of the ranch, handler training for recipients, supports our prison program and is an integral part of everything that happens in Southern California.

Remote Staff

Amie

Amie

Applications Manager

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Amie is the Admissions Administrator for Little Angels.  Amie has been involved with Little Angels Service Dogs since the beginning, 20 years ago.

Amie has a passion to help families through the stressful applications process with her calming personality.  Amie’s greatest joy is to see when a recipient she helped work through the initial stages of the application process, receive their service dog!

Julia

Julia

Applications Assistant

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Application Assistant

Julia comes to our organization with many years of experience in the medical and customer service fields, however, what makes her an ideal employee is that she herself is the recipient of Hope, a Little Angels Service Dog. She knows firsthand what it’s like to go through the application process, fundraising, the wait time for placement, and best of all living a new, more independent life with the help of her Little Angel. Julia is extremely grateful to have had Hope by her side, and now Echo, and to be a part of helping others receive their life changing dogs.

Mary

Mary

Grants Manager

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bio coming soon.

New Hampshire Team

LASD New Hampshire Team

California Team

LASD San Diego Team

LASD Board

Katie Gonzalez, Board Chairman
Stephanie Marlowe, Treasurer
Gary Leventhal, Director
Crystal Marie Ragan, Director
Steve Zurrell, Director
Chuck Green, Director
Wendy Olson, Director
Justine Fierman FNP-BC, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE, Director

It costs over $38,000 to train and place a Service Dog.

Your contribution helps fund training and development for our Little Angels and to continue expanding our services to aid people with disabilities.