BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Julie Robert, Director – Julie has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a minor in Art from Ohio University. She works in global finance for Smiths Medical. Julie co-founded Peace for Paws Ohio after volunteering at a large-scale hoarding case where an emergency shelter was set up in Franklin County, in 2011. This was her first introduction to animal rescue, and the primary reason for forming Peace for Paws Ohio. Julie is a Director for Peace for Paws and is responsible for the Foster Dog Program and finances. The permanent members of her home include Harvey, Savannah, Gracie, Scarlett and three cats (Lenny, Casey and Miss Kitty).
Maria Grimshaw, Director – Maria has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Denison University and a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in 2008 and a MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Maria co-founded Peace For Paws Ohio in August 2011, after volunteering at a large scale dog rescue and discovering the incredible demand for dog rescues in Ohio. Maria assists the organization with legal issues, as well as, various administrative items, including the accounting and donations. She and her husband are the proud parents of Rebel, a nine year old mixed breed and Kaiser, an eight year old bulldog.
Katie Scholl, Director – Katie has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount Carmel College of Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from Otterbein College. Prior to attending nursing school, she worked in a veterinary office as an assistant. Katie is currently a nurse practitioner for The Ohio State University, but her true passion is with animals. She has been a part of Peace for Paws Ohio since the beginning. She has always had a love for animals and their well-being. She is the proud mom to four rescued dogs (Zoey, Heidi, Charley, and Chesney) and one rescued cat (Louie) and has fostered countless other dogs.
Claire Brinda, Director – Claire graduated from National K-9 School for Dog trainers in 2004. She is currently working on completing her Bachelors in Business Administration and has hopes of owning her own boarding and training in the future. She has been working in the animal care profession for over 12 years, and is currently the manager of a local pet resort. Claire has been active in animal rescue for several years. She is a lifelong animal lover and was raised with a house full of four-legged fur babies. Claire has four rescued dogs (Tuttle, Charger, Abe & Lance) and two rescued cats (Frodo & Stripes).
Dr. Kris Haumshild, Medical Director – Dr. Haumschild has a Bachelor of Zoology from the University of Wisconsin, a Master’s in Molecular Cell Biology from Wright State University, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University. Dr. Haumschild started volunteering for a veterinary hospital in Cincinnati back in 1999 while working for Procter and Gamble. After five years, she fell in love with emergency medicine and critical care and pursued her DVM degree. Dr. Haumschild is currently a practicing veterinarian in Dublin. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she now resides in Shawnee Hills with her significant other, Dave. They share their home with three dogs and six cats. In her free time, Dr. Haumschild enjoys scuba diving (previous instructor), traveling and relaxing with yoga exercises.
Todd Patrick, Director – Todd is the Director of Operations with National Automotive Brokerage Services, a division of Bobb Suzuki. He has worked in the auto industry most of his adult life and specifically with NABS for 5 years. He spends his free time working in animal rescue with Emily Gates and their three children, Owen, Avery and Aidan. Todd and Emily reside in Plain City and have a dog boarding facility that allows them to foster many rescue dogs and cats. They have several dogs and cats of their own in addition to chickens and ducks. Todd’s compassion for animals and inspiration for rescue started when he adopted an abuse German Shepherd named Cleveland in 2002 from his local vet. She went through multiple surgeries including a front leg amputation. Through all of that, Cleveland is a devoted family member and friend. She is still around 11 years later and she’s as healthy and happy as can be.