Leadership Volunteers


NadinePechar_AdoptionNadine Pechar, Adoption Coordinator –  Nadine has a bachelor of science degree focused on business management and accounting obtained from Wilmington College.  She also has a master’s degree in business administration obtained from Ohio Dominican.  Currently, Nadine works in financial reporting for an apparel sourcing company.  Nadine met a director of Peace for Paws through work and decided she wanted to get involved.  She has always had a soft spot in her heart for animals in need and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to help.  She has been a volunteer for the past year assisting in the placement of animals in their forever homes.  Nadine is currently the adoption coordinator for Peace for Paws.  She owns two cats (Brandon and Precious) and a lab mix (Calvin), of which she adores very much.


EmilyGates_FosterEmily Gates,  Key Foster Family–  Emily has been with Nationwide Insurance for 15 years. She has two children, Aidan and Avery, 9 and 11. She first got into rescue after assisting with transports on the weekends. Shortly thereafter, she began fostering.  Today, she has fostered countless homeless and has placed these dogs into their loving forever home. Dog rescue is a family actively that everyone can be involved with and her kids love it as much as she does!  She is very passionate about animal rescue and the no-kill movement.


AutumnGuess_TrainerAutumn Guess, Canine Trainer – Autumn has been owning and loving dogs since she was a child. In February 2010 she found a dog on the street. He was a 1 1/2 years old, skinny, shepherd mix. After an unsuccessful effort to find the dogs owners, Benson got his new name and a new home with Autumn. Benson’s plight had fueled Autumn to help under privileged, homeless dogs. She became a certified professional trainer December 2011 and contacted PFPO in January 2012. She has been aiding PFPO by fostering and helping other fosters with some training tips ever since. Her first official foster dog, Oreo, became a foster failure and joins Benson in helping with other dogs rehabilitation.


CharlynBohlandCharlyn Bohland – Charlyn has a political science degree from The University of Akron and a law degree from Capital University Law School. She is currently a public defender focusing on appeals and juvenile law. Charlyn coordinates the volunteers and fosters, chairs the events coordinating committee, and writes grants for the rescue. Charlyn and her husband, Kyle, a vet student at OSU, have had the privilege to foster 14 dogs for PFPO. The permanent residents of their home include Bailey (an All-American pup), Huffy (a Bassett Hound), Leo (a pitbull), Jax (a chihuahua), 3 cats (Sunny, Tommy, and Geri), and about 10,000 bees in their bee hive. Charlyn admires the resilience of rescue dogs. Charlyn is a vegetarian who loves to be outside, run, scrapbook, garden, and read.