Emily Barlean, Board Co-Chair FleishmanHillard
I joined Duo’s board to be a part of the life-changing bonds that they create between dogs and humans. Whether witnessing the light that comes into a person’s eyes when they meet their new Assistance Dog or watching calm come over a child who gets a visit from one of our Touch Teams or simply watching one of our volunteers interact with their Duo, the bond is unbreakable. To be any part of that is empowering, inspiring and beautiful.
Mary C. Kullman, Board Co-Chair Community Volunteer
I chose to serve on the Duo board because of how Duo transforms lives through the relationship of people and dogs.
John Csik, Board Treasurer Safety National
I’m most proud of Duo because of the positive difference we make in people’s lives.
Tim DeFosset , Board Secretary Wells Fargo
I chose to serve on the Duo board because Duo has such a profound impact on every life the organization touches and I am passionate about socializing our mission and impact in our communities. I am excited to work towards and see Duo continue to grow and make even greater community impact in the years to come!
Debbie Caplin, Marketing Chair Parkcrest Plastic Surgery
I have spent years as a Touch handler and all of my dogs, and I, received our training through Duo’s outstanding programs. Having seen first hand the countless people who so greatly benefit from Duo’s Touch Therapy and Assistance Dogs programs I wanted to serve on the boardto help the organization grow and prosper.
Linda M. Bennett Retired CRNA, Community Volunteer
I choose to serve on Duo’s Board to give back to the community. I have been in the fundraising efforts for Duo and have met so many other outstanding volunteers. Presently I’m working toward graduating the Duo Touch therapy program with my dog Chase. This is such a dynamic organization I didn’t want to pass up the chance to serve it’s mission, and be a part of it.
Wayne Boillat, DVM Veterinary Group of Chesterfield
Mike Boyle Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
I chose to serve on the board at Duo because I believe in the organization and the mission to improve the lives of those who are less fortunate. I believe that those who are able to make a difference have a duty to assist others and I want to give back to help others live their lives to the fullest.
Willie Glickert Community Volunteer
My favorite Duo is my black Labrador named Daegan. Not only has Daegan sired three litters for Duo, he brings love and happiness to those he meets on a daily basis. That is what Duo brings to hundreds of people everyday through our TOUCH, Paws for Reading and Service Dog programs transforming their lives forever.
Mark Grieman ROI Search Partners, BreakthroughROI
I choose to serve on the board because of the incredible joy and difference the Duo dogs make in the lives of people in need.
Dan Herren Herren, Dare & Streett
I initially heard about Duo when I attended a gala a few years ago. I loved Duo’s mission, but then I learned about the 600+ volunteers that support the cause. I knew the organization had to be something special. I am honored to serve on the Board.
Chris Pedroley Dentons US LLP
I’m most proud of Duo because of the incredible impact Duo has on our community. I know the transformative power my own dog has had on my life, and am very proud to be a part of an organization made up of dedicated, compassionate people focused on training dogs that are then able to have a similar impact for countless others.