Debbie Caplin

Board President and Program Committee Chair, Parkcrest Plastic Surgery

Debbie Caplin has been actively involved with the Duo organization since 2011 when she and Sookie (her first Touch Therapy dog) were certified for Debbi CaplinAcute Care as well as the Paws for Reading programs. She graduated from the University of Denver and, after her years spent working as a primary school teacher, has been actively involved in numerous not-for-profit activities. These include her current Board position at the APA as well as a longstanding relationship with the Gateway To Hope breast cancer program. She is also the Aesthetics’ Center coordinator at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery. Debbie currently has four dogs in the Touch Therapy Program: Charlie, Georgie, Pippa, and Opie and has spent the past several years providing Touch services to cancer patients at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital as well as the Missouri Baptist Cancer Center and regularly visits Mercy Hospital Children’s Floor. Debbie was a founding member of the Volunteer Advisory Council for Duo where she is also a Temperament Test Evaluator.

Leila Marks

Assistance and Obedience Dog Trainer

Crissy Smith

Assistance and Obedience Dog Trainer

Beth Biondo

Director of Operations

Judy Kouchoukos


Tony Alaimo

Assistance and Obedience Dog Trainer

Erin Welch

Development & Office Administrator

Gary Barnes

Kennel Manager

Michelle Nixon

Kennel Staff

Beth Greco

Volunteer Manager

Dan Herren

Herren, Dare & Streett

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