I have worked in healthcare for the last 34 years. I began my career as a Registered Nurse after graduating from New Mexico Junior College with an Associate Degree in Nursing. Shortly after that I moved to Nashville, Tennessee and attended Vanderbilt University where I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Women’s Health and Perinatology. I worked as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner until returning to school and obtaining a post-master’s certificate from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 2002 as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. Since that time I have worked with the aging community in the Dallas area. As an animal lover and as a person who enjoys working with aging individuals I understand the importance of pets to their owners and owners to their pets. I currently live with my partner Kathy, 2 cats (Digit and Casper) and 2 dogs (PD and Taz) in Murphy Texas. I enjoy my 2 adult sons, camping, traveling and spending time with my friends.
Linda was born and raised in Campbell Ohio adn she lived in many other states until she moved to Texas and now calls it home. She's has always had a special love and passion for traveling, helping seniors, and animal rescue groups.
Linda is an International Flight attendant with American Airlines for the last 28 years.
She always volunteered her time to many other rescue groups until she joined HSKP the summer of 2014. Linda has a beautiful Shih Tzu named Princess Jolie, a Persian named Babylove and a Maine Coon mix named Princess Bella all her pets were rescues.
A M was raised in the Dallas Fort Worth area. He operated a print shop in Dallas for several years. He then started traveling with a portrait studio and was able to see the United States. He lived in the Texas hill country during the time he owned a portrait studio and in 2001 he moved back to Grand Prairie. After retiring he decided to adopt a pet. That brought him to a venture of volunteering with a non-profit group and served on the Board of Directors. He has served on two nonprofit groups and one financial institution Board.
Deborah Horn has always been passionate about dog rescue, and as she entered her 50's then 60's she wanted to find a way to ensure all low income seniors could get help for pet care. Deborah’s career includes over 30 years in information technology, with two years as a veterinary practice manager. She worked to establish the Helping Seniors Keep Pets organization so seniors would not have to choose between food for their pet or for themselves, and so seniors would not lose their pets due to financial iissues.
Pat is a long time resident of the DFW area and has volunteered with a rescue group for four years fostering and helping getting her foster dogs to the right family. She has been serving senior citizens by volunteering with Meals on Wheels Tarrant county for five years.
When she found out about Helping Seniors Keep Pets she volunteered. Pat was asked to serve on the Board and stepped up and was ready to help guide HSKP and continue serving the seniors in need.
Jan grew up in Little Rock , Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with a degree in English. She is a devoted Razorback fan. Jan retired from being a Human Resources generalist in 2006 and was then employed for 3 1/2 years by Meals On Wheels, supporting volunteers in Arlington, Kennedale, Mansfield and Grand Prairie. She continues to volunteer with several Arlington charities and her Church. Jan currently has two Cocker Spaniels, both rescue dogs. Bart has been a family member for almost 5 years and Windsor joined the group in 2012.