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GREY2K USA Worldwide Staff

The staff of GREY2K USA Worldwide consists of Director of Research Patrick Baga, Communications Director Maria Moyser, Office Aide Jessica Podkalicki and Office Coordinator Caroline Williams. We are also very grateful for the continued guidance of communications expert, Danielle Festa and her sidekick Brody. Our team members use their special talents to help end dog racing and promote the adoption of ex-racers. Gina is here every day to cheer them on, and dedicated volunteer Julie Neubauer rounds out the team.

Patrick

Patrick Baga, Director of Research

Patrick holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in Comparative Politics from the University of New Hampshire. While serving as a graduate assistant, Patrick defended his thesis on public support for democracy and the rule of law in the countries of Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. His prior research has focused on the many factors that influence public perception, most notably class interest, historical memory, and institutional reform.

Patrick firmly believes in justice for marginalized people and animals, values which align with the ethos of GREY2K USA Worldwide. In his downtime, Patrick enjoys playing and watching sports, reading classic literature, and traversing New England. Email patrick@grey2kusa.org.

Maria

Maria Moyser, Director of Communications

Maria is a communications specialist who loves working with nonprofits dedicated to animal welfare. She has previously volunteered with Brooklyn Animal Action as a graphic designer and is very enthusiastic to now be advocating for greyhounds. She currently has two lovely rescued cats, Romeo and Kara. Email maria@grey2kusa.org.

Jessica

Jessica Podkalicki, Office Aide

Jessica has been working with nonprofits since her graduate studies. It is her dream to work for an animal-centered organization, like GREY2K USA Worldwide. Her specialties include development and operations for small, local nonprofits, but she is always happy to lend a hand any way she can. She enjoys spending time with her beautiful orange cat Nala, going to local rock concerts, and lifting heavy things at the gym. jessica@grey2kusa.org.

Caroline

Caroline Williams, Office Coordinator

Caroline has a lifelong devotion to nonprofits. She has volunteered at nursing facilities, shelters, AIDS clinics, and after-school programs, to name just a few! Caroline loves traveling, practices yoga, and knits. Email caroline@grey2kusa.org.

Danielle

Danielle Festa, Communications Consultant

Danielle has been the web developer for GREY2K USA Worldwide since 2010 and continues to bring her technical, design and marketing related expertise to the table. Danielle works with her own rescue dog assistant, Brody. Being a visual artist as well, she has created a line of watercolor greyhound cards and prints for our online shop. Email danielle@grey2kusa.org.

Julie

Julie Neubauer, Office Volunteer

Julie has been volunteering since 2007 and helped pass the Greyhound Protection Act of 2008, the Massachusetts ballot question that closed the Wonderland and Raynham dog tracks. She shares our commitment to ending dog racing worldwide and continues to help in our Arlington office on a regular basis. Julie is a wonderful member of our team!

Gina

Gina, Top Dog

Gina was born in Texas in 2010 and raced nearly 200 times in Florida. She wags her tails in big circles and kisses everyone who comes to the office. Email gina@grey2kusa.org.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn, International Ambassadog

Brooklyn raced in two countries, Australia and Macau (China) before sparking our international campaign to #CloseTheCanidrome. He was rescued with over 500 of his fellow hounds. He is truly a gentle soul. Watch his video.

Romeo

Romeo, Top Cat

Romeo is a friendly cat who comes from the streets of Brooklyn where he was rescued by Brooklyn Animal Action. He brings a unique skillset to the office and lists his interests as sunny spots, tuxedo fashion, studying greyhounds, and snacks.


Hope

Hope, Ambassadog 2002-2015

Hope was a greyhound rescued from the now-shuttered Wonderland dog track. As one of our "ambassadogs," she educated people about greyhound racing on her walks every day. Hope is also the namesake of our bequest program, the Hope Fund.

Zoe

Zoe, Resident Greyhound 2002-2014

Zoe was a sweet reminder of all the greyhounds we are working to save. Peanut butter was her favorite thing in the world! "ZoZo" came to work each day and proudly wore her campaign jacket throughout our original Massachusetts campaign.

Rita and Marion

Rita Escor and Marion Penney, Office Volunteers 1999-2013

Rita and Marion are best friends who volunteered in our original office in Davis Square, Somerville. Our work for the greyhounds would have been impossible without them. Marion has rescued eight greyhounds, including Sandy who appears in this photo.

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