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Board Directors

100% volunteered time

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Stephanie Nicholson-Gregg


Stephanie grew up in Michigan and relocated to Ohio for her career in 1998. She serves as our President and is in charge of overall operations of the Organization! She is a MVNC graduate, has been a COPS volunteer for over 7 years and previously served as our HOPE Clinic manager before taking over in 2021.  She has a rescue pittie named Frankie who you can find on Instagram at  @i_am_frankie_lou.  In what little downtime she has she enjoys traveling, coloring, growing herbs & spending time with her husband, friends, family, and snuggling with Frankie!


Brad Polinko

Finance Director

Our Finance Director Brad is an Ohio Native & graduate of Ohio Dominican University in Columbus. He has had a love for dogs since he was a small boy growing up in St. Clairsville, Ohio. The Polinko family set of Colliers encyclopedias had all the pictures of dogs smudged to the edge of recognition from Brad looking at them as a toddler. Brad enjoys travel, hiking, movies, spending time with his wife Tina & their rescue dog Buster (who they adopted from Rico Pet Recovery).  


Kathy Casaday


Kathy is very active in the community volunteering for over 27 years at CHA Animal Shelter, FCDS & COPS for over 5 years. She has lived in Columbus for most of her life & is happily retired. She enjoys visiting her sister in Florida. Kathy has birds & recently lost her beloved furbabies Chi Chi & then Violet (who were both adopted from CHA) within weeks of each other. 


Karrie Mobley-Hooff


Karrie has been a volunteer with COPS for over 3 years. She has raised three amazing young men & has two rescue dogs Grayson (7) & Hannah Grace (14). In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, OSU football, hiking or running with Grayson, reading & baking.


Bethany Small


Bethany started volunteering with COPS in 2016 when she became best buddies with her pit mix Buckeye and brought him to one of our HOPE Clinics. She saw what we do & became a volunteer as a way to give back to the community. When not volunteering she enjoys the arts, creative sewing projects, running, exercise, coffee & sunny days. She is a 2008 graduate of The Ohio State University. 

FCDS Shelter Liaisons

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Liz Wood

Liz has been volunteering at the FCDS

 since June 2018, and has also been dog (and other pets) sitting since June 2019. Liz doesn't have any of her own dogs but does sometimes take FCDS dogs home for sleepovers so that the shelter can learn more about them & the dogs can get a break from the stressful shelter environment. She does have three very special shelter dogs: Champagne (white pittie) and Kitty (tan pittie),  and Renzo (brindle pittie).

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Kellee Copeland

Kellee has been a volunteer with Franklin County  Dog Shelter since June 2018 and a volunteer with COPS since 2019.  She has two dogs, Tucker (7) and TJ (4.5). She works as a Controller for a local mechanical contracting company and enjoys spending her spare time with family, friends and dogs. Tucker on the left and TJ on the right.

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