100% volunteered time
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 8 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!
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).
Health Intake Director
Kathy is very active in the community. She has volunteered for over 27 years at CHA Animal Shelter, FCDS & COPS for over 6 years. She has lived in Columbus for most of her life & is happily retired. She enjoys visiting her sister in Florida. Kathy has a pittie named Dozer (who was adopted from CHA). Kathy oversees the daily messages we receive via email, messenger & voicemails.
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. Bethany oversees our Social Media (Facebook & Instagram) and helps keep our website up to date.
Volunteer Coordinator Director
Karrie has been a volunteer with COPS for over 5 years. She has raised three amazing young men & has two rescue dogs, Grayson & Hannah Grace. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, OSU football, hiking or running with Grayson, reading & baking. Karrie has taken on the role of Volunteer Coordinator and is in charge of volunteer recruitment, training, engagement & retention.