New England Pet Partners, Inc. 501c.3 Community Pet Partner #46489

Enhancing Well-Being and Education with Pet Assisted Therapy

Board of Directors / Advisors / Friends of NEPP

NEPP follows a Community-Relationship Driven Business Model – Governing for What Matters. Our vision is bringing people and pets together to enhance well-being and education with pet assisted therapy in the community. The Board’s work centers around raising awareness about the benefits of Pet Assisted Therapy and providing resources to train qualified visiting teams with Pet Partners. Our annual plan/forecast aims at program development for organizations (individuals) wanting to implement pet assisted therapy into activities and therapeutic interventions. NEPP guides the Board of Directors and registered teams with professionalism, intention, integrity and accountability. Our approach is to engage with, and generate relationships between teams and facilities. We do not deploy teams.

As a non-profit, we need sponsors who value and support our cause.

If you are interested in a Board Director’s position with NEPP, contact Maureen Ross or Mary Blake.

To become a sponsor or learn more ...  

Kathleen DeLong, RN, LTE - Team Kody, MA

Executive Director, Volunteer Training

978-957-0099 / 978-965-9174 c

Gary A. Ross, ME, LTE, LTI / Team Quin, NH


Raytheon Company, Engineering Fellow

Mary Blake, RPP / Team Summer, SC  

Board Secretary


Linda Browne, Team Mabel, NH and FL


John Browne, NH & FL

Shirley Holdman, MA

Carina Walter, ME

Arlene Murphy, NH

Karen Lachapelle (MA) Canine Massage, Reiki Master, Acupressure | Rub My Belly


Board Advisors and Honorary Board Members continue to make contributions to NEPP and offer helpful advise.

They do not vote on motions for NEPP.

Board Advisors / Honorary Board Members Friends of NEPP

Friends of NEPP are the volunteer teams, organizations and generous donators who support our cause to help us offer licensed team evaluations, in our own facility, and share our pets with others.

Teams receive a Community Pet Partner Discount #46489 when they register with Pet Partners.

Thank You Teams for making a difference!  

Visit our Sponsors

Joan Whitebook, Chair, NH

Masiello Group


NEPP’s Board of Directors and Wellness Officers

Diane Matte, Ph.D., Ed.D., NH  

Sweetpaws Art


Liz Harrington / NEPP Facebook Group Admin., MD

Harrington Consultants / Focusing Safety


NEPP Org Chart

NEPP Code of Ethics

NEPP By-Laws

Maureen Ross, MA, President, Team Quin, NH  

Author of Awareness Centered Training - ACT

Dog Talk LLC (Training and Wellness)

603-635-3647  / 603-661-3647 c

Anne Gagnon, MA


Board of Directors

Robert Rules Quick Ref.

Board Bios

Friends of NEPP

Shirley Holdman, MA


Austin O’Brien, MD - FL