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Our People

The Passion

LifeLine is a nationally-recognized innovator and pioneer in the animal welfare field. The largest animal welfare organization in Georgia, we care for 40,000 animals annually and take an innovative approach to tackle the root causes of animal homelessness. We are also proud to be the first organization to ever achieve no-kill levels at the DeKalb and Fulton County Animal shelters.

LifeLine Animal Project is seeking passionate animal lovers who are committed to our lifesaving mission to join our team!  If you inspire others with your positive attitude and are a team player who is committed to excellent animal care and top-notch customer service, we may have a career for you!  

LifeLine team photo in the Community Animal Center adoption lobby




Are you looking for a purposeful career in animal welfare? We are looking for compassionate people to join our team with many open positions across all locations.


David Midler, Chair
Owner, Presentech Advanced Print Solutions
and EventPrints

Pete Nolan, Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer, King & Spalding

Anne Cox-Johnson, Secretary
Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Anisa Telwar Kaicker, Past Chair
President, Anisa International, Inc.

Katherine Abreu
Corporate Recruiter,

Julie Beaty
Vice President, Mortgage Banker, Ameris Bank

Carolyn Bibb
Licensed Massage Therapist
& Certified Personal Trainer

Margaret Brownlee
Fmr. Chief Operating Officer,
American Express Corp. Services

Michele Etheredge
Former Logistics & Supply Chain Consultant

Dr. Chynna Steele Johnson
Steele Dermatology

Craig Koch
Founder/CEO, WAG-A-LOT

Lizz Patrick
Chief Client Officer, Patrick Law Group, LLC

Heather Reich
Private Wealth Advisor, First Vice President, Rockefeller Capital Management

Maria Sainz
Senior Vice President – Consumer Insights,
Serta Simmons Bedding

Vickie Thomas
Associate Dean of Executive MBA and Executive Education, Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business

Jim Wininger, Emeritus Member
Partner, Bain & Company

Judge Alvin T. Wong
State Court Judge, DeKalb County

Miller Wood
Online Merchandising, Home Depot


LifeLine is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for the betterment of the organization, our community and the field of animal welfare. To remain accountable for this commitment internally and to our community, we are sharing the race/ethnicity of our staff, management and Board of Directors. This transparency is one of the ways we are ensuring a quantifiable commitment to DEI as a core value of the organization.

(All Staff)


(Board of Directors)

All Staff Age Ranges


A LifeLine vet tech cares for small kittens in the clinic

Vet Tech Appreciation Week

This week is vet tech appreciation week! We’re taking a quick moment to thank our vet techs for everything that they do for Atlanta’s animals.



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