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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

What We Stand For

The LifeLine team strives to conduct ourselves in a manner that upholds these seven core values in our everyday interactions with each other, the pets in our care and our community.



Anisa Telwar Kaicker, Chair
Founder & CEO, Anisa International, Inc.

Lizz Patrick, Vice Chair
Chief Client Officer & Founder, Patrick Law Group LLC

Marcia Jerding, CPA, Treasurer
Partner, Johnson-Lambert

Cheryl Scheck, Secretary
Executive Marketing Consultant

Katherine Abreu
Reverse Recruiter, Find My Profession

Julie Beaty
Vice President – Mortgage Banker, Ameris Bank

Elizabeth Benator
Principal, Elizabeth Benator Consulting

Arman Deganian
Partner, Litner + Deganian

Kristin Doherty
Former Vice President – Finance, The Home Depot

Craig Koch
Founder/CEO, WAG-A-LOT

Pallavi Kodlikeri
Senior Manager (Associate Partner), Deloitte Consulting

Jane McAuley
Owner, McAuley & Associates Real Estate

Tiffany Nealy

Retention & Progression Consultant, Google, Inc.

Susan Neugent
President Emerita, Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Sarah Rothwein
Vice President, Evans General Contractors


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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