Joe Camp is a celebrated Hollywood director and producer of the Benji film series and author of Soul of a Horse. Joe is passionately devoted to the welfare of animals and has generously supported PAHS’ work in advocating for their humane treatment.
Peter Drekmeier, Mayor of Palo Alto in 2009, is a passionate advocate for the preservation of natural spaces. Peter is a conservationist and environmental educator and serves as Bay Area Program Director of the Tuolumne River Trust.
Philip Giffin is an Emmy-nominated composer and is the producer/director of “If Animals Could Speak For Themselves,” a still-life movie about the work and history of the Palo Alto Humane Society.
Al Platt was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of PAHS in 2005 and served as its president until 2012. He continues to work with PAHS in an advisory capacity. Al was formerly director of the Centre for Living with Dying and, having served many philanthropies, brings a depth and breadth of experience and wisdom to the organization. Al and his wife Barbara are the proud parents of Cheerio, their cockatiel.
Jennifer Knapp is the former president of the PAHS Board of Directors, having served from 2012 to 2015, and was appointed to the Board in December 2008. She continues to work with PAHS in an advisory capacity as our pro bono legal council. Jennifer has been an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for more than 10 years, where she focuses on corporate and securities law and provides pro bono council to a number of organizations. She volunteers her time on a number of animal-related issues and is dedicated to promoting veganism and compassion toward all animals, including humans.
Dolores Arnold left the PAHS Board of Directors during the summer of 2016, but she continues to support PAHS as an advisor and a volunteer at events and other gatherings. Dolores has had a lifelong dedication to the welfare of animals. She is a founding member of Feline Friends (formerly the Stanford Cat Network) and has been actively involved in many of PAHS’ programs throughout the years. Dolores also has a passion for animal photography; her photographs can be found throughout our Web site and in our magazine Compassion, and they were featured when PAHS operated an animal art gallery.
Maureen Allen is former member of the PAHS Board of Directors and a professional educator now living in San Francisco. Her experience as a legislative aid in New York State provided the background she needed to work with local and state officials in California to promote the teaching of Humane Education in the California schools. Maureen’s contributions to the 2016 passage of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 144 (ACR 144), linking Humane Education requirement to Character Education, have been invaluable. Maureen and her husband David share their home with two rescued boys, Rookie, the emeritus spokes-dog for PAHS, and his pal, Yogi.