Callie joined Canine Therapy Corps in August 2008. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization. Ms. Cozzolino has been a volunteer with Canine Therapy Corps since January 2004, during which time she has certified and worked with three of her dogs in animal-assisted therapy programs. She is currently a Canine Therapy Corps program leader at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. In addition to her professional and volunteer involvement with Canine Therapy Corps, Ms. Cozzolino has also been involved with Safe Humane Chicago, an organization which aims to create safe and humane communities by inspiring positive relationships between people and animals. She is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed and an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen evaluator. Ms. Cozzolino holds a BA in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, as well as a JD from The John Marshall Law School. Callie shares her life with her amazing, tolerant husband, a wonderful son, and dog, Swindle.

Pictured left to right - Scotch (deceased), Swindle, and Rou (deceased).

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Ann M. Davidson
Operations Manager

Ann Davidson joined Canine Therapy Corps in August 2014.  She manages the Canine Therapy Corps office, leads donor management and fundraising activities, and manages Canine Therapy Corps' volunteers, therapy dog team candidates, animal-assisted intervention programs, and community outreach.  Ms. Davidson holds ten years of professional experience in marketing and communications.  In 2014, she graduated the Behavior Fundamentals and Essential Training Skills courses at FetchFind (formerly CanineLink Academy), a school for aspiring dog trainers, and completed FetchFInd’s Advanced Training Skills course in 2015.  Ms. Davidson holds a BBA in International Business and Marketing from Loyola University Chicago.  At home, she enjoys spending time with her supportive husband and two wonderful dogs, Rocko and Ash (pictured left to right).  Rocko became a Canine Therapy Corps-certified therapy dog in June 2015 and Ash became certified in May 2017.



Ms. Hagerty joined Canine Therapy Corps in December 2018. She assists with volunteer coordination, donor management, fundraising, development activities, and community outreach. Her previous work history is based in direct social services. Ms. Hagerty does not currently have a dog of her own, but is a devoted aunt to her sister's corgi, Harper. Ms. Hagerty holds a BA in Anthropology and Sociology from St. Michael’s College.

Board of Directors

Rebecca Bennett, Secretary
Barbara Brightman
Deborah Crown
Margee Elias
Carrie Grant, Vice Chair
Ken Goldrick, DVM
Debra Hadelman
Spencer Hadelman

Tim Hudson
Matt Kowalczyk

Julie Muccillo, Chair
Amanda Sonneborn
Will Wagner
Amy Warlick

Honorary Board

Ken Fixler
Eowyn Ford

Noelle Gaffney
Marjorie A. Getz, Ph.D.
Britt Whitfield
Lisa Wiersma


Young Professionals board

Canine Therapy Corps' Young Professionals Board is a channel for additional funding and exposure for Canine Therapy Corps and its animal-assisted therapy programs. The Young Professionals Board is comprised of Chicago-based professionals who feel strongly about giving back to the community by utilizing their unique skill sets to help Canine Therapy Corps grow as an organization. Members are required to shadow Canine Therapy Corps therapy sessions, fundraise, promote the organization and events, as well as individual Board duties.

Established in 2010, the Young Professionals Board is one of the fastest growing boards of its type in Chicago. It has seen growth in both attendance and funds raised in each event held to-date. This momentum has instilled a culture to always aim to exceed goals.

If you are interested in learning more about the Young Professionals Board, please send your inquiry to, someone will get back to you.

  • Jessie Abrams

  • Lindsay Barnett

  • Izzie Baum

  • Corbin Blankenstein

  • Justin Burd

  • Breanne Burich

  • Jonathon Fixler

  • Billy Fogel

  • Jennifer L. Fosser

  • Spencer Hadelman

  • Max Kaplan

  • Matthew Kowalczyk, Chair

  • Michael Kowalczyk

  • Francine Lichten

  • Ryan Liebman

  • Kathy Liwag

  • Emily Nelson

  • Laura Nelson

  • Hanna Rasche

  • Stacy Robinson

  • Natasha Sawlani-Vuppuluri

  • Shannon Sieck

  • Brittany Wadas

  • Will Wagner, Former Chair (2014 - 2016)

  • Steve Wiener

  • Gordon Wolfe