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IAABC Staff

The IAABC staff provides the organization and our IAABC members with support and assistance.

  • Kathrine Christ MIA, CTC, CDBC

    Executive Director

    Kathrine is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and owner of Hands Full Dog Training, LLC in Wichita, Kansas. FULL BIO

  • Mike Lamberth

    Chief Operating Officer

    Mike directs the IAABC's administrative efforts, finance department and volunteer program and oversees IAABC operations.

  • Robin Horemans

    Membership Director

    Robin is the owner and head instructor of the Canada Bird School. She is also currently the Membership Director for the IAABC. FULL BIO

  • Nikki Finn-Loudenslager

    Credentialing Director

    Nikki directs the operations of the Credentialing Department, including application development and administration of the Application Review Team.

  • Melinda Lee

    Communications Director

    Melinda has worked with various state and local agencies implementing Information Systems for over 15 years and recently pursued an education in dog training and behavior. FULL BIO

  • Pierinna Isis Tenchio

    Language Director

    Pierinna is the IAABC Language Director and the IAABC Foundation Journal Spanish Editor. FULL BIO

  • Rochelle Burtt CDBC, CBCC-KA

    Technology Director

    Rochelle is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and avid supporter of the IAABC. FULL BIO

  • Donna Furlani

    Community Engagement Manager

    Donna is a Certified Trainer and Consultant with career history in education and translation. She is a native speaker of English (US) who translates from French, German, and Spanish. FULL BIO

    • Devin Zimmer CDBC, CBCC-KA

      Volunteer Coordinator

      Devin is a CDBC, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KSA, IAABC-ADT, a Fear Free Certified Professional, a Canine Good Citizen evaluator, and is currently in the process for becoming a Family Dog Mediator. FULL BIO

    • Tiro Miller
      PhD, SBA

      Staff Writer & Editor   

      Tiro Miller, PhD, SBA, is the managing editor of the IAABC Foundation Journal and oversees IAABC publications. FULL BIO