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Meet Our Staff and Teams

Our Staff work within various roles throughout Therapeutic Dog Services:  Director, Management Board, Leadership Teams,  Administration, Community Dog Visiting Program, Animal Assisted Intervention programs, various programs, services and events. 

Founder / Director 

Highest Ranking Executive

Highest-ranking executive in the company, primary responsibilities include making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of the company, and acting as the main point of communication between the board of directors and corporate operations.

Health Care Professional

Provides preventive, curative, promotional and rehabilitative health care services in a systematic way to people, families and communities.

Jody Morrish

Award Winning Service Provider

"Joy Noble" Medal
the highest distinction for an individual

"Dr Margaret Tobin" Award 
Mental Health Excellence Awards

Queens Baton Relay
Commonwealth Games 2018

Our Board

A Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing all corporate governance matters, providing the organisation with strategic leadership and direction, leads a senior management team responsible for the major financial and administrative decisions and is the principle decision making body.

David Ogden

President
In addition to presiding over board and executive committee meetings, has a variety of responsibilities. Works with the founder/director, board, staff and community to further the organisation’s mission.

Sonya Flynn

Vice President
Performs the duties and responsibilities of the President during the President’s absence. Other duties requested by the Board of Directors from time to time” oversee and be in charge of special projects.

Eric Koh

Treasurer
Oversee the financial administration of the organisation, review procedures and financial reporting

Lani Gibb

Secretary
Performs a myriad tasks aimed at managing the records and administrative functions of the team

Leadership Team

Leadership Team: Lead by the Founder/Director and under the direction of the Board, 
Our Leadership Team is comprised of the following members of staff:

Sandra Coopman

Operational Manager
Responsible for, the smooth operations of the administration base office. Planning and co-ordination of community service programs, and volunteer teams. Oversees the organisation’s procedures, reporting, policies, facility and event management.

Cheryl Roberts

Human Resources Manager
Oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; serves as a link between the organisation’s management and employees.

Sandra Martin

Induction Coordinator
Prepare community visiting dogs and handler teams for their new positions to ensure they have a firm understanding of their roles including relevant legislative requirements. Overseeing participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits.

Volunteer Teams

Volunteers work within various roles throughout Therapeutic Dog Services, 
from Administration, Events, Community Dog Visiting Program and Animal Assisted Intervention programs.

Our Dogless Handlers and Helping Hand Teams

Masters of helping others

Anna

Dogless Handler
Helps teams with two or more dogs to handle

Jodie

Helping Hand
Helps throughout various roles

Parisa

Helping Hand
Helps throughout various roles

Renee

Dogless Handler
Helps teams with two or more dogs to handle

Our Dogless Handlers and Helping Hand Teams

Masters of helping others

Vanessa

Helping Hand
Administration Role

Matthew

Dogless Handler
Helps throughout various roles

Glen

Dogless Handler
Helps teams with two or more dogs to handle

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Who's joining the team next?

Therapeutic Dog Services Owned and Trained AAI Dog Teams

Masters of Animal Assisted Interventions

Cadbury

AAI Therapy Dog

Name: Cadbury

Breed: Standard Poodle


Chi Chi

AAI Therapy Dog

Name: Chi Chi

Breed: Chihuahua


Clyde

AAI Therapy Dog

Name: Clyde

Breed: Standard Poodle


River

AAI Therapy Dog

Name: River

Breed: Standard Poodle


Sebastian

AAI Therapy Dog

Name: Sebastian

Breed: Standard Poodle


Our Newest Team Members

In Training April 2018

Kay & Jasper

Community Dog Visiting Team

Community Dog Visiting Team

Breed:  Westie

Owner: Kay

Commencing April 2018

Clare & Pippa

Community Dog Visiting Team

Community Dog Visiting Team

Breed:  Retriever X Lab

Owner: Clare

Commencing April 2018

Jessica & Darcy

Community Dog Visiting Team

Community Dog Visiting Team

Breed:  Charles Spaniel Cocker

Owner: Jessica

Commencing April 2018

Kim & Ben

Community Dog Visiting Team

Community Dog Visiting Team

Breed:  German Shepherd

Owner: Kym

Commencing April 2018

Our Newest Team Members

In Training January 2018

Merridy & Baz

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Labrador X
Owner: Merridy
Commenced 2018

Lauren & Ben

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Dalmation
Owner: Lauren
Commencing 2018

Robyn & Harrison

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Cavoodle
Owner: Robin
Commencing  2018

Andra & Doris

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Irish Wolfhound
Owner: Andra
Commencing  2018

Our Visiting Dog Teams

Masters of sharing the LOVE

Annie, Denzil & Chilli

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed: Black Labrador
Owner: Denzil & Annie
Commenced 2015

Anthea & Rex

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed: Pom X Chihuhua
Owner: Anthea
Commenced 2018

Barbara & Zoe

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed: Silky Terrier/Schipperke
Owner: Barbara
Commenced 2016

Betty & Mason

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed: Lagotto
Owner: Betty
Commenced 2017

Our Visiting Dog Teams

Masters of sharing the LOVE

Bronwyn & Spike

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed: Stumpy Tailed - Blue Heeler
Owner: Bronnie
Commenced April 2016

Cheryl: Abby & Bella

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed: Maltese X
Owner: Cheryl
Commenced April 2014

David & Rassilon

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed: Greyhound
Owner: David
Commenced April 2017

Dianna & Ruppert

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Owner: Dianna
Commenced April 2017

Our Visiting Dog Teams

Masters of sharing the LOVE

Dot & Leo

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Tibetian Spaniel
Owner: Dot
Commenced 2015

Eliza & Archie

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Border Collie
Owner: Eliza
Commenced 2017

Emily & Dinky

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Pomeranian
Owner: Emily
Commenced 2017

Jane & Kip

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Australian Shepherd
Owner: Jane
Commenced 2017

Our Visiting Dog Teams

Masters of sharing the LOVE

Jillie & Tuppence

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  King Charles Spaniel
Owner: Jillie
Commenced 2017

Josie & Betty

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  King Charles Spaniel
Owner: Josie
Commenced 2016

Julie & Lily

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Greyhound
Owner: Julie
Commenced 2017

Karen & Pablo

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Spoodle
Owner: Karen
Commenced 2015

Our Visiting Dog Teams

Masters of sharing the LOVE

Katrina & Bodie

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Portuguese Water Dog
Owner: Katrina
Commenced 2017

Kerry & Neo

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Cairn Terrier
Owner: Kerry
Commenced 2017

Kelly & Jaxen

Commencing Soon
Breed:  Boxer
Owner: Kerry
Not Commenced Yet

Lani & Archie

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Terrier X
Owner: Lani
Commenced 2017

Our Visiting Dog Teams

Masters of sharing the LOVE

Leon & Prince

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Toy Poodle
Owner: Leon
Commenced 2016

Liz & Jaffa

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Groodle
Owner: Liz
Commenced 2017

Marlene & Romeo

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Australian Shepherd
Owner: Marlene
Commenced 2017

Marilyn & Bosco

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Labrodor
Owner: Marilyn
Commenced 2017

Our Visiting Dog Teams

Masters of sharing the LOVE

Megan & Stella

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  German Short Haired Pointer
Owner: Megan
Commenced 2016

Melissa & Ruby

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  King Charles Spaniel
Owner: Melissa
Commenced 2016

Mieke & Boris

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Schnauzer mini
Owner: Mieke
Commenced 2017

Michael & Sunny

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Golden Retriever
Owner: Michael
Commenced 2016

Our Visiting Dog Teams

Masters of sharing the LOVE

Michelle & Dexter

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Greyhound
Owner: Michelle
Commenced 2017

Rachael & Ella/Sully

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Cavoodle / Mixed Terrier
Owner: Rachael
Commenced 2016

Sarah & Zippy

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Greyhound
Owner: Sarah
Commenced 2017

Sue & Taylor

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Greyhound
Owner: Sarah
Commenced 2017

Our Visiting Dog Teams

Masters of sharing the LOVE

Sue & Ruby

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Boxer
Owner: Sue
Commenced 2017

Tracey & Chester

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Lagotto
Owner: Tracey
Commenced 2017

Troy & Meeka

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Chi X Tenterfield
Owner: Troy 
Commenced 2015

Debra/Jennifer & Tyson

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Labrador
Owner: Debra 
Commenced 2017

Our Visiting Dog Teams

Masters of sharing the LOVE

Edna

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed: Jack Russell X Chihuahua
Owner: Allan & Suzanne
 

Ben

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:Labrador
Owner: Thalia

Barney

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed: Chocolate Labrador
Owner: Sue

Kira

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  American Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Owners: Kelly & Partner
 

 Our Visiting Dog Teams

Masters of sharing the LOVE

Lu Lu

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Chihuahua
Owner: Gary
 

Mate

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed: Snoodle
Owner: Bob
 

Winnie

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Golden Labrador
Owner: Deanna
 

Sunny

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  Cattle dog cross
Owner: Uschi
 

In Memory

Masters of Making A Difference

Miss Adelaide

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed: Breed: Irish Wolfhound
Owner: Jodie M
 June 2016 - 2017

Karma

Community Dog Visiting Team 
Breed:  Keeshond 
Owner: Cheryl R
 2015 - 2017

Sweet Pea

Community Dog Visiting Team
Breed:  
Owner: Dot R
 2015 - 2016