Board of Directors and Staff

Heather Owen

Executive Director

Heather Owen is an Illinois attorney who recently left her law firm to help One Tail at a Time launch their new Adoption Center. Heather enjoys keeping up to date on progressive animal welfare policies and new studies in best practices and applying them to OTAT. Heather also co-founded Six Legs Foundation, a group that provides veterinary grants to families in need. Though she prefers to spend her free time rescuing dogs, she tries to make time to enjoy the finer things in life like enjoying a beer on the porch with her dogs.


Anna Friedman

Shelter Director

Anna Friedman has worked as a Humane Educator in local shelters for the past five years. Her favorite part of being the Shelter Manager for OTAT is watching the transformation in the dogs that come from horrific conditions and end up in loving adoptive homes. When she’s not saving dogs, Anna prefers to be in Door County with her husband and three dogs.



Marketing Coordinator

Crystal Hendricks-Kretzer is a Program Coordinator for Jane Addams Resource Corporation. She shares a home with her hubby and their 13-year-old rescue mutt Shostakovich. In her free time she enjoys reading the New Yorker and making up songs about her dog.



Volunteer Coordinator

Caitlin Gath has been obsessed with dogs for as long as she can remember. While she works in digital marketing for a commercial real estate firm, really the best job she’s ever had has been a dog walker. In her free time, Caitlin spends most of her time with her two OTAT alums, Chicklet and Millie, aka “The Ladies,” two tiny chihuahuas.


Kelly Belovesick Kleinberg

Marathon Mutts Coordinator

Kelly Belovesick Kleinberg works as a reference editor for a boutique market research firm based in Evanston, IL. A recreational runner and marathon finisher, she is the organizer for our Marathon Mutts fundraising team. In her free time, she enjoys taking her dog Mac the Puggle for walks along the Chicago lakefront and watching baseball with her husband.


Megan Davey

Associate Board Presdient

Megan Davey is the VP of Finance at Pitchfork Media. She shares her home with two rescue dogs, Munch and Bea, and a rescue cat, Rudy. Her home also serves as a revolving door to foster puppies.



Adrienne Sheely

Rescue Manager

Adrienne holds dual Bachelors degrees in Business Administration and Marketing. After deciding¬†that the corporate world wasn’t for her, she launched a dog walking service that she operated for four years in metro Detroit. When she moved to Chicago in 2013, she knew that she wanted to continue working with animals, so she joined One Tail as a Placement Coordinator before moving up to Rescue Manager a few months later.


Sage Morley

Kennel Attendant

Sage adopted her dog Dexter from One Tail at a Time after meeting him while working at our partner boarding facility, Canine Crews. When we opened our Adoption Center Sage came on board to be our lead kennel attendant. Her passion and experience for dogs has made her an excellent member of our team!


David Blakeman
Greer Zummo
Jenny Nahrwold
Julia Rohan
Jared Honn (Chair)
Jeremy Lawson
Jessica Nepomiachi
Kathleen White
Kati Llewellyn
Kerry Panzone
Laura Slivka
Magda Malinowski
Marlene Davenport
Melissa Fisher
Elizabeth Smith
Stephanie McCutcheon