The Humane Society Legislative Fund is managed by a dedicated team of individuals committed to advocating for animals in the legislative and political process. HSLF is guided by a board of directors and managed by a dedicated staff in our Washington, D.C., office.


Amundson, Sara

Sara Amundson


Letterman, Tracie

Tracie Letterman

Vice President of Federal Affairs

Brody, Mimi

Mimi Brody

Director of Federal Affairs

Pyle, Brad

Brad Pyle

Political Director

Blocher, Kate

Kate Blocher

Digital Communications Director

Lyons, Gillian

Gillian Lyons

Director of Regulatory Affairs

Eskra, Jennifer

Jennifer Eskra

Director of Legislative Affairs


Sara Amundson, President 
Tracie Letterman, Vice President of Federal Affairs 
Mimi Brody, Director of Federal Affairs 
Brad Pyle, Political Director 
David Balmer, Senior Director of Philanthropy 
Kate Blocher, Director of Digital Communications 
Jennifer Eskra, Director of Legislative Affairs 
Gillian Lyons, Director of Regulatory Affairs 
Brianna DelDuca, Regulatory Specialist 
Jocelyn Ziemian, Senior Legislative Specialist 
Anna Marie Malloy, Senior Legislative Specialist 
Elizabeth Smith, Senior Legislative Specialist 
Amanda Coker, Senior Political Affairs Specialist 
Paul Lee, Senior Federal Affairs Coordinator 
Danielle Palermo, Regulatory Specialist 
Ariel Lefkovits, Federal Policy Fellow

Board of Directors


David Robb, Chair of the Board
C. Thomas McMillen, Vice Chair of the Board
Kitty Block, Chief Executive Officer
Sara Amundson, President
Hank Hall, Chief Financial Officer
Angela Ciccolo, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
Alison Corcoran, Chief Development and Marketing Officer
Erin Frackleton, Chief Operating Officer
Nicole Paquette, Chief Program and Policy Officer
Marshall Taylor, Chief People Officer
Miguel Abi-hassan, Chief Animal Rescue, Care and Sanctuary Officer
Jeff Flocken, Chief International Officer
Johanie V. Parra, Secretary


David Robb, Chair of the Board
C. Thomas McMillen, Vice Chair of the Board
Susan Atherton
Charles A. Laue
Kathleen Linehan, Esq.
Eileen Milzcik
Thomas J Sabatino, Jr.
Laurisa Schutt
Sarah Trott de Seve