Board of Directors

Holly Hazard, President

Holly is a Virginia attorney with over 35 years experience in animal protection. She graduated from William and Mary law school, co-founded the first animal rights law firm in the nation and, along with actress Doris Day, built the Doris Day Animal League, then merged with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Once there, Holly was the Senior Vice President responsible for Companion Animals, Wildlife, Veterinary Services, Animal Rescue, Equine, several sanctuaries and the Fund for Animals programs. She also served as a board member of Washington Humane Society for over 20 years and taught animal law at the College of William and Mary. Once she left the HSUS, she worked as the legislative director for Delegate Kaye Kory in the Virginia General Assembly. She is now working full-time in Virginia politics and with Humane Dominion.

 

Gillian McPhee 
Vice President, Treasurer

Gillian has over 20 years’ experience advising corporate and nonprofit boards of directors on governance matters at one of the country’s leading law firms. Gillian has volunteered at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington since 2003, where she also served as a member and vice chair of the League’s board of directors. She received the League’s Volunteer of the Year award in 2017. Gillian was also a founding member of the Virginia State Council of the Humane Society of the United States. Gillian is a graduate of Yale University and The University of Texas School of Law.

 

Sue Bell

Sue Bell is the Founder & Executive Director of Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, based in Arlington, VA. Since founding the organization in 2002, Homeward Trails has rescued more than 17,000 homeless animals. Sue has been working on local advocacy issues around shelter improvements, tethering, pet store restrictions, hoarding and other animal welfare issues since 2003. She joined Humane Dominion in 2013. Sue also serves on the Board of the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies and received their 2014 Bravo Award for her work advocating for animals in Virginia.

 

David Wesolowski, Political Director

A Virginia native, David Wesolowski has been active in politics for over 10 years. Starting on races for the House of Delegates and State Senate, Dave then worked in the Legislature for two members of the General Assembly. His work in animal welfare began during the 2012 Legislative Session when he worked with the HSUS on ending fox penning in Virginia. Since then he has worked as a Community Outreach Coordinator for a large shelter in South Florida and trained with HSUS, the ASPCA and Best Friends Animal Society. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife Missy and two pets. He is looking forward to helping add more champions for animals to the General Assembly.

 

Molly Armus
Vice President for Outreach, Secretary

Molly is the Virginia/D.C. State Director for the Humane Society of the United States. In this role, she advocates for stronger animal protection laws through grassroots organizing and direct lobbying efforts. Prior to her role with the Humane Society of the United States, she was a staff attorney for a cat advocacy organization where she drafted and oversaw the passage of laws protecting companion animals. Molly is also a vice-chair on the American Bar Association's Animal Law Committee. She is a graduate of Boston University and Vermont Law School. 

 

Reasa Currier
Co-Founder,
Ex Officio Board Member

In 2011, Reasa co-founded Humane Dominion, and has over a decade of experience championing animal protection legislation. Reasa is a recipient of the Presidential Management Fellowship and has worked as a legislative and legal advisor for the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and most recently for Humane Society International.  An attorney, she holds a J.D. from Arizona State University. She resides in Alexandria, VA with a menagerie of rescue animals, her husband, and two young children.

 


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