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Becky Dickson, Founding Member


We would not be here without the incredible vision of Becky Dickson. Serving as the Goochland County Administrator from 2009 until April 2016, Becky formed a team of residents who wanted to help with this vision. It was Becky's dream to form a public/private partnership between Goochland County and an organization to celebrate the human-pet bond. Goochland Pet Lovers (GPL) was formed in 2016 and it is our mission to make Becky's dream a reality. GPL is now the fundraising and community outreach organization in support of the shelter.  Her family and friends remember and honor her every day by supporting these efforts.



The Team

Jessica Knapp
Executive Director
Lori Elliott, DVM
Board Chair
Richard Verlander
Vice Chair
Stacy Puckett
Diana Barden
Erica Ditzler, DVM
Board Member
Sara Grattan
Board Member
Blaine Converse
Board Member
Kathy Verlander
Board Member
Donna Fetrow
Board Member
Mark Ames
Board Member
Stephanie Metzger
Board Member
Shelley Johnson
Board Member
Deb Weymouth
Shelter Volunteer Coordinator
Job Greene
Director of Goochland County Animal Protection and Adoption Center
Vic Carpenter
Goochland County Administrator