Board Members

Maria Sullivan

Maria Sullivan, CEO

Director of Operations, Build Technology Group

As interim CEO, Maria brings over 25 years of management, consulting, leadership, and IT experience with large fortune 100 to 500 companies across telecommunication, travel, retail and medical solutions industries. She works to move PRH forward with an innovative and strategic approach through collaboration, brainstorming, and tapping external resources for expertise. She currently works as a Director of Operations with a technology solutions company, BTG as well as Executive Director for PRH.

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor, CEO

Director of Accounting, BCD Travel LLC

Claire grew up in the suburbs of Montreal, Quebec, Canada and attended Concordia University from 1979 -1981 where she completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology. Claire then moved to the United States in 1982 and lived in Florida until 2004. During her time in Florida, Claire returned to college while working full time and obtained a second Bachelor degree with a major in Accounting from Florida Southern College. In 1996, Claire became a Florida CPA and she continues to keep the Florida license active, completing 80 hours of continuing education every two years. Claire has worked in private industry during her entire career including a lumber company and a real estate appraisal firm and has been with BCD Travel, a corporate travel agency with US headquarters in Atlanta, for the last twenty seven years. Claire relocated to Atlanta in 2004 when BCD Travel consolidated the accounting function at its headquarters.

As a child, Claire’s family had pet budgies, but it was not until meeting a bird loving friend in Florida that Claire was reintroduced to the idea of having a pet bird. The first bird to join Claire’s family was a fun loving little love bird named Peaches. Soon after that, Chief the Umbrella Cockatoo joined the family. Chief is now a cuddly and loud 27 year old! He loves his Mom & Dad, but is not fond of strangers at all.

Dr. David Martinez-Jimenez

Dr. David Martinez-Jimenez, CMO

Staff Veterinarian, Cumming Veterinary Clinic

Dr. David Martinez-Jimenez was born in Spain, where he completed his veterinary degree in 2002. After graduation, he performed several externships in exotic pet, zoo, and wildlife medicine in Spain and the United Kingdom. In 2004, he completed a Master’s degree in Wild Animal Health at the Royal Veterinary College and Institute of Zoology of London. He then moved to the United States, where he completed an internship in exotic, zoo, and wildlife medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia. For the past years, he has been working in private practice and zoo medicine. He assisted at the Natural Science Center of Greensboro (NC) and help with the accomplishment of their America Zoo Association accreditation. Dr. Martinez is currently working in Cumming Veterinary Clinic. He has several publications in scientific veterinary journals, book chapters and has presented in veterinary meetings. He loves veterinary medicine as a whole but some of his areas of special interest are internal medicine and surgery, ultrasound, endoscopy and cardiology. Dr. Martinez and his wife (also a veterinarian) enjoy time together taking care of their two daughters and their pets.

Jennifer Mezzich

Jennifer Mezzich

Board Secretary

Jennifer grew up in New York City before moving to Duluth, Georgia where she fell in love with nature and animals. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Emory University in Atlanta before continuing her medical education in Puerto Rico. She then moved to Tampa where she spent several years performing clinical research in the field of urogynecology at the University of South Florida. She has since moved back to the Atlanta area to be closer to home and family. Animals have always been an important of Jennifer’s life. She grew up having dogs, cats, fish and birds. She currently shares her home with two rabbits, Bubbles and Bella, a betta fish named Buddy, and until recently a rescued starling, Lucky, that changed how she views birds. They are wonderful creatures with unique personalities and loving hearts.