Maria Sullivan, CEO
As 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.
Claire Taylor, CFO
Claire has a Bachelor degree with a major in Accounting from Florida Southern College and became a Florida CPA in 1996. Claire has worked in private industry during her entire career and has been with BCD Travel, a corporate travel agency with US headquarters in Atlanta since 1988. Claire’s current role at BCD Travel is Director of Accounting with responsibility for, among other things, the financial reporting and taxes for the BCD Travel Foundation which is a 501(c)(3).
Claire and her husband share their home with 4 Umbrella Cockatoos. The cockatoos range in age from 32 years to 11 years. 3 of the 4 were adopted from rescues.
Chris Lohmeyer, CTO
Chris graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering. He comes to us with 15 years of IT experience and has managed teams of various sizes.
While growing up as a child his family owned budgies and a cockatiel. He and his wife have adopted two budgies and a pineapple green cheek conure.
Janelle Kovner, CCO
Janelle relocated to Georgia in 1985, and within 6 months had acquired 4 large parrots who needed homes. Those birds in need created the beginning of a beloved life interaction with companion and rescue birds that extends to today. Janelle’s Atlanta bird community involvement included 911 Parrot Alert, Companion Bird Club of Atlanta, The Georgia Cage Bird Society, The Georgia Companion Bird Society, Miss Vicki’s Parrot Village, and of course, Papayago Rescue House, Inc.
As the Chief Communications Officer, Janelle’s responsibilities include all public relations within the PRH organization, managing the organization’s reputation as seen and understood by the public and working closely with the board to help shape and implement the strategic vision for Papayago Rescue House.
Pam has been entranced by birds her entire life. When growing up, she had numerous budgies which were trained and became a big part of her family. After college, she obtained her first cockatiel. Then in 1999 she was present with a troubled previously homed male umbrella cockatoo and thus began her work in rescue and re-homing of birds. She can not imagine her life without birds and especially cockatoos. Since 1999, the number of birds living at her home varies with a mix of her own, fosters and boarders. But it seems she always has more cockatoos than anything else. She is constantly learning new things about these lovely feathered creatures and enjoy sharing that knowledge with others.
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Brianna has been in Georgia since she was very young and found it lacking in support for the local parrots. She decided that needed to change and became Executive Director of Papayago Rescue House. She is a proud mother to several birds including a Mitered Conure, a Citron Cockatoo, and a Blue and Gold Macaw. She is currently doing her undergraduate work for veterinarian school and will specialize in avian medicine. Whatever the medical needs of the parrots in PRH she takes care of it. This includes daily medications, supplements, bandaging, or other special needs. Brianna works closely with Megan, our Assistant Director to ensure the best care is brought to the birds of Papayago.
Megan has been serving as the daily care coordinator of Papayago Rescue House for close to 6 years. She has been a foster, an adopter, and has given her heart to every feathered being who has passed through our doors. In her position, she has maintained the daily care and upkeep of our birds and facility to the best of her ability, with the help of our awesome volunteers. Her love of animals has always been deep in her soul. As a child, she tried to rescue worms, fallen baby birds, injured bunnies, and any stray cats or dogs she happened to come across. As a teenager, she worked with horses as a stable hand and went on to work in a doggy daycare in her early 20’s.