Chief Financial Officer
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.
Chief Executive Officer
Sally is a lifelong Atlantan whose first bird was a cockatiel. She has since adopted a Goffin’s Cockatoo named Willow, and two cockatiels named Ash and Rowen. She is passionately committed to improving the lives of companion birds, as well as educating fellow bird owners and the community at large about the specialized care needs of birds.
Sally’s career has involved growing and managing small businesses. She and her husband Jody own a television production company, where Sally serves as the director of operations.
Chief Technology Officer
Chris graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering. He comes to us with over 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.
Lori graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Kennesaw State University in 2010. Of her accounting experience, four years were working for a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. She enjoys the detail oriented work and organization accounting and her role as Board Secretary for Papayago Rescue House require. Lori is now a Stay at Home Mom to her daughter and feather babies.
Director of Marketing
Marianne is a lifelong resident of Atlanta and an avid bird lover. She graduated from Agnes Scott College with a bachelors in English/Creative Writing and Sociology in 2019 and just recently completed her masters degree in Digital Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, with the hope of obtaining her PhD and becoming a professor of Sociology in the future. Marianne’s love for birds began with her first bird, a cockatiel named Walt, who passed away from cancer at only five years old. Since then Marianne has enjoyed spending time with the birds her parents, including fellow volunteer Sally Danneman, have fostered and adopted, with hopes of becoming a momma to some feather babies of her own in the future.
Co-Founder/Executive Director/Board Secretary
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.
As CoED, 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 daily to move PRH forward with a no-nonsense tactical and strategic approach through collaboration, brainstorming, and tapping external resources for expertise.
Megan has been serving as the daily care coordinator then Assistant Director of Papayago Rescue House for close to 7 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.
Director of Surrenders
Michelle is a Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist by day and a Bird Nerd by – well, all the time, actually. Having cohabited with cockatiels since she was five years old, she currently resides with a flock of six (including her first, who is now in his mid-20s!) In rescue, she puts her rehabilitation and medical skills to use working with birds that have special behavioral and health needs.
Social Media Coordinator
Lisa is originally from Ohio and moved to GA in 2016. She and her husband, Joe, have three kids- Lili, Sienna, and Joseph, all of which share her love of animals. They share their home with three budgies, a cockatiel, and a leopard gecko. Lisa has been volunteering with Papayago Rescue House since 2018 and frequently brings her oldest daughter, Lili, to help with daily care and companionship for the PRH birds. As social media coordinator, Lisa creates posts and engages with followers on our Twitter and TikTok accounts. She enjoys working closely with Caitlin and the whole social media team to educate and share the beautiful personalities of each and every PRH parrot with as many people as possible.