From our street clinics to our Board of Directors, The Street Dog Coalition relies on volunteers who give their time and talent to this organization. Below are our current Board Members.
Jon Geller, DVM
FOUNDER & Executive director
“Dr. Geller provides more than medications, he gives advice and compassion and those things are priceless.” The above quote is from a client of the Murphy Center, whose pup receives veterinary care from the Street Dog Coalition. The Street Dog Coalition has been a dependable resource where pets and people alike are treated with respect and dignity. Jon understands the importance of the human-animal bond and the benefits of pets for the homeless. He also believes in doing something, even if it’s wrong—we can learn from failure, but we rarely learn from doing nothing.
Lauren Armbruster, DVM, MS
Lauren is an emergency veterinarian at the Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency and Rehabilitation Hospital, and has been there since she graduated vet school at Colorado State in 2011. At work, she especially enjoys emergency surgeries and she is a feline advocate, focusing on making the veterinary experience less stressful for cats. Lauren is a Colorado native and enjoys spending time with family, friends, and pets; including her dog, Steve, and her many cats.
Julie Kunkel has been involved in the animal welfare field for 25 years both as fundraising coordinator at a local humane society and an assistant tech at a veterinarian clinic. She is a graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in fine arts but has always felt a calling to work with animals in need. Julie joined The Street Dog Coalition in 2017 as a volunteer at street clinics in northern Colorado and was voted to the board of directors a few months later. Julie resides in Lyons, CO with her husband, three dogs, two cats and a very talkative African Grey parrot.
Renee Doak, Esq.
Renee Doak is a Deputy District Attorney in Colorado for 18 years. She is the President of the Larimer County Bar Association and the Board Chair for CASA of Larimer County. Renee has a passion for protecting the vulnerable - children and animals. This is why she had no hesitation when she was asked to be a board member for The Street Dog Coalition. Renee has lived in Fort Collins for 18 years and enjoys spending time with family and hiking with her dogs every chance she can get.