Board Members

Carter Newton - President | EMAIL CARTER 615.974.3922
Carter and wife, Michelle, adopted their first greyhound, "Sheila Ninetoes, Queen of the Known Universe," in 2010. After Sheila went to the Bridge, they adopted Honey Bee and Peggy. A life-long dog owner, Carter fosters and works dog drops. He is creating a follow-up system to help new adopters and their hounds successfully integrate as a family.


Pam Neiman - Treasurer | EMAIL PAM | 615.308.0688
Pam adopted her first greyhound, Fantasy Live, in 1992. She is a founding board member who handles GPAN's financial affairs, fosters, does home visits, organizes dog acquisitions, helps with fundraising and keeps the database current. She volunteers extensively at Almost Home for Hounds, in Nunn, Colo.

Greg Klein - Secretary | EMAIL GREG | 440-832-0345
Greg and husband, Randall, adopted their first greyhound, Ty, in early 2015 and quickly added Briley to the pack later that year. Greg's a life-long dog owner who enjoys having fosters in the house whenever possible, does home visits and is a regular at meet and greets.

John Pepper - Compliance Officer| EMAIL JOHN | 615.293.3659
John adopted Kassa, who is now at the Bridge, in 2009 and Ricky Bobby, in 2011. He does home visits, helps with dog acquisition, manages GPAN's website development, fosters, attends Meet and Greets and volunteers information technology services to GPANashville, GPA Emerald Coast and Almost Home for Hounds.

Jillian Howell | EMAIL JILLIAN
Jillian adopted her first greyhound, Stark, in 2013. Since that first trip to Birmingham, three others and a couple of fosters have followed. Jillian is a regular at Meet & Greets and special events, leads home visits and assists in adoption follow up. Her pack includes Stark, Mikaela, Cobra, Ringo (the dachshund) and Brody (at the Bridge).

Mardy Fones | EMAIL MARDY | 615.819.0896
Mardy works from home so she can be with her greyhounds, Cal and Reta, and a cat, Earl. She and husband, Ray, adopted their first hound in 2002. She does the GPAN newsletter, GreytNews, the group's marketing, trims nails, works special events and Meet & Greets, fosters and does home visits.


Greg Billings | EMAIL GREG | 615-517-8154
Greg adopted his first dog, Blaze, in 2015 after graduating from college and fell in love with greyhounds. Greg and Blaze are regulars at meet and greets and events. Greg also volunteers with home visits, social media and event advertising

Kathy Jackson | EMAIL KATHY
Kathy, a lifelong animal lover and her husband John, both retirees, adopted their first greyhound, Manny, in 2016. Calvin the cat also makes his home with them. Kathy helps with home visits and coordinates Meet and Greets and special events.