Jennifer Green, CPDT-KA
Founder Alpha Bravo Canine Director of Training, AKC CGC Evaluator
Jennifer was born and raised in Philadelphia. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), as well as an AKC CGC Evaluator. Jennifer works with clients to create and build their bond with their dog through positive reinforcement training. Jennifer is also the owner of Tail Waggers Academy which is a private dog training company. www.tailwaggersacademy.com. Jennifer is the Director of training and trains all dogs in the program and works with the Puppy Raising families.
Kevin Daly, USMC
Veteran Coordinator/Community Outreach
Kevin was born and raised in northeast Philadelphia. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 2009-2013. Kevin was deployed to Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion 8th Marines for the first time in 2010 at the age of 19. After coming home, he was told that his unit would be re-deploying in less than a year. Fearing his would be deemed “non deployable”, he didn’t talk about any problems he was going through both internally and physically. After coming home from his second deployment in 2012, he sought out the long needed help. Kevin now uses his experiences from Afghanistan, living in Philadelphia and working with the VA healthcare system to help other veterans along in the process. He sought out the long needed help and was diagnosed with PTSD, TBI and other physical complications from being in the infantry. He is the veteran liaison for Alpha Bravo Canine.
Michael Brown will be working with our incoming and established veteran teams, conducting all Behavior Assessments. He is currently the Veterans Service Coordinator for Montgomery County Community College, where he assists Veterans as they transition into the college setting and away from the military.
Prior to that, he was an infantry soldier in the US Army from 1996-2000, with multiple years of experience supporting veterans. Most recently, Mike was the Veterans Service Coordinator for the Philadelphia Mental Health Care Corporation, assisting veterans in the Philadelphia region in various different aspects; including crisis training at the Police Academy and conducting trauma groups inside the prison for Veterans. Prior to that, Mike was the Military and Veterans Affairs Director for US Congressman Patrick Murphy.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University in Political Science and is currently finishing his coursework in the Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Timothy Wynn will be our Certified Peer Specialist and Mentor and will be working with all incoming and established veteran teams.
Timothy Wynn is a United States Marine Corps Veteran who served from 1999- 2003. During his enlistment he was stationed at Camp Lejeune. He also served in Iraq during the initial invasion in 2003 with 2nd Military police Battalion. He has an Honorable Discharge as a Sergeant (E-5).
Timmy is currently a Veterans Certified Peer Specialist in the City of Philadelphia. He is the leader of the Philadelphia Veterans Court Mentor program, which provides peer to peer support to veterans involved in the criminal Justice system. He is also a Certified T.R.E.M (Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model) Facilitator. He holds groups twice a week inside Curran Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia, working with Veterans who are incarcerated. Timmy helps these individuals deal with the trauma they have been exposed to, while also helping them avoid returning to prison after they are released. He is also a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and an instructor on the crisis intervention team for the City of Philadelphia. He instructs Philadelphia Police officers on Military Culture, P.T.S.D., and T.B.I and helps them find ways to get Veterans into treatment instead of putting them in Prison. Timmy is currently a full time student at the Community College of Philadelphia, but above all he is a father of a seven with the youngest being a two year old daughter.
Christina Finello, JD, PhD
Christina Finello was born and raised in Bucks County, PA. She is currently the Deputy Director of Bucks County Human Services which oversees the departments of Area Agency on Aging; Mental Health/Developmental Programs; Behavioral Health; Children and Youth; and interfaces with the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission . Assisting the Human Services Director, Chris is responsible for supporting the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of all of the departments within Human Services. Prior to her current position, she was the Criminal Justice Policy, Grant, and Planning Coordinator in Philadelphia’s behavioral health system where she supervised the department’s work on mental health policy and system issues related to criminal justice, specialty courts, grant writing and implementation, jail diversion, and reentry. Chris was also the Project Director of a number of federal and state grants, including but not limited to ones pertaining to veterans. She, along with her team, was instrumental in bolstering the communication and collaboration between the systems of behavioral health and criminal justice, was influential in bringing additional treatment options into Philadelphia’s Veterans Court, and also spearheaded an effort to provide trauma-informed groups to veterans in the Philadelphia Prison System. She is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania. Chris has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a law degree from Villanova University School of Law, and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Drexel University.
Steve has been entertaining Philadelphia for two decades as host of the award winning Preston and Steve show aired on 93.3 WMMR. In addition to the many charities the show supports, including the country’s largest food drive “Preston & Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger,” he also hosts Alpha Bravo Canine’s annual “Bark & Bowl”. Steve generously lends his time to many veteran, animal, and law enforcement charities. He lives in Manayunk with his wife Clare, dog Chelsy, and cats Dutch, Foster, Oscar, Mia, Momcat, Tingles and Punky.
Dr. Shana Gilbert-Gregory
Dr. Shana Gilbert-Gregory grew up in New York City and at a very young age, she developed a passion for animals and their well-being. Her experiences with sheltering and animal rescue throughout her life helped her realize that she was especially interested in addressing behavioral medicine concerns and helping improve the human-animal bond. This passion led her to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine followed by completing her behavioral medicine residency at The Ohio State University to become a Behavioral Medicine Clinician.
Dr. Gilbert-Gregory has special interest in behavioral medicine but also enjoys shelter medicine, internal medicine, neurology, emergency, critical care and orthopedics.
At home, she has 3 pets: Reggie, a 5 year old Golden Retriever, Kohl, a 10 year old Great Dane-Matstiff mix and Mr. White a 13 year old mixed breed dog.