Meet the team

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 is the Director of training and trains all dogs in the program and works with the Puppy Raising families. 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.

Upon Kevin’s return home Jennifer and Kevin decided to combine their knowledge and experience of dog training and post deployment struggles to tackle combated related disabilities with the aid of a service dog.


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Kevin Daly USMC

Co-Founder 

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. 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.  

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Steve Morrison

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

Veterinary Behaviorist

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.

Stephanie Lappe’

Treasurer

Stephanie currently works as a Staff Accountant and has worked in the finance field for the last four years. In that time, she has helped multiple Non- Profits and Startup Businesses reach their respective donation and sales goals. She prides herself on anticipating the needs of each client and exceeding their expectations. Stephanie has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Penn State University. She is an avid traveler and spends as much time as she can with her dogs.

 

Alicia Kennedy

Community Outreach Director 

Alicia will oversee partnerships with local businesses within the community. She can be reached at CommunityOutreach@AlphaBravoCanine.org. We are absolutely thrilled she is a part of the team!

Alicia Kennedy grew up in Connecticut and moved to Philadelphia six years ago. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from Bryant University. Alicia is currently employed by Cigna and supports special projects for the company’s international markets businesses. Her passion for improving the health and well-being of our society through more efficient health care systems has led her to pursue a MBA in Health Sector Management at Temple. Alicia has a deep passion for animals, and feels that the bond between humans and canines can be leveraged to bring meaningful impact and improved quality of life to the veteran population struggling with mental health affliction.

She is looking forward to assisting Alpha Bravo Canine in making new connections with partners in the Greater Philadelphia area through her role in supporting community outreach.

Alicia can often be found exploring new corners of the city with her 6-year old boxer/hound mix, Lucy.

Paul Houck

Veteran Outreach Coordinator

Paul was born and raised in the Conshohocken/Plymouth Meeting area. He served in the United States Navy from 1976-1980 and was stationed in Charleston SC aboard USS Sellers DDG-11. Paul is currently employed by Comcast Cable Corporation where he is a supervisor for installation and service. Paul is active in the Comcast Veterans Network (VetNet) which supports Comcast Veteran employees and their spouses, members of the active duty, National Guard and reserve components of the United States Military through volunteering, advocacy, career development and community partnerships. VetNet is critical to fostering a business culture that recognizes, supports and develops the unique characteristics of Veterans throughout Comcast and within our communities. Paul is also a member of Team RWB whose mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Paul currently lives in Plymouth Meeting with his wife Peg and daughters Melissa and Emily and are actively involved with puppy raising at Alpha Bravo Canine. In Paul’s role he will interview all incoming veteran clients for eligibility. He will also identify, develop and maintain close professional relationships and liaisons with local service organizations, VA Hospitals, and local businesses within the veteran community to increase awareness to veterans in need of a service dog as well as all of the services provided by the organization. Paul will also facilitate and implement veteran outreach activities, special events and programs.

Paul can be reached at PHouck@AlphaBravoCanine.org

Alyssa Grace

Website Developer

Alyssa grew up in Delaware County, right outside of Philadelphia. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design at The College of New Jersey. Alyssa has always had a passion for design and finding new ways to be creative. She holds experience in both print, and digital work and has more recently been focusing on web design. When she’s not working on a project, you can find her spending time with family, friends, and her 9-year-old Chocolate Lab, Zoey. Alyssa will be maintaining and updating the website as needed, as well as assisting with SEO.

Tracy Ruepp

Puppy Raising Coordinator

Tracy will be our liaison with our puppy raisers and Director of Training. She will coordinate and lead group field trips, be a part of the training team, interview new potential puppy raisers and conduct home checks, and coordinate our events with our raisers. Tracy will work along side with Betsy as part of our Demo Team with our veteran candidates.

Tracy grew up in Leicester, England and met her Swiss husband whilst at graduate school in Manchester in the north of England. A move to Switzerland for 4 years and 2 children followed before the family headed out to California for 2 years. From here they headed east to Bucks County, PA where their 3rd child was born and where they have lived for the past 11 years. The Swiss theme continued in 2016 when they welcomed a St.Bernard puppy and from 12 weeks old Jack was taking obedience classes. It was during these classes that Tracy’s interest in dog training grew and her connection to Alpha Bravo Canine was established. In October 2017 the family became puppy raisers and welcomed Betsy into their home.

When she is not training with Jack or Betsy you will find Tracy on the soccer field watching her boys or attending the numerous musical activities her daughter is involved with. Tracy can be reached via email at TRuepp@AlphaBravoCanine.org for any puppy raising questions.

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Michael Brown

Michael Brown will be working with our incoming and established veteran teams, conducting all Behavior Assessments. He is currently the Veterans Service Coordinator for Villanova University 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 Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.