Meet the Team

Jennifer Green CPDT-KA

Founder and Director of Training

Jennifer was born and raised in Philadelphia. She is a certified professional dog trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT-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 Coordinator as well as the puppy raisers' families.

Previously, she was the lead trainer with a prison dog training program, has volunteered with her local shelters, was part of a team creating a behavior program at a local SPCA, and volunteered with local rescues. Jennifer works with clients to create and build their bonds with their dogs through positive reinforcement training. Through the combination of dog training and working with veterans with post-deployment disabilities she works with veterans to lead a productive and independent life with the aid of a service dog.

Jennifer can be reached via email at servicedogs@alphabravocanine.org.

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Tracy Ruepp

Puppy Raising Coordinator

Tracy is 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 alongside 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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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 Mt Airy with his wife Clare, dog Chelsy, and cats Dutch, Foster, Oscar, Mia, Momcat, Tingles, and Punky.

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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 a 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-mastiff 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 nonprofits 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.

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Alicia Kennedy

Community Outreach Director

Alicia oversees partnerships with local businesses within the community.

Alicia grew up in Connecticut and moved to Philadelphia seven 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 an 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.

Alicia can often be found exploring new corners of the city with her 6-year old boxer/hound mix, Lucy. Alicia can be reached via email at communityoutreach@alphabravocanine.org

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Deb Murray

Philanthropic Giving

Deb had a 20 year Information Technology career in telecommunication and pharmaceuticals sectors and
9 years self employed dog training business owners called Pepper's Paws Dog Training. She has a BA English Penn State
MIS (Master's Information Science) Penn State
MBA Wilmington University

She is married with four rescue dogs living in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Deb will be developing and enhancing our philanthropic planning and donor-ship.

Deb can be reached at Giving@alphabravocanine.org 

Emily Janda-Schultz

Events/Volunteer Coordinator

Emily, a Bucks County native is currently a customer care representative for Oliver Healthcare Packaging. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary/special education from Arcadia University. Emily lives in Warminster with her husband and two adorable pit bulls, Khali and Ray. She is eager to continue to utilize her ever-loving passion for helping both animals and people by becoming part of the Alpha Bravo Canine team.

Emily can be reached at ejanda-schultz@alphabravocanine.org.

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Michael Frost MD

Medical Director

In this role, Dr. Frost will oversee our veteran selection process for incoming applicants. Dr. Frost is an internationally recognized specialist in addiction medicine. He has served as the medical director for several large addiction treatment facilities and currently is the president and medical director of The Frost Medical Group LLC located in Conshohocken, PA. Dr. Frost is actively involved in the research and development of new addiction treatments and has been part of multiple clinical trials.

He has authored numerous scientific papers on topics related to the diseases of addiction, and he frequently lectures throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Lisa Christ Gorski

Veteran Intake Coordinator

Lisa will be interviewing all incoming applicants to the program and will work with the Medical Director on the selection process.

Lisa was born and raised in Montgomery County PA, currently living in Bucks County PA.

She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Penn State University and has been working as an RN for almost 9 years. Lisa worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs on the substance abuse treatment unit. Her specialty is in behavioral health and substance abuse.

She is married with two children and two beagles named Peanut and Lily.

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Melissa Santarelli

Project Manager

Melissa Santarelli is a nationally recognized healthcare thought leader, with over two decades of experience in behavioral health operations. She is highly sought after for her expertise in the areas of admissions and patient engagement, having developed nationwide patient access programs and the spearheading of clinical integration initiatives.

Melissa spent the early part of her career with Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) and went on to leadership positions with Accolade Inc. and Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. She now brings her pioneering operations and consumer healthcare navigation approach to digital health platforms, virtual/telemedicine care delivery, and early-stage technology-focused healthcare solutions.