Who We Are

Our Board of Directors

Karen Reese

Serves as President of Recycled Love Rescue. Following an article she read in Baltimore City Paper’s in 2004, regarding the horrific conditions animals experienced at Baltimore Animal Control, she was driven to identify the problems and become part of the solution. She found Sally Jennings, author of the book Recycled Love and the sole rescuer of the shelters’ dogs. They partnered and became part of a small board of four committed individuals who became the voices for the voiceless.

In her professional career, Karen is the Executive Director of Man Alive, Inc and the Lane Treatment Center, LLC. She leads a staff of 35 professionals who offer outpatient mental health and substance use services which includes individual and group psychotherapy, medication management, health home services, art, writing and dance. Her passion in life, has, and continues to be, challenging herself to change the status quo to make the world a better place for all living creatures. She holds a Master of Arts Degree and is a Weinberg Fellow.

Karen lives in Baltimore City with her husband Artist Clark Calhoun and their four-legged Recycled Love rescued companions.. She has one son Shawn who resides in California with her two grandchildren, Bo Reese and Elle Angelina …her beacons of joy and hope.

Caroline Griffin

Serves as Treasurer of Recycled Love.  She graduated from Loyola University of Maryland in 1984 and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 1987.  Ms. Griffin was in private practice for 20 years until she became the Chair of the Mayor’s Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission in Baltimore, the first animal abuse commission in the country.  In 2011, she received the ASPCA Presidential Service Award for her work, and in 2012, she received the inaugural Animal Law Distinguished Service Award of the Maryland State Bar Association.  Ms. Griffin served on the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Humane Society for over decade, including a term as President of the Board.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of several organizations including Recycled Love Rescue, Show Your Soft Side, Inc., the Animal Welfare Institute, and the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.

Dani Englander

Joined the board of Recycled Love in 2013. Danni has volunteered for rescues previously in VA, PA and MD.  She grew up in a family of animal lovers and was very fortunate to learn the value of animals early in life.  She has also been thrilled to pass that along to her growing nieces and nephews, who all love and respect animals and are very interested in rescue as well. Dani can usually be found trapping and transporting cats as TNR is how she spends most of her free time. She developed and produced the PSA for Save MD Pets to promote the spay/neuter bill and recently completed production on the Park Heights cat project sponsored by Recycled Love, “Quest for Abandoned Treasure”.   She hopes to continue her rescue/TNR efforts as well as education for the communities in need, especially children. Remember, you’re not a crazy cat lady until you’re in double digits. Dani loves dogs too. 

Nancy Cohen

With great enthusiasm, we announce the appointment of Nancy Cohen to the Recycled Love Board of Directors.  We are honored this woman of immense talents and enormous heart has joined in our mission.  Nancy’s business achievements are well-known.  As the owner of Eddie’s of Roland Park and Charles Street, she proudly maintains the legacy of her father’s mission when he opened the doors to Eddies in 1944. In 2011, she was awarded the distinction of the food industry’s annual Top Women in Grocery Awards.  In addition to their excellence in customer service, Eddie’s has charitably contributed to many organizations.

Her passion for rescue work has been extraordinary.  Over the years, she has single handedly sponsored many dogs on death row and has rescued dogs from dreadful conditions and found them homes.  Three of the dogs that found their home with her include a magnificent Mastiff named Siena, a large and playful American Bulldog named Dylan and added just recently a demure and beautiful Pit Bull Terrier named Abby.

Nancy’s intellect and bighearted and warm spirit for the disadvantaged dogs and cats are a welcome addition to our group

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