Sue Winder is an animal care provider who also keeps our social media active by posting heartwarming stories and beautiful photos of the animals at Hallie Hill. Sue spends her time at the sanctuary giving out medications, feeding, cleaning, and grooming. She is a graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College and Lancaster Bible College. Sue has worked as a Police Officer, Behavior Specialist, Project Coordinator for Charleston County School District, Church Administrator, and Youth Worship Leader. She is also a very talented musician. Sue lives in Ravenel with her husband Stan and their four pups: Lewis, Birdie, Peaches, and Haynes. Her last three furbabies were adopted from Hallie Hill!
Jennifer Middleton serves as the Executive Director. With only about 5 years of experience in managing a nonprofit- she is a relative newcomer to the industry. Her passion for Hallie Hill’s mission explains her abundance of enthusiasm and a “no quitting” attitude. Jennifer grew up in the Hollywood area and found herself rescuing animals of all kinds throughout her childhood and into adulthood. Whether it be orphaned opossums or dogs from the roadside- she could not turn away from an animal in distress.
Graduating from College of Charleston, she enjoyed a successful career as a science and math teacher in Charleston County public schools for 17 years. During her time in the classroom, she achieved National Board certification in early adolescent science and was awarded Teacher of the Year for Charleston County in 2006/2007. Her passion for learning, teaching, and caring for others has never waned.
Jennifer lives in Meggett happily married to Benji. They have two sons: Ben and Josh. They also have four-legged children: dogs named Ace and Penny as well as a gecko named Spot.
Daisy McKenzie is an animal care provider and also assists with maintenance. Daisy distributes medications, feeds, cleans, and grooms. But this girl isn’t afraid to get dirty- and can also be found mowing the grass and running the tractor. Daisy grew up in a farm like environment, caring for not only dogs and cats, but horses, goats, rabbits, chickens, and more. Her love of animals is unsurpassed and she has a very special way with our feline residents. Daisy graduated from West Ashley High School and lives in Adams Run with her four-legged children: dogs named Penny, Cocoa, Gator, Happy, Sybil, and Maggie and cats named Tiger, Fred and Trixie.
Harold Haynes is the head of maintenance and works tirelessly to keep the buildings and grounds of Hallie Hill beautiful. Harold is a skilled carpenter, painter, fence builder, and more! Everyone appreciates his gentle way with the animals as he often transports the dogs and cats to veterinary appointments. Harold lives in Hollywood with his lovely wife Glynnis and their beautiful daughter Helayna.
Dana Clark is the Volunteer Coordinator and Administrative Assistant. Retiring after 30 years of ownership of a progressive and innovative Logistics Company, Dana Clark arrived at Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary in 2015 as an enthusiastic part-time volunteer. Dana has two sons and one very special granddaughter and presently three dogs, Daisy, Luke and Tron. Dana’s new career path as a staff member at Hallie Hill is by far the most satisfying and rewarding experience of her life.
Leigh Wechter has worked 30 years as a Physical Therapist is currently in the home health arena. She was one of the first volunteers at Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary and has delighted in seeing Hallie Hill become a 501(c)3 that enables Charleston County to become “No Kill”. She is a new board member and is on the Marketing Committee as she is committed to getting the word out to our community of the mission of Hallie Hill.
She is married to Pat, her husband of 27 years. Her “kids” are a lab named Zepplin and a tuxedo cat named Pebo.
As a board member of Hallie Hill, Harvey Loew hopes to help the board optimize its ability to serve the strategic objectives of Hallie Hill and to share in its responsibility to achieve them. Harvey moved to Charleston from Chicago with his wife Sherri and their two cats in October of 2012 (partly in a hail storm). Harvey has worked as an organizational consultant with businesses and industries as diverse as wineries, real estate and development and financial services for over thirty years. Based in Chicago, he helped build a successful company culture that was the envy of proprietary trading. He’s consulted with a variety of companies from California to New York and parts of Europe. He enjoys and is active in diverse sports activities; takes pleasure in music, theater and travels with his wife. He has always had a way with animals. In college he was once hired as a graduate assistant, because his professor liked how he related to a campus dog.
John Gratiot retired from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire after 28 years, as Assoc. VP for Facilities. John received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont. He grew up in Woodstock, Vermont, and moved to the Charleston area in 2010 after retirement, for the wonderful weather and year-round golf. John spent 24 years on the Board of Trustees for a small co-ed prep school in New York State serving at various times as chair of the facilities and finance committees as well as a member of the development committee. John and his wife Kathy, a Hallie Hill volunteer, have owned many rescue dogs and love to help provide the opportunity for others to share that joy.
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Swedish born art dealer, Helena Fox, a fifth generation art collector, received her Honors Bachelor of the Arts degree in Latin American Political and Economic History from York University in Toronto, Canada. Upon graduating, Fox spent twenty years in the television industry as a production manager in Canada, Costa Rica and the United States. In 2000, the Fox family moved to Charleston, SC from Costa Rica in pursuit of better education for her two young children. In 2002, on behalf of ABC network, she won the National Communications Award for America’s Promise to Children, The Colin Powell Initiative. In 2003, Helena Fox pursued her dream and opened Helena Fox Fine Art in Charleston, SC. The gallery mirrors her passion of the finest of contemporary American representational Art and upholds standards that reflect her keen eye and intuition. For the past thirteen years, Fox has curated numerous private and institutional collections across the United States, Central America, and Europe.
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