About Hallie Hill

While we can’t change an animal’s past,
our mission is to rewrite their future.

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary is a 501c3 that provides a safe haven for animals with no other home or shelter. We prepare animals for adoption by providing respite, rehabilitation and socialization. For those animals whose chances of adoption are reduced due to age, medical or emotional issues, Hallie Hill provides a loving Forever Home with the proper shelter, nutrition and medical care. While we can’t change an animal’s past, our mission is to rewrite their future.

Hallie Hill helps Charleston to achieve the status of a No-Kill Community by working with local shelters and rescues to take in dogs that might not get adopted due to age, medical or behavioral issues.


Hallie Hill has over 30 acres of land with large enclosures for dogs to live and play. Our facility features a pond for swimming, dog houses with straw and heat lamps, bedding, and individual pools to help keep animals comfortable.


Leigh Wechter

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...

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Harvey Loew

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...

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John Gratiot

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...

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Helena Fox

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...

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Frank Farfone

After devoting 37 years, Frank Farfone retired as V.P. Of International Affairs from the Washington, D.C. office of the Dow Chemical Company. He was very active in the international business community serving as Chairman of the Advisory Committee to The Organization...

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Dorothy Farfone

Dorothy Farfone became a member of The Hallie Hill Board by a circuitous route. First, she learned about our animal sanctuary from a magazine article. She visited, and being very impressed, returned again. On her next visit, she adopted Peggy Sue…aka “Baby”! She and...

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Juliana Falk

Juliana Falk is the owner of Blankets From Emma, a line of fleece pet blankets launched in memory of her dog Emma. For every five blankets sold, one blanket is donated to a pet shelter or rescue organization such as Hallie Hill. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the...

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Dennis Coleman

Dennis Coleman is honored to serve on the Board of Directors. He is a Managing Director- Investments for the Coleman Dunleavy Group at Wells Fargo Advisors in Charleston. Dennis earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University, and an MBA from the...

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Helen Bradham

Helen Bradham’s career in animal welfare started in her early years when she began bringing stray animals home, and has essentially never stopped. Through the establishment of Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary in 1988, Helen created an organization capable of handling over...

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Michele Bayme

Michele is a retired speech pathologist and learning specialist. She lives in West Ashley with her husband Jeff and their three dogs Abby, Remy and Woody. She has two wonderful sons, Ari and Jonathan who live in New York. Michele enjoys the beach, dancing, reading and...

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Jonathan Bayme

Jonathan Bayme is the founder and CEO of theory11, a company that produces interactive magic experiences on stage and on screen around the world. Bayme is a frequent collaborator with JJ Abrams, David Copperfield, Jimmy Fallon, and Neil Patrick Harris. Originally from...

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Samia H. Albenberg

Samia H. Albenberg serves as a board member of Hallie Hill and is also a shareholder in Richardson Plowden’s Charleston office. She focuses her practice in general litigation, construction law, land use and zoning, appellate law, historic preservation law, homeowners’...

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Sue Winder

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...

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Jennifer Middleton

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....

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Daisy McKenzie

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...

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Harold Haynes

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...

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Dana Clark

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...

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