Board of Directors
THLN's board of directors is comprised of individuals who bring their professional talents and animal welfare expertise to the organization to help further its mission for the animals. All work is provided on a voluntary basis. The duties of the board include: establishing and implementing legislative agendas designed to pass effective animal protection legislation; providing information to the news media concerning THLN issues; informing THLN's membership of animal-related legislation; increasing membership statewide; working with other organizations who share THLN's goals; and fundraising to provide the financial resources needed for lobbying, membership communications, and media-related activities.
Stephen HurstPosition: President Donate to THLN on my behalf
Jaime OlinPosition: Vice President and Legislative Chair Donate to THLN on my behalf
Parker WilsonPosition: Secretary Donate to THLN on my behalf
Ken AgnewPosition: Treasurer Donate to THLN on my behalf
Ken is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and partner in a public accounting firm. Ken’s practice specializes in assisting small businesses, entrepreneurs, and not-for-profit organizations with their accounting and tax compliance needs. Ken is a passionate advocate for animals by giving them a voice by promoting animal welfare and rights. He is active in his community, working with DFW area animal rescues as a volunteer and dog foster parent. Ken is a past board member of the LSU Dallas Alumni Chapter. Ken and his wife Myka share their home in Dallas with their three rescue dogs, Beaux, Chumley, and Charlie.
Susan BeldonPosition: Director Donate to THLN on my behalf
Kelly HairfieldPosition: Director Donate to THLN on my behalf
Kelly currently works as an attorney in Galveston, Texas, practicing first-party insurance. She holds a Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law Houston (STCLH). While at STCLH, she worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Fran Ortiz, who introduced her to the world of Animal Law. Kelly served as the President of the STCLH- Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter for two years, named Student Organization of the Year. She has received multiple awards, such as the Honorable Michael H. Schneider, Jr. Animal Law Society Award and the Vinson & Elkins Public Interest Award for her dedication to animal welfare. Her passions lie in community outreach and education. She gets to share her life with two exuberant English Springer Spaniels, Molly, and Kieran.
Meera NandlalPosition: Director Donate to THLN on my behalf
Meera currently resides in Houston, Texas, with her dog and three cats, all girls, all rescues, and all spoiled! She attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning a degree in broadcast journalism. While in college, she began her broadcasting career working for a local radio station. She eventually made her way into television, working as an anchor, reporter, and host. Her love for animals began at a young age, and as an adult, she made sure to give them a voice in her media work. In 2008, Meera took a break from mainstream media to follow her passion and became a media spokesperson for a local animal shelter. During this time, she witnessed some of the most horrific animal cruelty rescues and was also responsible for helping many mistreated animals find loving homes or sanctuaries. Her favorite memory is traveling from Houston to Romania to document the transport of an abused brown bear named Betsy to her forever home, the Libearty Bear Sanctuary. Meera loves to give animals a second chance at life through fostering, as nothing is more rewarding than saving helpless animals in need. A few years ago, she formed her own company, Maharani Media LLC, to focus specifically on animal welfare issues. She's currently working on her project and labor of love, Meera's Animal Tribe. She is finally proud to say she is an Animal Welfare Journalist. Her goal is to educate through her stories so that together, we can end the inhumane treatment that causes animals to suffer worldwide.