Staff and Partners

Laura Donahue Halloran

Position: Executive Director Email: Donate to THLN on my behalf
As Executive Director, Laura's responsibilities include overall strategic and operational responsibility for THLN's legislative advocacy, fundraising and expansion. Most recently Laura was a lobbyist and policy consultant for a non-profit working on national government reform. Laura has previously served with the Humane Society of the United States and founded the political action committee, Humane Dominion, both animal advocacy organizations in the Washington D.C. area. Laura brings the expertise needed to increase statewide visibility and legislative effectiveness.

Karen Rankin

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Karen joined THLN in May 2019 to provide administrative support to the staff, board members and volunteers. Karen has a passion for service and working with nonprofits. She recently worked for a local river authority coordinating their grant program and says giving money to other nonprofits in need is the best. Originally from Houston, Karen loves day tripping in central Texas, fishing and making sweet treats.

Louise Roberts

Position: Executive Assistant Email: Donate to THLN on my behalf
Louise resides in Austin, TX but grew up in England. She graduated from the London College of Secretaries with an Executive Assistant & Business Studies/Political Science Diploma, and has spent her career providing C-Level administrative support. Growing up, Louise’s family always had animals, and she even has childhood memories of rescuing a baby bird that had fallen out of its nest and hand rearing it until it was able to fend for itself! When she met her husband, and moved to the US, Louise spent her first 6 months volunteering at a local wildlife rescue organization. She, her husband, and their son currently have a dog and two cats.


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