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South Carolina Founding Chapter 

A team dedicated to teaching compassion, preventing violence, and changing lives through rescued dogs.



Cheri Brown Thompson, Founder and President

Cheri from CCCF Awardsemail Cheri





Erin Buie, Director of Programs email Erin

Danielle Livingston, Sanctuary Manager email Danielle

Lucia Marotta Schenk, Formula Grant Manager and Assistant Director of Programs email Lucia

In addition to the responsibilities listed, each of our staff serve as instructors in the classroom.


Nadeije Ahearn, Service Implementer

Jonathan Aiken, Sanctuary assistant

Alyson Brown, Correctional Coordinator, Service Implementer email Alyson

Blake Bruner, Sanctuary assistant

Susan Bufano, Service Implementer

Amanda Cisco, Service Implementer

Marcy Hunter, Service Implementer, Director of School Programing email Marcy

Reyne Miller, Service Implementer

Kim Tourville, Sanctuary assistant

Kate Wong, Service Implementer




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"Teaching Healing Species lessons is one of the most profound experiences I have ever had. Our curriculum works in a way like none I have witnessed. One of my students wrote, 'I used to think I could never do anything to change the world, but now I know I can!' and signed it 'Hope - a changed girl.' Healing Species must get it's profound message and effect to all corners of the world one community at a time!"

Susan Bufano


"This is the most rewarding experience I have ever had professionally. These kids have captured my heart.  Our message is transformative."

Amy David
Instructor and Literacy
Program Coordinator