Board of Directors

Tom Joseph is a founding board member and strategist of ThisIsHouston. Skilled in security and well-versed in dog trapping, Tom lends his IT education and disciplined military experience to all the groundwork for the organization’s animal rescue missions and operations. His belief that “rescue is a verb that requires action beyond the initial idea” was instrumental in saving Gus and hundreds of others.
Laura Jean is a founding board member and rescue liaison/coordinator of ThisIsHouston. With an extensive background and experience in dog rescue, trapping, and fostering, Laura extends her expertise in the best use of available resources. Amiable, knowledgeable, and extremely well-loved throughout Houston’s rescue community, she bridges the gap between those that are helping and those that would like to.
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