Group: FVTDC Board



I have been a member of Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club since 2004. I have served twice as a Board of Director. I’m also one of the evaluators when new teams test to become a visiting team member. I have been training dogs for close to 50 years. I have […]

Donna Ziak


Charlene joined the club with her dog Dillon in 2014.  She enjoys meeting new people and appreciates the opportunities that she and Dillon have to connect with them on their therapy visits.  Charlene has been a board member since XXXX.

Charlene Newkirk



Lyn Benjamin-I am currently serving my 2nd term as Secretary on the Board. I have been an active member of Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club since 2003. I have 2 certified therapy dogs that are actively visiting.

Lyn Benjamin


 My name is Valerie Popp and I have been a member of the club since 2009. I have served as an officer on the Board of Directors in different roles for at least the past 5+ years. I have been involved in training dogs for  15 years in various capacities […]

Valerie Popp


I have been a board member since the club’s beginning in 2003 serving various positions. I have had 4 FVTDC therapy dogs but only have one currently active.

Sue Schumann



Jan Lauwers is a life long dog lover and FVTDC member for 11 yrs. Retired now she has spent 50+ yrs grooming pets, working for vets and training “most” of the 20 dogs she has had. Most of those have been rescue or “second-hand” dogs. Missy is her only therapy […]

Jan Lauwers