Group: FVTDC Board


I have had dogs all of my adult life which I have always enjoyed training and finding jobs for them they are able to do. All different personalities, breeds and temperaments. Wrangler is my first therapy dog and I have enjoyed the process of figuring out what this little rescue […]

Judy Kratochvil


Elected to the board in 2018, Joe plans and conducts activities for the club’s practice sessions. He and Bella, his German Shepherd Dog, visit at Rush Copley, various schools and nursing homes.

Joe Sells


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



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