BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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SHELLY MARANO

Chairwoman & Executive Director

Shelly is the widow of Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer Christopher Marano. She serves as a K-9 handler for a private organization. Her desire to serve began in 2007 with a passion for law enforcement and canines.  She is combining her vision, goals, and dreams of supporting law enforcement and canine units by helping in ways others didn’t think of, and together with the support of the community, these will become a reality.

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JAMIE KELLY

Assistant Executive Director

Jamie is an Arizona Native. She currently serves as a Board Member on the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board. She has a background in government and business development. She is married to Mike who has served in law enforcement for 28 years and is an Air Force Veteran. Together they have three children, six grandchildren, and a service dog.  

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SAVANNA HARRIS

Member at Large

Savanna is the oldest surviving child of the Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer. Christopher Marano. As a young woman that looked up to her father, she wants to follow in his footsteps as an LEO and become a K-9 Officer. She serves as a Sergeant of her local Police Explorer Program. She works at Glendale Community College as a Public Safety Assistant. She has her own Belgian Malinois that she has been working as a dual purpose canine training to assist in her future career. 

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SUSAN WILKINSON

Secretary

With an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and Sue's love for animals, she recently found her way to K-911 Paws Foundation.  Unable to become a law enforcement officer,  she was seeking a way to serve our community. Her dedication to supporting our men and women in blue and our military is a strength to our organization.  She has also been an event coordinator for over 30 years which has been a huge addition in finding sponsors and silent auction items for our annual fundraisers.