Special Committees

Providing Support

The New Leash on Life USA Reentry Committee is comprised of professionals, community members, staff, New Leash board members and volunteers who have a mutual interest in both the transitioning of individuals returning to our communities after incarceration and public safety. The Reentry Committee provides essential direction to continue and enhance New Leash’s programming approach.


Norberto "Rob" Rosa, CRS

VP Prison Programs

New Leash on Life USA

Kelly Boettcher, LSW

Clinical Site Supervisor Detention Center

Centurion Managed Care

Caitlin J. Taylor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

La Salle University

Judge Susan I. Shulman

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Melissa Bailey, M.A. LCMC

Center for Health Care Strategies. CHCS.org

Talia Edmundson

Principal & Founder

HRnB Consulting

Leroy Yoder, ESQ

Kristel Tupja, ESQ

Ballard Spahr

The Returning Citizens Reentry Committee is comprised of graduates of the New Leash program and provide a unique and integral perspective. They will ensure that the voices of individuals who are reentering society from jail will be heard making the New Leash services stronger for future participants.



Christopher Catona

Graduate of class #1 2013 SCI Graterford

Steven Morales

Graduate of class #4 2012 Philadelphia Department of Prisons

Meghan Ross

Graduate of Class #18 2017 Philadelphia Department of Prisons

Kevin Christmas

Graduate of class #9 2015 SCI Graterford

The New Leash on Life USA Animal Services Committee brings together a group of professional members of the community with expertise associated with the services that New Leash provides in the rescue and animal care fields. The committee will provide advice and suggestions on how to strengthen the animal care and rescue services by introducing evidence-based practices as well as newly developed approaches.



Dr. Kimberly DiMaio

Dayna Villa, CPDT-KA

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