The Board may each year appoint standing committees to advance the work of the Club in such matters as breeding, health, conformation shows, companion and performance events, trophies, annual prizes, membership, national events, awards for service to the club and/or breed, and other fields which may well be served by committees. Special committees may also be appointed by the Board to aid it on particular projects. However, unless specifically renewed by vote of the board, all committee terms shall expire at the conclusion of the annual meeting, and the Board shall appoint committee members for the coming year according to such criteria as it may choose. All committees shall always be subject to the final authority of the Board.

Governance Committee

Purpose: The purpose of the Governance Committee (GC) is to protect, preserve, and interpret the rules and regulations of the LCA and keep the Board apprised of matters relevant to non-profit corporations.


David Mallory – Chair
Jim Henshaw
Bill Koprowski
Judy Johnston
Glen Ferguson
Kimberly Mallory – Advisor

Show Event Committee

Purpose: The purpose of the Show Event Committee (SEC) is to assist the Board and membership in matters related to shows, competitions, events, and the earning of points and titles.


Matt Messley – Chair
Don James
Jim Carretta
Kimberly Mallory
Shelly Mabbs
Wendy Jones
Marietta Mennone
Ember Sebastian
Nadine Love-Filer
Ginny Bartholomay – Advisor
Pamela Isaacson – Advisor
Glen Ferguson – Advisor

Contact SEC Chair

SEC Contact

Members Practices Assurance Committee

Purpose: The primary purpose of the Member Practices Assurance Committee (MPAC) is to ensure the respectful, orderly, and uniform handling of alleged violations of the Required Member Practices and, where possible, obtain remediation without the need for disciplinary proceedings under the LCA Bylaws, Article VI.


David Mallory – Chair
Jim Henshaw
Harry Austin

Contact MPAC Chair

MPAC Contact

Election Committee

Purpose: The Election Committee (EC) operates within the provisions of the Bylaws, ARTICLE IV: The CLUB YEAR, NOMINATIONS, VOTING, and ELECTIONS.

Nadine Chunka – Chair
Brian Chunka
Julie Hatlas-Pepper

Awards Committee

Beth O’Connor – Chair
Don James
Astrid Robitaille
Glen Ferguson
Mary Decher
Yves Parent
Karen Shadwick – Advisor

Top 20 Gala Ad-Hoc Committee

Kimberly Mallory – Chair
Nadine Love-Filer
Rebecca Gillespie
Nicholas Brown
Pat McDaniel – Advisor

Breeder Stud Dog Owner Education Committee

Ann Sweet – Chair
Sandy Pearsall
Lynn Gregory
Nadine Love-Filer
Shonnie Layland

IT Committee

Kerry King – Chair
Karen Albers
Eve Lai
Michelle Hofmann
Ember Sebastian

Membership Committee

Elizabeth Burnham – Chair
Pixie Baber
Patti Mulvania
Karen Zedeker
Eve Lai – IT Liason


AKC Judges Education

Agi Hejja – Chair
Alida Greendyk – Co-chair
Matt Townsend
Julia Brady
Mary Decher

Leonberger University

Connie Kent – Chair
D’Nae Wilson
Lara Bohinc
Sharon Betts – Website
Pamela Isaacson – Topic Development

Working Dog and Dog Award Committee

Marietta Mennone – Chair
Susan Manuel
Erin Anderson
Sue Turbow
Lisa Carriker
Alison Reed

Online Stud Listing

Michelle Hofmann

Certificate of Conformation Assessment Committee

Julia Brady – Chair
Agi Hejja
D’Nae Wilson

Leoletter Committee

Paula Verrier – Chair
Caryl Thompson
Barbara Shifflett
Cindy Stratton
Lise Brandhagen
Elizabeth Burnham
Aleida Rios
Missy St. Pierre-Sands
Anne Robinson
Gary Reid
Shannon White
Shelly Mabbs
Jill Gonzalez
Kerry King
Tony Rios
Soohyun Ham
Elizabeth Sweet
Nadine Chunka
Lynn Gregory

Volunteer Contact

Laura Abbott

New Member Mentorship

Pixie Barber

Breeder's Liaison

Jan Weaver

Therapy Contact

Wendy Jones

Board of Directors