SPIKES K9 FUND
Their work keeps us safe. Their needs are our mission.
SPIKES K9 FUND
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
James C. Hatch
As a K9 handler on several deployments, James' life was regularly spared by the work of K9s – one of the most memorable was Spike. And on James' final deployment, the night he was critically wounded, a K9 spared James' life while losing his own.\r\n\r\nFrom that evening on, James oriented his life around the training, care and preservation of working dogs. In addition to working as the founder and president of the fund, he works with local law enforcement and has adopted a former service dog in need of medical attention.\r\n\r\nAs Jimmy said, "Dogs saved me. It's my mission to take care of them."
Director of Operations
Emily has a strong passion for canines and they've always been a central part of her life. She graduated with her Bachelors degree in Biology from Shepherd University in West Virginia. Her passion led her to an early career in Veterinary Medicine for about eight years in three different states. She believes she found an organization where she can utilize her training and experience along with fulfilling her admiration for canines.
Number of employees
Source: IRS Form 990
SPIKES K9 FUNDOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
SOURCE: IRS Form 990
There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.
SPIKES K9 FUNDBoard of directors
as of 06/15/2023
Board of directors data
Theralent Executive Search
Term: 2022 -
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes
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Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 05/27/2021
- We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
- We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.