Meet the Board

Dedicated to Animal Protection

Lori Greenstone

LORI GREENSTONE

Board President

Lori Greenstone has a background as a business owner with 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, negotiations and business administration. Lori led the volunteer legislative task force for a local canine advocacy group and was successful in persuading seven of nine federal legislators to cosponsor the PUPS Act (puppy mill legislation).

Lori has a long-term commitment to passing pro-animal legislation on a bipartisan basis and believes in bringing all sides together to find common ground. In addition to animal advocacy Lori enjoys traveling and playing with her rescue dog, Dickens.

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ROLAND HALPERN

Executive Director

Roland Halpern holds Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Regis University, and is an ordained animal chaplain through the Emerson Theological Institute.

A staunch advocate for individual rights, Roland has been the recipient of several ministerial awards for outstanding community service in the area of social justice. He is actively involved with animal welfare groups both locally and nationally.

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Josh Hartsfield

Law Student

Josh Hartsfield is a current law student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Josh is the President of the school's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter and a member of the University's Animal Activist Defense Project. Josh attended undergrad at the University of Colorado Denver where he studied political science and philosophy.

Josh currently works professionally in the field of pet and companion animal law and is involved with advocating for reformative animal welfare legislation with the Colorado Legislature.
Outside of law, Josh is an avid animal lover and fitness enthusiast. Josh has two rescue mutts, Ahri and Sonya, and spends much of his free time running, exercising, and hiking with his pups.
Dana Orr

DANA ORR

Board Member

Dana Orr is a graduate of James Madison University, where she first became devoted to animal welfare issues and human welfare issues. Currently working with an animal based organization in Longmont, Colorado, Dana has been providing her program development skills to create and streamline community resources.

She has served on multiple boards of directors and spent over one decade in the non-profit field. Her experience has led to grant procurement, project conception, training and education, data analysis, and applied research.

With a background in non-profit work and an interest in government affairs, Dana joined the board of Colorado Voters for Animals in 2017, after first being a volunteer. She has always had a fondness for animals, having had 9 animal companions throughout the years. Outside of work and volunteering, she enjoys movies and film analysis, hiking, camping, photography, and traveling.

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ANDREA METZGER

Board Member

Andrea Metzger is a Colorado native and a lifelong animal activist, beginning at age 12 when she started posting anti-seal hunt flyers on the grocery store bulletin board. She has since been active in several Denver/Boulder animal advocacy organizations.

Her introduction to political campaigns began with collecting signatures for the 1992 state ballot initiative that banned spring bear hunting. A trip to England in 1995 to visit and learn from British animal advocacy groups convinced her of the importance of political activism for animals. The following year Andrea volunteered as a district coordinator and graphic designer for the ballot initiative that banned recreational and commercial trapping in Colorado.

Andrea was invited to join the board of CVA - then called Political Voice for Animals - shortly after its founding in 1999, and served as president from 2005 to 2011. She has provided graphic design services to CVA and several other animal organizations, helped local rescue groups with adoption events and kitten fostering, and serves as Potluck Coordinator for the Denver Vegans Meetup group.

Andrea graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado and worked for several years as a graphic artist. She then spent 23 years working in the nonprofit sector, in the Membership department at Colorado Public Television.

Barbara Sunblade

BARBARA SUNBLADE

Board Member

Barbara graduated from the University of Southern California, Long Beach, with a degree in Liberal Arts.

During her 30-year work experience with GTE and USWest, Barbara served as Director of Production, Graphics, Information Technology, Printing and Distribution.

After retiring from the corporate world, Barbara enjoyed working as an emergency veterinarian assistant for Animal Emergency and Specialty Center in Parker for ten years.

Barbara has been an animal lover ever since she can remember and has volunteered at a number of animal rescues including The Denver Dumb Friends League, Colorado Greyhound Adoption and Colorado Transport.

She has owned several horses which led to her current activism against Equine Slaughter and in support of Wild Horses and Burros.

Barbara and her husband currently enjoy the companionship of their Greyhound, Bella, cat, Truffles, and a 20-year-old African Clawed Frog named Monika.

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Cerridwyn Nordstrom

Attorney

Cerridwyn is a legally blind attorney licensed in Colorado. She was born and raised in southern Colorado and attended the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

As a lifelong animal enthusiast and guide dog user, she is particularly passionate about the rights of service dogs and their handlers. Her capstone project in law school focused on current service dog policy and the ongoing struggles service dog handlers face.

Outside of work, she is a hiking enthusiast and loves spending time with her menagerie of animals, including frogs, a gecko and a pair of axolotls, Aurora and Moira.

Cerridwyn is an active member of the National Federation of the Blind, the National Association of Guide Dog Users, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and the Colorado Disability Bar Association.