GREY2K USA Education Fund Board Members

The GREY2K USA Education Fund is led by a group of experienced, humane-minded directors who are committed to protecting greyhounds and working together to end the cruelty of dog racing. Collectively, our directors have decades of experience working with lawmakers to pass stronger animal protection laws and volunteering for greyhound adoption organizations.

Christine A. Dorchak, President and General Counsel

A co-founder of GREY2K USA Worldwide, Christine Dorchak has extensive professional experience in the animal protection movement. Before obtaining her law degree, she worked as Research Director for the New England Anti-Vivisection Society and was the manager of the Ellen Gifford Sheltering Home for Cats in Boston. Christine specializes in pari-mutuel law and has drafted laws to successfully prohibit dog racing in several states and countries. She has been featured in several national publications including the Huffington Post, ForbesAmerican DogFido Friendly and Bostonia and provided commentary pieces for news outlets such as the Miami Herald, Lowell SunChicago Examiner and Lawyer's Weekly. A long-distance runner all of her life, she has competed in seven Boston Marathons. Christine enjoys spending free time with her four cats and adopted greyhound Gina. Email

Carey M. Theil, Vice President

Since co-founding GREY2K USA Worldwide in 2001, Carey has been sourced in hundreds of news articles about greyhound racing, and has authored guest columns about the industry published in the Orlando Sentinel, Charleston Daily Mail, Sun-Sentinel, Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Tallahassee Democrat, Mobile Press-Register, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Pensacola News Journal, Boston Globe,Providence Journal, Rocky Mountain News, Foster’s Daily Democrat, Lowell Sun and Lynn Daily Item. He has extensive legislative experience, and has testified in favor of stronger greyhound protection laws before legislative committees in Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Oregon. In his free time, Carey volunteers for various non-profit organizations and is a National Master in chess. Email

Paula Blanchard, Secretary

Paula is a retired writer, the author of critically acclaimed biographies of Margaret Fuller, Emily Carr and Sarah Orne Jewett. Having lived among animals all her life, she became an activist after she and her husband adopted their first greyhound in 2000. She has performed writing and research projects for both GREY2KUSA Worldwide and the GREY2K USA Education Fund. Email

Lorraine Nicotera

Lorraine is a volunteer for many animal protection organizations and is a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator, specializing in eastern cottontails. She has a small sanctuary for parakeets and domestic rabbits and also is involved in animal rescue. She was the long-time Vice President of the South Shore Humane Society and holds a degree in biology and has experience in Humane Education. Email

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