Executive Director


Judy Hartstone

Judy brings a long history of experience in running an animal welfare nonprofit to DBF. As president and executive director of PAWS of Bainbridge Island for 12 years, Judy initiated and implemented a veterinary assistance program for low income pet owners, much like the one provided by DBF. Judy also brings experience in working with nonprofit management, as well as training in grief counseling and counseling older adults, all of which serves to advance the mission of DBF in the Santa Barbara community. Judy shares her life with rescue dog Jolie, a little bundle of personality who brings smiles to the faces of the people she visits as a therapy dog.