©2019 by Paw & Order: Friends of Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce.

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Belinda  is a retired Assistant District Attorney from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. She initiated the Animal Cruelty Section at the Harris County DAO in 2009 and prosecuted thousands of animal cruelty cases as Chief of the Section. She also currently serves as the Chair of the Houston Bar Association Animal Law Section.   

President

BELINDA SMITH

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Suzanne is currently an Investigator at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and is a retired Senior Police Officer from the Houston Police Department.  During her tenure at HPD, she was assigned to the Major Offenders Division and investigated hundreds of animal cruelty cases, which were ultimately prosecuted in both the State and Federal systems.

Vice President

SUZANNE HOLLIFIELD

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Candice Sanchez has supported animal nonprofits for many years and is proud to be a member of the board. 

Secretary

CANDICE SANCHEZ

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Andrea is the Principal of Andrus Communications, LLC, a boutique marketing communications agency serving small to mid-size clients in Houston.  Andrea will utilize her expertise in marketing, public relations and brand-development to support F.A.C.T.  and the Harris County Animal Cruelty Task Force.   

Marketing Director/Spokesperson

ANDREA ANDRUS KIBBE

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Carolina has a background in public relations, social media, branding, marketing, community relations and media research. She is the Founder of Dog and Me Friendly Media, an upcoming online lifestyle platform for dog lovers, and she feels that participating on the Board for F.A.C.T. and supporting the Taskforce is a dream.   

Communications Director

CAROLINA VELASQUEZ-GOMEZ

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Christie is a National Account Director for BDA, LLC., the nation’s premier Merchandise Agency, focusing on strategic Sports partnerships. A proud owner of three rescue pets, she is excited to bring her passion for animals and event planning together to meaningfully support this critical cause.

Event Director

CHRISTIE FELIZ

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Valerie is a passionate supporter of all animals and looks forward to making a difference in the lives of animal cruelty victims in Harris County.

Board Member

VALERIE CORTEZ