Meet the Board
Roland Halpern is the Executive Director of Colorado Voters for Animals. Roland holds an undergraduate degree from Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio, a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Regis University, Denver, Colorado, and is an ordained animal chaplain through the Emerson Theological Institute.
Roland was instrumental in helping to pass Prop 106, the Colorado End of Life Options Act, making Colorado the sixth state to offer terminally ill individuals an additional medical treatment option at the end of life.
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. He serves as vice-president on the board of the Colorado Council of Churches and is certified as a Human-Animal Bond Specialist by the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) and the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI.)
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, she volunteers her time doing pet therapy with her therapy dog, Dickens. When not volunteering, she enjoys studying the French and Italian languages, doing needlework, reading, listening to music and traveling.
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.
Dana 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.
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.