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Board of Directors

Chris Baringer - President and Founder
Chris Baringer has over 20 years of experience in the animal rescue field. Her previous job as a medical office manager helped transition into the role of health care manager for the animals of the organization and to coordinate care with local veterinarians for the Logan's Heroes animals.


Chris has received training and certification as a Humane Police Officer for the state of Pennsylvania and has worked on several humane cases with other organizations in the past. Chris has two German Shepherds, a yellow lab mix, a horse and two miniature donkeys in her family. She also helps foster dogs for the organization when needed.

Karen Filson - Secretary
Karen is a retired pharmaceutical executive that worked in various positions in Marketing and Sales Analytics. Early experience as a data analyst instilled in her the knowledge that data allows businesses (or non-profits) to operate from a strong management position. Karen’s familiarity with analytics helps her in keeping an eye on the pulse of the business side of Logan’s Heroes Animal Rescue. Having led a group responsible for incentive compensation rewards keeps her mindful of the need to encourage teamwork. Karen completed her Associate Degree in Business Administration from Ursinus College and her B.S. Degree in Psychology from Gwynedd Mercy College while working full time and raising her son.

Early retirement has given Karen time to pursue her life-long interest in animal care and rescue.  Karen volunteered at multiple animal rescues as a Volunteer Coordinator and Event Planner. Having joined Logan’s Heroes at the inception in December 2014 she has acted as the treasurer allowing her to contribute to animal welfare using the skill set developed throughout her career. Her faithful assistants - Peggy Sue, Fiona and Polly, all rescues, are always found occupying their beds beneath the desk in their home office while book balancing for Logan’s is happening.

Karen’s other volunteer activities include volunteering at her church as fill-in church assistant as needed, prayer shawl ministry and coordinating rides and meals for members of the church. She also volunteers for the Lansdale Historical Society.




Kelly Kalb - Farm Manager
Kelly Kalb brought her knowledge of the healthcare field as a Licensed Practical Nurse and passion for all animals to Logan’s Heroes Animal Rescue Inc. in 2017. She began her career as a nurse in 2000 and worked at a local hospital and private practice in cardiac care. After some time, she started a family with her husband and Riley, a gentle and sweet, furry sibling.

While at home with her family, she completed an Associates in General Studies and an Associates in Health Information Technology degrees through LCCC. Kelly wanted to begin volunteering with an animal rescue when her daughter showed an interest in horses and they wanted to give back to the community. Logan’s Heroes Animal Rescue Inc. was close to home and had just rescued three horses in 2017. She was asked to be the rescue’s Barn Manager in 2018. Shortly thereafter, she became a member of the board of directors. She offers her organizational skills, volunteer management, and knowledge of healthcare to Logan’s Heroes by helping with the health needs of the horses, goats, pigs, dogs, and cats. Kelly is a true team player and thoroughly enjoys her time with the rescue.

Jennifer Frieze - Board member
Jennifer Frieze grew up in Eastern Pennsylvania and has nearly 30 years of experience with horses. Jennifer works with horses using a spiritual and philosophical approach; regarding horses as partners and spiritual teachers.  She has traveled  the United States extensively, attended the University of New Mexico and graduated with a BA in medical sociology from Temple University.  In addition, Jennifer attended the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico and completed a course in Ayurvedic studies. She has been studying yoga and yogic philosophy for many years and incorporates it into her daily life.  Jennifer's compassionate nature led her to work in healthcare for many years as an EMT and nurse technician.  Additionally, she has been employed on many farms and ranches, including a Hippotherapy center in New Mexico, in which she worked as a horse handler/trainer and occupational therapy assistant.  She has also assisted many horses in recovery  from physical and emotional traumas.

Jennifer received her yoga teacher training from the Yoga Loft and her equine sports massage therapy certification from Delaware Valley College. Jennifer incorporates a variety of bodywork techniques when working with horses.  She  bases her practice on Ayurvedic principles, Shiatsu techniques, and uses Reiki as a complimentary treatment. Currently, she works as a volunteer coordinator at Special Equestrians in Warrington, PA. She began volunteering with Logan's Heroes Animal Rescue in the fall of 2017. Jennifer became a board member for Logan's in 2018. Jennifer resides in Eastern Pennsylvania with her two dogs Lucky and Micah.  She has three darling horses Dakota, Honey and Liberty. 

Laura Zimmerman - Board member
Laura Zimmerman is retired from the County of Lehigh’s Recorder of Deeds office where she worked for 16 years recording records and doing the accounting for the office. Previous to that, she spent 12 years with New York Life Insurance Company processing insurance applications.  Laura is a United States Navy Veteran and holds an Associate’s Degree from Lehigh County Community College.  Her love of horses took her to Last Chance Ranch, a horse rescue that expanded to other animals where she learned to love them all.  She had to leave due to health issues that put her on the sidelines. She has now been with Logan’s Heroes Animal Rescue, Inc. for 3 years taking care of all the animals (horses, potbellied pigs, goats and barn cats).  Laura also helps with fundraising and events for Logan's Heroes.  She joined the board in 2019.

Claudette Baringer - Board Member
Claudette Baringer spent over 25 years working as a medical receptionist in internal medicine and specialty offices. Her compassion for animals and people makes her an asset to the adoption process for the organization. Claudette helps to coordinate fosters and adopters for appointments and completes all the paperwork during adoption appointments.


She has rescued several cats over the years some of which became beloved family pets and helped others as a foster until the perfect home could be found. Claudette has two daughters of her own and several grand-dogs in the family that she loves to spoil.

Deanna Colagio - Board Member

Deanna along with her husband Ron are owners of a local pet supply business called Hometown Pet Center LLC located in Coopersburg,

Deanna has an immense love for pets which led her to the pet industry. She brings to Logan’s seventeen years of knowledge from working with pets and their owners. Her main focus for the last seven years has been nutrition for cats and dogs.


Deanna has been fostering kittens at Hometown Pet Center for the last several years. In her free time she loves  reading and spending time with her husband, two children and their families. She also enjoys touring the Finger Lakes.

Ginene Mozzone - Board Member

Stacie Mokriski - Board Member

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