Meet Our Heart + Paw Family

Our leadership approach has been developed through years of leading hospitals to achieve their highest potential. We believe in the idea of freedom in a framework, meaning that we empower what makes your people and practice unique, while also supporting your practice with frameworks that drive success. Our operations team believes that people are at the heart of success, and we’re committed to building lasting relationships while providing your team with training, support, and resources.

Dr. George Melillo

Co-Founder and Chief Veterinary Officer

Dave Lasus


Andrew DeFino

Chief Growth Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Mary Peacock

Vice President of Operations

Lisa Rogers

Vice President of Marketing

Charlene Wandzilak

Vice President of People + Culture

Aimee Gebert

Senior Director of Implementation

Jenn Compton


Bob DiJoseph

Director of Technology

Dr. Frank Gomez

Director of Operations

Dr. Andrew Koch 

Director of Operations

Dr. Julie Sanders

Director of Operations

Helen Schaefer

Director of Style Service

Sara Scoles

Director of Human Resources

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