About Hallie Hill

We can’t change their past,
but we can rewrite their future.

About Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary is a 501c3 that provides a safe haven for animals with no other home or shelter. We prepare animals for adoption by providing respite, rehabilitation and socialization. For those animals whose chances of adoption are reduced due to age, medical or emotional issues, Hallie Hill provides a loving Forever Home with the proper shelter, nutrition and medical care. While we can’t change an animal’s past, our mission is to rewrite their future.

Hallie Hill helps Charleston to achieve the status of a No-Kill Community by working with local shelters and rescues to take in dogs that might not get adopted due to age, medical or behavioral issues.


Hallie Hill has over 30 acres of land with large enclosures for dogs to live and play. Our facility features a pond for swimming, dog houses with straw and heat lamps, bedding, and individual pools to help keep animals comfortable.


Dennis Coleman

Dennis Coleman is our Board President. Dennis is honored to serve on the Board of Directors. He is a Managing Director of Investments for the Coleman Dunleavy Group at Wells Fargo Advisors in Charleston. Dennis earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane...

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Harvey Loew

Harvey Loew is our Board Vice President. As a board member of Hallie Hill, Harvey Loew hopes to help the board optimize its ability to serve the strategic objectives of Hallie Hill and to share in its responsibility to achieve them. Harvey moved to Charleston from...

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Michelle Fifield

Michelle Fifield is our Board Secretary. Michelle is the managing partner of The Ad Agency, Charleston and has been in the marketing and advertising industry for over 28 years. After serving as Director of Sales with a major media and entertainment entity, Michelle...

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Natalie Parker Bluestein

Natalie Parker Bluestein grew up in Charleston and is a founding partner in the Family Law firm Bluestein & Douglas, LLC. She volunteers for a number of organizations, including the Junior League of Charleston, Inc., the Women’s Council at the Gibbes Museum of...

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John Gratiot

John Gratiot retired from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire after 28 years, as Assoc. VP for Facilities. John received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont. He grew up in Woodstock, Vermont, and moved to the Charleston area in 2010...

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Frank Farfone

After devoting 37 years, Frank Farfone retired as V.P. Of International Affairs from the Washington, D.C. office of the Dow Chemical Company. He was very active in the international business community serving as Chairman of the Advisory Committee to The Organization...

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Dorothy Farfone

Dorothy Farfone became a member of The Hallie Hill Board by a circuitous route. First, she learned about our animal sanctuary from a magazine article. She visited, and being very impressed, returned again. On her next visit, she adopted Peggy Sue…aka “Baby”! She and...

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Helen Bradham

Helen Bradham’s career in animal welfare started in her early years when she began bringing stray animals home, and has essentially never stopped. Helen established Hallie Hill in 1988 creating a safe-haven capable of caring for over 200 animals at any one time. Helen...

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Marsha Alterman

Marsha Alterman’s commitment to loving and respecting animals has been an integral part of her life for as long as she can remember. In grade school, she would ride her bike on weekends to the shelter to play with the dogs even though she had several of her own at...

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J. Elizabeth Bradham

Ms. Bradham, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, received an A.B. cum laude from Princeton University and an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard University. She started her career in investment banking at Salomon Brothers Inc in 1985, and then moved to the...

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Pat Barber

Pat is a native South Carolinian and graduate of the University of South Carolina in 1985. He is married to his wonderful wife, Becky. They have three sons ranging in age from 27 to 11. Pat founded a medical staffing company in Houston, TX in 1977, which he...

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Jennifer Middleton

Jennifer Middleton serves as the Executive Director. With only about 7 years of experience in managing a nonprofit- she is a relative newcomer to the industry. Her passion for Hallie Hill’s mission explains her abundance of enthusiasm and a “no quitting” attitude....

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Daisy McKenzie

Daisy McKenzie is an animal care provider and also assists with maintenance. Daisy distributes medications, feeds, cleans, and grooms. But this girl isn’t afraid to get dirty- and can also be found mowing the grass and running the tractor. Daisy grew up in a farm like...

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Josh Taber

Josh Taber is the head of maintenance. Josh works tirelessly to keep the buildings and grounds of Hallie Hill beautiful. He has a lifetime of maintenance experience. He is a US Navy veteran, has worked as a laborer on dairy farms, and ran his own painting business....

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Caroline Ruiz

Caroline Ruiz is the Adoptions Coordinator and Marketing Manager at Hallie Hill. Caroline has a background in design and marketing, as well as positive reinforcement dog training and animal care. She is thrilled to be pursuing a career working with animals, and is...

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Daniela Schneider

Daniela Schneider is an animal care provider and helping hand. Daniela was born in Germany, and speaks German fluently. She moved to the US at age 4, but continues to travel all over. Daniela works PRN in Physical Therapy and has worked as a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep...

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