Board Of Directors

Mirela Hardy 


Mirela Hardy is a naturalized American citizen, originally from Romania. She has an educational background in political science and over twenty five years of work experience in banking and finance, and a deep commitment to assisting veterans and rescuing animals. Ms. Hardy’s business acumen supports the financial operations of US K, and her service is grounded in principles of empathy and compassion.

Chris Hardy

Executive Director

Chris Hardy is the founder and head trainer at USK. He is an Eastern Shore naive from Salisbury. He joined the army in 1989 and served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division. He has extensive experience in dog training, in the military he trained bomb detection, search and rescue, tracking and patrol, and civilian applications. He is a recipiant of numerous awards and a member of the National K-9 Association, War Dogs Association and Pro Dog Trainer Association.

Linda Amos


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Karis Graham

Board Member

Reverend Dr. Karis Graham served more than 33+ years as an active duty and reserve military chaplain. She is also a three-war veteran. She also earned three Master's degrees, a Bachelors degree, and PhD. She lives in Cambridge with her Wadi dog from Oman.

Catherin Curran

Board Member

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Friends of the Board

Brian Whitman

Bill Amos

Steve Wilson

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