Our Board of Directors

12043186_10153757132610681_7540957781140159585_nGentry Leonard – President. [gentry@wolvesofsaintfrancis.org]. Gentry’s interest in animals began at a very early age. He majored in psychology at Texas A&M University with an emphasis on ethology (animal behavior). He has interned at the St. Louis Zoo studying zebra breeding and herding behavior, and at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Boyd, Texas. While his day-to-day job unfortunately doesn’t involve animals, his time spent at Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary is the highlight of his week.

Horse on his first day as a Philipson-Bennett, at Patti Weathers' corralJill Philipson – Secretary. [jill@wolvesofsaintfrancis.org]. Jill moved to The Woodlands, Texas in 1999, following a long career as a television director and editor for the Boston PBS television station, WGBH. She began volunteering at SFWS in 2008, joined the Board in 2010, and has served as Secretary since 2012. She has helped to oversee many sanctuary projects including the construction of a new building to house the gift shop, kitchen, and office; and co-chairing the annual Open Day fundraiser.


Jennifer Daily – Director of Education