The following is a list of mentors who are approved by DPCA to work with student judges of the Doberman Pinscher. DPCA provides each mentor with access to educational materials that can be used in mentoring. The DPCA intent is to ensure the quality of the process and to afford a somewhat uniform method of mentoring. Our goal is to provide you with easy access to a qualified mentor in your area. The list is provided by state.

DPCA  has a new process that allows mentors to evaluate the judges that they are mentoring…. and a process by which the judges can evaluate the mentoring process that you provided.   Judges who would like to have a DPCA approved mentor observe them judge the breed and have an educational discussion afterward, can contact Pamela DeHetre ( or Vicki Seiler-Cushman ( to arrange the logistics.  We can’t guarantee that we can cover all shows at all locations.  This is done on a volunteer basis by DPCA members, who bear the expenses themselves.  This is available to any judge approved for the breed, whether on permit or permanent status.

The form for the judge to evaluate their mentors is available at this link.

The form for mentors to use to evaluate the judges is available on the Members Only area under the link “Judge Mentor Forms”

ArizonaMary-Helene (Mimi) Brown MD
Phoenix, AZ
ArizonaJanet Van Wormer
Sierra Vista, AZ
ArizonaChris Hall Yamaoka
Green Valley, AZ
ArkansasJana Dupre
Fayetteville, AR
CaliforniaEve Auch
Truckee, CA
CaliforniaToby Sheila Bloom
Upland, CA
CaliforniaMarjorie Brooks
Santa Rosa, CA
CaliforniaGlen Lajeski
Cloverdale, CA
CaliforniaMoe Miyagawa
Fontana, CA
CaliforniaLinda Siegel
Royal Oaks, CA
CaliforniaFrancis Sparagna
Reseda, CA
CaliforniaAdrian Woodfork
Sacramento, CA
CanadaPat Blenkey
Harley, ON
CanadaCherie Holmes
Duncan, BC
ColoradoNancy Christensen
Aurora, CO
ColoradoMona Fasth DVM
Manzanola, CO
ColoradoVictoria Harris
Berthoud, CO
ColoradoPatricia Healy
Wiggins, CO
ConnecticutAnthony DiNardo
West Hartford, CT
ConnecticutSheila DiNardo
West Hartford, CT
ConnecticutPeggy Esposito
Milford, CT
ConnecticutTheresa Hundt
Sandy Hook, CT
FloridaGrace Black
Bunnell, FL
FloridaJeffrey Lynn Brucker
Belleview, FL
FloridaMelissa Brucker
Belleview, FL
FloridaBeverly Capstick
The Villages, FL
FloridaLeslie Hall
Hudson, FL
FloridaJohn Krukar
Brooksville, FL
FloridaLinda Krukar
Brooksville, FL
FloridaGeorge Marquis
Edgewater, FL
FloridaCarol Selzle Petruzzo
Brooksville, FL
FloridaSusanne Smith
Lake Mary, FL
FloridaAmy Tourond
Cape Coral, FL
FloridaLinda Whitney
Wesley Chapel, FL
GeorgiaElizabeth Barrett
Stone Mountain, GA
GeorgiaPamela DeHetre
Loganville, GA
GeorgiaDoris-Jean Molin
Gillsville, GA
GeorgiaNancy Raffa-Sodel
Johns Creek, GA
GeorgiaJeanne Ratliff
Greenville, GA
GeorgiaJoseph Smith
Atlanta, GA
HawaiiHiroko Lee
Mililani, HI
HawaiiMorris Lee
Mililani, HI
IllinoisMary Dependahl
Rolling Meadows, IL
IllinoisMargarita Files
South Holland, IL
IllinoisDavid Goldfein
Barrington, IL
IllinoisJacqueline Wendt
Inverness, IL
IndianaEvie Sullivan
Indianapolis, IN
KansasJulie Kay Stade
Haven, KS
KentuckyKarin Fox
Boston, KY
KentuckyCynthia Lane-Smith
Shelbyville, KY
MassachusettsAnn Marie Dunn
West Boylston, MA
MassachusettsSharon Duval
Montague, MA
MassachusettsDr. May Jacobson
Sudbury, MA
MassachusettsNancy Gale Johnson
Wareham, MA
MichiganShirley Baker
Ferndale, MI
MichiganTheresa Mullen
Flint, MI
MinnesotaLester Cannon
Minneapolis, MN
NebraskaDouglas Jensen
Grand Island, NE
NevadaLisa Burroff
Las Vegas, NV
NevadaHolly Schorr
Las Vegas, NV
NevadaSteven Schorr
Las Vegas, NV
New HampshireKelly Lyn Marquis
Fremont, NH
New JerseyRay Carlisle
Ramsey, NJ
New JerseySharon Marinelli
Sewell, NJ
North CarolinaConnie Alexander
Kernersville, NC
North CarolinaSharon Pflueger
Monroe, NC
North CarolinaJohn Schoeneman
Harrisburg, NC
North CarolinaJudith Ann Smith
Mills River, NC
OhioMichelle Kramer
Williamsburg, OH
OhioVicki Seiler Cushman
Xenia, OH
OhioE A Thielen
Springfield, OH
OklahomaDiana Ray
Collinsville, OK
OregonDawn Danner
Beaverton, OR
OregonPat Hastings
Aloha, OR
OregonMichelle Santana
Wolf Creek, OR
PennsylvaniaGwen Demilta
Downingtown, PA
PennsylvaniaGrace Moore
Unionville, PA
PennsylvaniaColleen Kelso Nicholson
Mechanicsburg, PA
PennsylvaniaCarissa DeMilta Shimpeno
Downingtown, PA
South CarolinaDavida Roof DVM
Elgin, SC
South CarolinaRobert Vandiver
Simpsonville, SC
TexasEdd Bivin
Fort Worth, TX
TexasAlisa Brotherhood
Magnolia, TX
TexasJudith Brown
Kingwood, TX
TexasLinda George
Richmond, TX
TexasRick George
Richmond, TX
TexasJanice Keith
Richmond, TX
TexasNorman Kenney
Crossroads, TX
TexasTeresa Nail
Amarillo, TX
TexasNancy Simmons
Flower Mound, TX
TexasAnn White
Millsap, TX
TexasCynthia Woodward
Richardson, TX
WashingtonElaine Hopper
Renton, WA
WashingtonJodine Huston
Chehalis, WA
WashingtonFaye Strauss
Kent, WA
WashingtonGary Strauss
Kent, WA
West VirginiaMadge Harrison
Westover, WV
WyomingCynthia Lee Huckfeldt
Torrington, WY

DPCA Approved Mentor Information

The Board of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America selects the Chair of the Judges Education Committee (JEC). The JEC Chair then selects the people who will serve on the JEC Committee. Then the JEC Committee selects the Committees that fall under their umbrella. The Judges Mentoring Committee falls in this category.

Educating prospective judges and the welfare of our breed and our club are top priority. Beyond our basic requirements we want people with honesty, integrity, and that place the welfare of the breed and the club above their own personal agenda. They must be dedicated to the Doberman Pinscher through total support of our AKC approved breed standard.

Being able to communicate and mentor effectively are definitely a plus. All mentors must agree to only mentor in concert with the AKC approved standard of the Doberman Pinscher.

In this vein we will be hosting educational opportunities to give presentations as well as keeping up to date in all areas of education technology.

The Judges Mentoring Committee fills vacancies and adds mentors as the need arises by invitation only. However we do welcome inquires from interested qualified DPCA Members

Faye Strauss, JEC Chair
Pamela DeHetre, Mentor Chair
Vicki Seiler-Cushman, Mentor Co-Chair

DPCA Judge Mentee Feedback Form

Thank you for your interest in judging our Doberman Pinscher. In order for us to present the best education possible, we would appreciate it if you would answer this short questionnaire about your experience with a mentor. The mentor will not have access to your response as we strive to improve.

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