Director, Operations/Risk Management
Palma and her husband have been in love with golden retrievers for over 35 years! They have adopted goldens from GRRA, and Dixie Golden Rescue, but their journey in dog rescue began when they adopted a golden retriever from Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) in February 2007. As a volunteer with AGA for 13 years (until March 2020), she served in many roles such as Applications Team member, Coordinator and Manager, and Foster Team member and Manager.
Beginning in late 2007, she became a member of the Board of Directors as the Director of the Applications Team. Since that time, she has served in various Board positions to include Director of the Foster Team, Director of Applications and Dog Placement Teams, Secretary, and VP/Director of Operations. In her board role with GRRA, she shares her vast experiences in rescue to help GRRA continue to grow and to continue their mission as a golden/lab rescue.
However, what Palma is most proud of is that they have adopted 18 senior golden retrievers throughout the years. There have been times when they have had up to 4 senior goldens in their home as they love those white faces! They currently have 1 senior golden whom they adopted in 2021 at the age of 15 years old. My personal mission has been to love and care for senior goldens for the remainder of their lives.