MVFA Board Members

Lisa Radov

President and Chairman at Maryland Votes for Animals, Inc.
Lisa Radov has been passionate about helping animals since she was eight years old when she embarked on her first fundraising campaign to help stop the slaughter of baby harp seals in Canada.

Lisa has a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Marketing and Advertising from the Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business. She was the Owner and Director of Marketing at Gebco Insurance Associates, Inc. from 1986- 2016 and is a Certified Yoga Instructor.

A lover of all animals, Lisa has rescued two dogs, four pet lab rats, six cats, two hamsters, and two guinea pigs.

A mother of four, Lisa has chaired fundraising campaigns and been an active board member of the Parents' Associations at her children's schools. She became politically active in animal issues when her youngest child started volunteering at the shelter where they adopted their two cats.

Lisa is dedicated to passing laws that will make Maryland a leader in the humane treatment of all animals - companion, farm, and wildlife.

Tasha Bitz

Tasha became active in the rescue community several years ago when she and her husband adopted their first rescue pup, Bella.She volunteers with a local rescue by fostering, fundraising,and helping to process adoption applications.Tasha’s family includes three rescue pups, Bella, Jax and Yogi (a recent “foster failure”).

Tasha holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Stevenson University (Villa Julie College) and has been working in public accounting for the past 15 years.

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    Jennifer Loeb

    Board of Directors at Maryland Votes for Animals, Inc.
    Jennifer loves all animals and is extremely passionate about animal welfare issues. After attending a “Humane Lobby Day,” she decided to attend law school and become an advocate for animals through the legal system. Jennifer graduated from the George Washington University Law School, where she was a recipient of the GW Animal Law Scholarship. During law school she was a board member of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and volunteered with the Animal Welfare Pro Bono Project.

    Jennifer previously clerked with the Criminal Justice Program of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and currently tracks animal related legislation in each U.S. state and territory to compile the U.S Animal Protection Laws Rankings™ published each year by ALDF.

    Prior to law school, Jennifer served in the U.S. Army and the Maryland Army National Guard. She loves to travel, visit National Parks, cook vegan food, read, and spend time with her husband Daniel and their three rescue dogs (Sarabi, Rocky, and Boh). She is also an avid Baltimore Orioles fan and recently started playing the fiddle.

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      Victoria Francese Gaunt

      Ever since bringing home her first dog, Victoria has been a passionate animal advocate who has volunteered with shelter dogs and several animal welfare and rescue organizations. It is through much of this work that she came to appreciate that rescue alone cannot solve all of the problems that animals face. Part of the solution requires having strong laws in place. Victoria is proud to use her voice to speak for those who cannot and to be a defender of the justice that they deserve.

      She holds a degree in Finance and Economics from the Honors College at Towson University where she actively served in the Student Government Association, and a degree in Dance from UMBC. She and her husband currently have two furry canine children named Hamlet and Arwen. They have also had the privilege of caring for several rescue gerbils over the years.

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