Board of Directors

Emily Morgan


Emily’s love of dogs began growing up with a yellow lab named Clifford. Emily has been involved with Angel’s Retreat since it began in 2018, and she adopted Chloe from Angel’s Retreat in December 2022, a 4-year old labrador and hound dog mix who loves her (multiple) daily walks in Central Park!

Emily grew up in Holmdel, New Jersey before going to Notre Dame for undergrad where she graduated with a BBA in finance and economics with a minor in constitutional studies in 2016. She worked in finance for three years at Synchrony, where she met Melissa. In 2019, Emily went to Seton Hall University School of Law to pursue her JD. She graduated in 2022 and currently works as an attorney in New York City.


Linda Lukes

Linda has been volunteering and fostering dogs and cats for over 7 years.  She has worked with the ASPCA in NYC as both a dog and cat volunteer.  She volunteered at the Animal Care Centers of NYC in Harlem as a dog volunteer and outreach volunteer.  She has a fondness for senior dogs, recently adopting a 14 year old Corgi-Spaniel.  Presently, she has two rescue cats, Zoe and Minnow, who live with her in NYC.   

Linda holds a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin and has worked in technology in the banking industry for over 20 years.  She is currently a VP and project manager at an investment bank in NY.  She is also a facilitator of the ‘Leader as Coach’ program and is a member of the Race, Ethnicity and Diversity club.    

Linda started at Angel’s Retreat as a volunteer 3 years ago.  In addition to assisting with fundraising, she is the Volunteer Coordinator for over 100 active volunteers.


Lynn Handley


Lynn has been doing volunteer work for over 10 years and started volunteering at Angel’s Retreat in early 2022.  She currently holds the role of Secretary on the Board of Directors. 

Lynn holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering and a Project Management Professional certification.  She has worked in various engineering and managerial roles and is currently a project manager for Danaher working on the development of innovative solutions for life science research and drug discovery. 

She lives with two wonderful dogs who were rescued from high-kill shelters and one dog adopted from Angel’s Retreat.  Lynn loves watching dogs at Angel’s Retreat also become cherished members of new homes.