Meet The Board


Edna Roberts

Edna has always had a love for dogs and animals. Several years ago, she and her husband sold their home and moved to an area that allowed them to house their 6 Labrador Retrievers. It was nearly six years ago when her life forever changed. You might say a four legged angel entered her life. She found a stray pit mix that was in need and she cared for him thinking she would find his owner, what she didn’t realize at the time, is that this angel, she calls Blade actually found her. Her love for this dog ignited a spark that already existed inside her soul and she began training with him and gaining her own understanding of the bully breed dog. It was through this her deep bond and connection with Blade that sent her on a mission that has not only forever changed her life; but the lives of so many other four legged fur animals that always seem to have a Divine way of finding their way into her life. Since that time all of her labs, which lived long and happy lives, have crossed the rainbow bridge. All except one that is now elderly whom she still deeply loves and takes care of because she took a vow to take care of him in sickness and in health. Over the last six years, she has now come to love and own 5 Pit Bulls and 1 American Staffordshire. Her passion and drive for helping to support not only her own fur children but for the lives of so many. She has become known as the “Angel Dog Lady” and she has devoted her life 24/7 to doing whatever it takes to not only keep dogs off death row but also to offer medical support, food and warm housing to dogs in our communities. She also transports animals to wherever is necessary to make sure that an animal is safe, sound and feels loved and wanted. She is founder of New Leash For Life Rescue and serves on the board for Global Paws For Peace.


Sheryl Guffey

Global Paws For Peace is proud to announce board member Sheryl Guffey, who has a long history of serving on many boards and spent many years as a board member at Five Acres Animal Shelter, here in our area. She has a Master’s degree in Non Profit Administration, as well as, a MBA. Sheryl also has extensive experience in grant underwriting which is a huge asset for our organization. Her expertise helps to provide support and assistance for organization strategies for our multiple programs and upcoming grants that Global Paws For Peace will be offering. In addition to her non for profit, she has a huge heart and deep love for dogs and animals. Sheryl was very ill and going through many life changing challenges a few years ago and her dog stayed in bed and helped take care of her on every level; emotionally, spiritually and energetically. The deep connection Sheryl felt with her dog during this difficult time is what helped to pull her through her illness and got her back to living and loving life again. The enlightenment she gained coming out on the other side was health and happiness and it has fueled her soul because she moved to a home on 30 acres in order to become a foster for dogs in need. Since that time Sheryl has fostered more than 100 dogs and gained the title of the “Litter Baby Momma.” She has fostered multiple litters that have needed tender loving care and she has personally nursed many puppies that have needed special attention during their first few weeks of life. Sheryl is also certified to train dogs for emotional therapy. She is a beautiful soul that has joined Global Paws For Peace to be of service for the love of the cause.