Legal Name: Half the Way Home, Inc.
Federal Tax ID: 32-0380888

Type of Organization: 501(c)(3) non-profit charity


Dana Starr Rittelmeyer, CEO, Board Member

Dana has been in rescue since  2008. She has fostered over 1000 cats and kittens. She was offered to take over Half the way home in October 2016 and has developed it into a rescue that has saved and found homes for over 2000 cats. She lives in Woodstock with her husband, George who volunteers much of his time to the rescue as well.


Sandi Sylcox, CFO, Social Media Specialist for HTWH’s Facebook, Pinterest & Youtube. Website Creator/Admin Board Member

Sandi has actively been a part of a rescue in Georgia since 2012 but has helped animals since 1994 by volunteering at shelters. She joined HTWH in January 2017. She lives in Duluth with her husband, son and big animal family. She enjoys running HTWH's facebook page as her main role. 


Cindy Rawlings, Photography, Bottle Babies, Medical Fosters. Social Media Specialist for HTWH's Instagram, Board Member  

Cindy has been active in rescue since 2014, and joined HTWH in 2016. She enjoys running our Instagram profile, taking our adoptable cats’ pictures, and working with bottle babies and injured cats. She lives in Woodstock with her husband, two children, dog and cats.


Melysah Bunting, Graphic art and design. Social Media Specialist for HTWH's Twitter, Board Member  

She has been an animal rescue volunteer since 2014. She joined HTWH in 2016. She lives in Lilburn with her husband, cats, and fosters.


Debra Singletary, Working Cat Program coordinator, Board Member

Debra is the founder/director of Georgia Animal Welfare Advocates. Since 2012 the group, devised of individuals, rescues & businesses, has helped facilitate rescue efforts when necessary to get animals in need out of abusive & neglectful situations. Debra is now our Working Cat Program coordinator and our community outreach person.


Jackie Miller, grants coordinator, volunteer


Shannon Hicks, Polk/ Haralson Animal Control intake coordinator, volunteer


Brittany Davis, adoptions coordinator, volunteer


Beth Bluestein Rich, Petsmart Austell Adoptions Center Lead, volunteer