Board Members

Vicki Blackwell
A certified Residential Specialist with over 28 years in Real Estate, Vicki is a Vice President with Crye-Leike Realtors and Managing Broker of the Olive Branch office. With her love of animals, Vicki established the Blackwell Animal Rescue Center (BARC)in 2014, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abused and abandoned animals.

Kevin Blackwell
A multiple small business owner with over 40 years in healthcare and actively involved in the community Kevin is co-founder of BARC.

Tina Cooney Blackwell
Beginning her career as a legal secretary to the City Attorney in her hometown of Victoria, Texas she has continued in the legal field and currently works at Federal Express Headquarters in the Litigation Department. Tina has a passion for helping all animals and is excited at the opportunity of being part of a rescue team saving dogs, cats, and other animals as needed.

Dr. Charles Reinhorn
Dr. Charles Reinhorn is a retired dentist from Portland, Oregon. He is the winner of a 2014 ASPCA Transport Grant and a member of Best Friends Animal Society. He lives in Olive Branch with his wife Stacy and two rescue dogs.

BARC transports shelter dogs and cats up North for adoption because too many get passed over in southern rural shelters- then euthanized.” – Dr. Charles Reinhorn