The “Tell Them I Am Kind” Production Team

Katy J Nelson

katy.jpgCo-Owner, Executive Producer
Sit. Good Girl Productions, LLC

Dr. Katy Nelson is the mother of five - two human and three animal - kids, an avid health and fitness enthusiast, and an admittedly rabid Louisiana sports fan.  She is an associate veterinarian at the Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre in Alexandria, VA., as well as the host and executive producer of “The Pet Show with Dr. Katy” on Washington DC’s News Channel 8. A Certified Veterinary Journalist (CVJ) accredited by the American Society of Veterinary Journalists (ASVJ), Dr. Katy is the Animal Health Reporter for ABC7 News, and serves as "Dr. Pawz" on WTOP Radio.  Dr. Katy is the Medical Director of Pet Health for Live In The Now, and is a founding partner of, a national health and fitness initiative aimed at getting people healthy alongside their dogs.  She also serves as a media and marketing consultant for numerous pet-related companies and media outlets.

A lover of all animals, Dr. Katy carves out time for many charitable organizations in the DC area and beyond.  She is also the co-executive producer on "Tell Them I Am Kind," a documentary set to air later this year on Connecticut Public Television.  The documentary tells the story of the family of Catherine Violet Hubbard, one of the 20 children killed in December of 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and their mission to build an animal sanctuary in her honor. 

Judy Plavnick


Co-Owner, Executive Producer
Sit. Good Girl Productions, LLC

Judy is a five-time Emmy award-winning producer, having produced programming for networks including PBS, Discovery, ESPN and NFL Films.  She began her television career covering politics, for both local and national broadcast outlets, and then moved to sports broadcasting, becoming the first woman in the world to produce a primetime NFL program.

After seven years of producing sports coverage, Judy accepted a position with the Discovery networks, moving from Senior Producer for Discovery’s Digital Networks to Senior Executive Producer overseeing daytime production at the Discovery Channel.  She was then hired to oversee production and development for ESPN Classic and helped to bring them their first content Emmy for the series SportsCentury, in 2006.

Following her time at ESPN, Judy helped launch the successful Sport Science franchise and then produced documentaries for the military, covering a number of topics, from Wounded Warriors and Medal of Honor recipients, to families who had lost a loved one in combat.   Judy won her fifth Emmy for Game On – the story of military athletes competing to earn spots on the 2010 U.S. Winter Olympics team.

In early 2012, Judy teamed with Dr. Katy Nelson to form Sit. Good Girl Productions, LLC, their first production is the documentary Tell Them I Am Kind, the story of the creation of the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary.

Judy has served as a judge and Blue Ribbon panelist for both primetime and sports Emmy award events and is currently on the Grand Jury for the New York Festivals, International Film and Television awards.