Staff and Board of Directors

Staff  |  Board of Directors  |  Chair's Ambassador Council

Meet Our Staff

David Swisher
President & Chief Executive Officer

Kathleen Beaver
Chief Operating Officer

Tracey Eakin
Chief Financial Officer

Shannon Clarke
Director of Communications

Heather Dougherty
Director of Events & Corporate Giving 

Ann Ensminger
Director of Animal Wellness

Jenn Geibel
Director of Retail Services & Chow Wagon 

Lauren Leffakis
Director of Placement Services

Ashley Rieser
Director of Volunteer Services

Lauren Shalek
Director of Outreach & Therapeutic Services

Carol Whaley
Director of Clinic Services

 

Clinic Services Department

Dr. Allison Achey, DVM
Clinic Services Veterinarian

Madeline Camerlengo
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician 

Chelsea Cibella
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program Assistant

Dr. Emily deCárdeas, DVM
Clinic Services Veterinarian

Lindsay DiBattista
Clinic Services Program Assistant 

Nancy Hanson
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program Assistant

Katie Helscel
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician

Kaley Kaczynski
Animal Friends for Life Coordinator

Dr. Amberley Karch, DVM
Clinic Services Veterinarian 

Kate Madey
Animal Friends for Life Community Liaison 

Kassie Miller
Clinic Services Coordinator 

Rebecca Morgan
Clinic Services Program Assistant 

Dr. Theo Nelson, DVM
Senior Veterinarian of Clinic Services

Kelly O’Donnell
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician

Victoria Panza
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician

Chelsea Perren
Clinic Services Program Assistant 

Mary Schreiber
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician 

Sara Vogel
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician 

Haley Watkins
Clinic Services Lead Veterinary Technician

Chelsea Wilcox
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician 

Dr. Amanda Zetwo, DVM
Clinic Services Veterinarian 

 

Placement Services Department

Kerbie Collinger-Fryer
Shelter Relations Liaison 

Pam D'Amico
Adoption Counselor

Julia Duncan
Adoption Counselor 

Nikki Finch
Adoption Coordinator

Vanessa Lumadue
Admissions Counselor 

Beth Mauder
Adoption Counselor

Kelly McCauley
Admissions Counselor

Debi Meehan
Pets for Vets Lead Trainer 

Elizabeth Moser
Adoption Counselor 

Baylie Obernesser
Adoption Counselor

Kristy Pszenny
Admissions & Foster Care Coordinator

Cara Schutzman
Adoption Counselor 

Alicia Smith
Adoption Counselor

Eric Stieglitz
Veterans Programming Coordinator 

Naomi Weissman
Adoption Counselor 

 

Animal Wellness Department

Kelly Acierno
Animal Caregiver

Sandra Blando
Animal Caregiver

Shalyse Bolash
Animal Care Coordinator

Ava Boroch
Animal Caregiver 

Gerry Cieply
Animal Caregiver

Dustin Cowell
Animal Caregiver

Ashley Danzuso
Animal Caregiver 

Aubrey Deibler
Animal Care Team Leader 

Suzanne Denk
Animal Enrichment Specialist

Seth DiMartile
Animal Caregiver 

Madeleine DiMedio
Animal Caregiver 

Brandy Fithen
Foster Veterinary Technician 

Dr. Tegan Fuller
Veterinarian

Gentry Guzman
Animal Caregiver 

Lacy Hannigan
Animal Caregiver

Chelsea Herd
Animal Care Team Leader

Valerie Johnson
Animal Caregiver

Marsha Koschik
Veterinary Technician

Jannie Ledergerber
Animal Caregiver 

Meghan Litvany
Veterinary Technician 

Ray Mauder
Animal Wellness Assistant

Kim McMillan
Animal Caregiver 

Eleanor Miller
Senior Animal Wellness Coordinator/Medical Coordinator

Alexis Morris
Animal Caregiver 

Daniela Nyambe
Veterinary Technician

Reenie Otis
Veterinary Technician

Shelby Pergalske
Animal Care Team Leader

Liz Pitts
Animal Caregiver

Carley Reams
Animal Caregiver 

Veronica Rigatti
Canine Behavior Technician

Jasmine Saad
Animal Caregiver 

Mindy Sarver
Animal Caregiver

Mia Sipple
Animal Caregiver 

Lee Ann Streshenkoff
Veterinary Technician 

Nicole Walker
Animal Caregiver

Kathy Weber
Animal Caregiver

Mary Wetzel
Medical Wellness Administrative Assistant

Leisl Wiesen
Behavior Coordinator

 

Retail & Chow Wagon Department

Anne Cornell
Retail Associate

Lindsay Haslett
Chow Wagon Liaison

Michelle Siegrist
Retail Associate

Victoria Williams
Retail Coordinator

 

Outreach & Therapeutic Services Department

Eric Allen
Humane Investigations Coordinator

Leah Carlson, M. Ed., CHES
Therapeutic Literacy Coordinator

Robert Fredley
Chief Humane Police Officer

Francie Gray
Humane Investigations 

Barb Grosch
Public Training Program Liaison

Joy Hall
Humane Investigations 

Donna Klingelhofer
Animal Friends University Assistant

Amy Martello
Therapeutic Services Coordinator

Valerie Polka
Humane Investigations Resource Liaison

Dana Schultz, M. Ed.
Education Coordinator

 

Volunteer Services Department

Aubrey Gedeon
Volunteer Coordinator

 

Events & Corporate Giving Department

Katie Boretzky
Volunteer Coordinator

Danielle Brunner
Special Events Coordinator

Christina McLachlan
Development Coordinator 

Eric Stieglitz
Development Coordinator of Corporate Giving

 

Communications Department

Suaz Forsythe
Communications Coordinator

Cody Hoellerman
Communications Coordinator

Max Parker
Communications Assistant

 

Finance & Administration Department

Sean Brink
Maintenance Assistant

Michael Carioto
Custodian/Light Maintenance Assistant

Karen Davin
Finance & Administration Assistant

Danielle Delzer
Administrative Assistant 

Cliff Huff
Custodian 

Christopher Lucas
Human Resources Coordinator 

Abbey Niederst
Administrative Assistant

Carla Patarini
Senior Maintenance Coordinator 

Alex Stelitano
Administration & Database Coordinator

Gayle Truitt-Bean
Administrative Assistant

Richard Vogtsberger
Custodian/Light Maintenance

 

Board of Directors

Gina Carlos
Chair

Stefania Romoff
Vice Chair

Marleen Ashton, Esq.
Past Chair

Sarah McKean
Secretary

John Weinstein
Treasurer

Brooke Anderson

Richard Applegate

Howard Ash

Michelle Bartlett

Mary Ann Bogosta

Dorothy Boyer

Debbie Campbell

The Honorable Tom Corbett

Jeff Dutkovic

Robert Fragasso

Paul Gitnik

Beth Henry

Leslie Lafferty

Sheri Levine-Everett

Matthew D. Monsour, Esq.

Gina Pferdehirt

Cindy Russell

Doug Shriber

Charlotte Stephenson 

Cris Winter

Stephen Zappala, Jr., Esq.


In Memoriam

Alice Richardson, Founder

Lloyd Gluck, Esq.


Chair’s Ambassador Council

Leslie and Scott Baker

John Block

Doug DeNardo

Linda Drago

Beth and Dave Henry

Cathy Holzer

Abby and Kevin Kirkland

Scott and Susan Lammie

Howard Loevner

P.J. Maloney

Tom and Becky McGough, Jr.

Frank and Sarah Nass

Lisa and Lee Oleinick 

Nicole Phatak

Amy and Rick Pietzak

Betty Rich 

Shannon Sweeney

Marcy Tenaglia


Staff and Board of Directors

Animal Friends

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