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

Joanne Moore
Chief Programs Officer

Tracey Eakin
Chief Financial Officer 

Michele Batiste
Director of Human Resources


Cassandra Dixon

Director of Events & Corporate Giving

Ann Ensminger
Director of Animal Wellness

Sarah Galiotto
Director of Individual & Foundation Giving

Ashley Rieser
Director of Volunteer Services

Lauren Shalek
Director of Outreach & Therapeutic Services

Lauren Leffakis
Director of Placement Services

Shannon Tremblay
Director of Communications

Carol Whaley
Director of Clinic Services

 

Clinic Services Department

Allison Achey, DVM
Clinic Services Veterinarian

Mark Anderson
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician

Chelsea Cibella
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program Assistant

Emily deCárdeas, DVM
Clinic Services Veterinarian

Nancy Hanson
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program Assistant

Kaley Kaczynski
Animal Friends for Life Coordinator

Chelsea McCammon
Clinic Services Program Assistant

Kassie Miller
Clinic Services Coordinator 

Dr. Theo Nelson
Veterinarian of Clinic Services

Kelly O’Donnell
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician

Victoria Panza
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician

Chelsea Perren
Clinic Services Program Assistant 

Haley Watkins
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician

Chelsea Wilcox
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician 

 

Placement Services Department

Kerbie Collinger-Fryer
Shelter Relations Liaison 

Pam D'Amico
Adoption Counselor

Lindsey DiBattista
Adoption Counselor

Julia Duncan
Adoption Counselor 

Nikki Finch
Adoption Coordinator

Katie Gaus
Adoption Counselor

Vanessa Lumadue
Admissions Counselor 

Beth Mauder
Adoption Counselor

Kelly McCauley
Admissions Counselor

Baylie Obernesser
Adoption Counselor

Ken Pawlik
Adoption Counselor

Kristy Pszenny
Admissions & Foster Care Coordinator

Samantha Rodgers
Adoption Counselor

 

Animal Wellness Department

Kelly Acierno
Animal Caregiver

Donna Barker
Animal Caregiver

Sandra Blando
Animal Caregiver

Shalyse Bolash
Animal Care Coordinator

Chris Boretzky
Animal Caregiver

Amanda Cavender
Interim Animal Care Team Leader

Gerry Cieply
Animal Caregiver

Suzanne Denk
Animal Enrichment Specialist

Seth DiMartile
Animal Caregiver 

Madeleine DiMedio
Animal Caregiver 

Brandy Fithen
Foster Veterinary Technician 

Dr. Tegan Fuller
Veterinarian

Lacy Hannigan
Animal Caregiver

Chelsea Herd
Animal Caregiver

Valerie Johnson
Animal Caregiver

Marsha Koschik
Veterinary Technician

Jannie Ledergerber
Animal Caregiver 

Ray Mauder
Animal Wellness Assistant

Chelsea McCune
Animal Caregiver

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 Caregiver

Liz Pitts
Animal Caregiver

Carley Reams
Animal Caregiver 

Veronica Rigatti
Canine Behavior Technician

Jasmine Saad
Animal Caregiver 

Bethany Vega
Animal Caregiver

Nicole Walker
Animal Caregiver

Kathy Weber
Animal Caregiver

Mary Wetzel
Medical Wellness Administrative Assistant

Leisl Wiesen
Behavior Coordinator

Angela Zappalla
Animal Caregiver 

 

Outreach & Therapeutic Services Department

Leah Carlson
Humane Educator

Robert Fredley
Humane Police Officer

Barb Grosch
Public Training Program Liaison

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

Leslie Centola
Volunteer Coordinator

Melinda Lammert
Volunteer Coordinator 

Catherine Pinkston
Volunteer Liaison

 

Events & Corporate Giving Department

Danielle Brunner
Third Party & Community Events Coordinator

Heather Dougherty
Special Events Coordinator

 

Individual & Foundation Giving Department

Lindsay Haslett
Development Coordinator

Melissa Mele
Development Coordinator

Eric Stieglitz
Development Coordinator 

 

Communications Department

Arleen D’Annunzio
Retail Associate

Suaz Forsythe
Communications Coordinator

Jenn Geibel
Retail Coordinator

Cody Hoellerman
Communications Coordinator

Max Parker
Communications Assistant

Michelle Siegrist
Retail Associate

Victoria Williams
Retail Assistant

 

Finance & Administration Department

Sean Brink
Maintenance Assistant

Michael Carioto
Custodian/Light Maintenance Assistant

Karen Davin
Finance & Administration Assistant

Harold Delgado
Maintenance Coordinator

Abbey Niederst
Administrative Assistant

Alex Stelitano
Administrative Assistant

Darvin Torres Miranda
Custodian/Light Maintenance Assistant 

Gayle Truitt-Bean
Administrative Assistant 

 

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

Howard Loevner 

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

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

Sally Wiggin



Staff and Board of Directors

Animal Friends

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