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

Ann Ensminger
Chief Operating Officer

Lauren Shalek
Chief Programs Officer 

Shannon Clarke
Director of Communications

Heather Dougherty
Director of Events & Corporate Giving 

Jenn Geibel
Director of Retail Services & Chow Wagon 

Lauren Leffakis
Director of Admissions & Behavior Services

Ashley Rieser
Director of Volunteer Services

Carol Whaley
Director of Clinic Services

Eleanor Miller
Senior Medical Coordinator 

 

Clinic Services Department

Dr. Allison Achey, DVM
Clinic Services Veterinarian

Dr. Emily deCárdenas, DVM
Clinic Services Veterinarian

Lindsey DiBattista
Clinic Services Program Assistant 

Nancy Hanson
Clinic Services Program Assistant

Katie Helscel
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician

Michele Holmberg
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician 

Kaley Kaczynski
Animal Friends for Life Coordinator

Dr. Amberley Karch, DVM
Clinic Services Veterinarian

Bekah Kellner
Clinic Services Program Assistant 

Kassie Miller
Clinic Services Coordinator 

Michele Mitchell
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician 

Dr. Theo Nelson, DVM
Clinic Services Veterinarian

Kelly O’Donnell
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician

Dr. Sara Petras, DVM
Clinic Services Veterinarian

Valerie Reynolds
Clinic Services Program Assistant 

Mary Schreiber
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician 

Sara Vogel
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician 

Chelsea Wilcox
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician

Victoria Wolff
Clinic Services Veterinary Technician 

Dr. Amanda Zetwo, DVM
Clinic Services Veterinarian 

 

Adoption Department

Nikki Finch
Adoption Coordinator

Eric Stieglitz
Veterans Programming Coordinator 

Pam D'Amico
Adoption Counselor

Julia Duncan
Adoption Counselor 

Beth Mauder
Adoption Counselor

Elizabeth Moser
Adoption Counselor 

Cara Schutzman
Adoption Counselor 

Alicia Smith
Adoption Counselor

Naomi Weissman
Adoption Counselor

Melissa Witas
Adoption Counselor 


Admissions & Behavior Services

Kristy Pszenny
Admissions & Foster Care Coordinator

Kelly McCauley
Admissions Counselor

Debi Meehan
Pets for Vets Lead Trainer

Vanessa Lumadue
Admissions 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

Melissa Dershaw
Animal Caregiver

Seth DiMartile
Animal Caregiver 

Madeleine DiMedio
Animal Caregiver 

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 

Rebecca Morgan
Foster Veterinary Technician

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

Lindsey Scott
Veterinary Kennel Assistant 

Megan Scully
Animal Caregiver 

Maris Seto
Animal Caregiver 

Mia Sipple
Animal Caregiver 

Nicole Walker
Animal Caregiver

Kathy Weber
Animal Caregiver

Mary Wetzel
Medical Wellness Administrative Assistant

Leisl Wiesen
Behavior Coordinator

 

Retail & Chow Wagon Department

Victoria Williams
Retail Coordinator

Melina Bowser
Retail Associate 

Anne Cornell
Retail Associate

Laurie Modery
Retail Associate 

 

Outreach & Therapeutic Services Department

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

Robert Fredley
Chief Humane Police Officer

Francie Gray
Humane Investigations 

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

Spencer Roeback
Volunteer Coordinator


Communications Department

Suaz Forsythe
Communications Coordinator

Cody Hoellerman
Communications Coordinator

 

Development Department

Katie Boretzky
Third Party Events Coordinator

Taylor Duda
Development Coordinator 

Christina McLachlan
Development Coordinator 

 

Finance & Administration Department

Sean Brink
Maintenance Assistant

Michael Carioto
Custodian/Light Maintenance Assistant

Karen Davin
Accounting Coordinator

Danielle Delzer
Administrative Assistant 

Christopher Lucas
Human Resources Coordinator 

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

Mary Ann Bogosta

Dorothy Boyer

Debbie Campbell

The Honorable Tom Corbett

Jeff Dutkovic

Robert Fragasso

Beth Henry

Elizabeth Klamut 

Leslie Lafferty

Sheri Levine-Everett

Bonnie Loya 

Matthew D. Monsour, Esq.

Gina Pferdehirt

Michelle Race

Cindy Russell

Nicole Shapiro 

Doug Shriber

Charlotte Stephenson 

Cris Winter

Stephen Zappala, Jr., Esq.


In Memoriam

Alice Richardson, Founder

Lloyd Gluck, Esq.


Chair’s Ambassador Council

Viviana Altieri

Alice Applegate

Leslie and Scott Baker

John Block

Chuck Bogosta

John Boyer

Jimmy Campbell

John Carlos

Tracey DeAngelo

Doug DeNardo

Linda Drago

Wendy Dutkovic

Donna and Bill Gaughan

Julia Gleason

Donna Gutierrez

Dave Henry

Cathy Holzer

Abby and Kevin Kirkland

Reed Lafferty

Scott and Susan Lammie

Howard Loevner

P.J. Maloney

Tom and Becky McGough

Frank and Sarah Nass

Lisa and Lee Oleinick

David Pferdehirt

Nicole Phatak

Amy and Rick Pietzak

Ron Ramsey

Congressman Guy Reschenthaler

Betty Rich

Andy Russell

Damian Ruyechan

Sarah Shriber

David Stephenson

Shannon Sweeney

Marcy Tenaglia 

 

Staff and Board of Directors

Animal Friends

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