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Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Bob Storey
Chair, Wells Fargo

Kathy Ridge
Vice Chair, Levridge Resources

Dean Elledge
Treasurer, Executive Consultant

Angie Allred, J.D.
Secretary, Foundation For The Carolinas

Mike Mascia
Vice Chair Elect, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

George Beckwith
National Gypsum

Tim Clark

Patricia Crull, Ph.D.
Time Warner Cable (Retired)

Betsy Grider

Heide Groomes
Groomes Business Solutions

Sarah Hutchins
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Linda Kirby
Boingo Graphics

Ron Lamberth
Cherry Bekaert, LLP

Beth G. Monaghan, CPA
Founder and Former CEO, Monaghan Group, PLLC

Russ Morrison

Shelly Moore
Humane Society of Charlotte

Captain Karl Bannerman
Community Partner, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control

Administrative Team

Shelly A. Moore, CAWA
Click here to reach Chelsea Kidd, Executive Assistant

Vice President of Finance & Administration
Aiko Okamoto
704-377-0534, ext 221

Vice President of Development
Donna Canzano Stucker
704-377-0534, ext 229

Vice President of Operations
Huck Nawaz
704-377-0534, ext 222

Vice President of Community Programs & Strategic Initiatives
Suzanne D’Alonzo
704-377-0534, ext. 231

Director of Marketing & Communications
Emily Cook
704-377-0534, ext 236

Special Events Manager
Kirsten Beals
704-377-0534, ext 255

Development Manager
Caitlin Donley
704-377-0534, ext 249

Gift Processing Associate
Jennifer Cox
704-377-0534, ext 235

Development Associate – Grants
Mary Alyson Touloupas
704-377-0534, ext 257

Executive Assistant
Chelsea Kidd

Operations & Shelter Medicine Team

Customer Service
Adoption Manager
Calli Rutzinski
704-377-0534, ext 225

Customer Service Representatives:
704-377-0534, ext 226, 227 and 228

Intake/Owner Surrender Coordinator

Facility & Safety Coordinator
Reed Stanbro
704-377-0534, ext 256

Volunteer Programs Manager
Iesha Hoffman
704-377-0534, ext 234


Community Outreach

Pets for Life Manager
Bennett Simonsen
704-377-0534, ext 258

Community Cat Coordinator
Leah Massey


Spay/Neuter Clinic

Director of Clinic Services
Janet Bartram
704-377-0534, ext 233