Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Sarah Hutchins, Chair
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Paul Koehnke, Vice Chair
Central Piedmont Community College

Ron Lamberth, Treasurer
Cherry Bekaert, LLP

Angie Allred, J.D., Secretary
Community Volunteer

Greg Bittner
Grant Thornton, LLP

Amy Blumenthal
Community Volunteer

Kurt Bouley
Messer Construction

Maria Brennan

Hilary C. Coman
Wells Fargo

Michael Greene
Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Greene, PLLC

Jim Hickmon
Hickmon & Perrin P.C

Linda Kirby
Boingo Graphics

Tara Keener
Foundation For The Carolinas

Administrative Team


Shelly A. Moore, CAWA
Click here to reach Danielle Thibodeau, Executive Assistant


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


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


Vice President of Community & Strategic Initiatives
Ellen Taylor, CPDT-KA, CDEP, CAWA
704-377-0534, ext. 231


Libby Jones Headshot

Vice President of Operations
Libby Jones
704-377-0534, ext. 222


Development Team

Marketing & Communications Manager
Emily Cook

Special Events Manager
Kelsey Ruocco
704-377-0534, ext 255

Donor Engagement Manager
Libby Currier
704-377-0534, ext 260

Development Manager
Olivia Hubert
704-377-0534, ext 249

Development Coordinator
Taylor DeFord
704-377-0534, ext 257


Operations Team

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

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

Intake/Owner Surrender Coordinator

Animal Care Manager
Danielle Cunnane
704-377-0534, ext 261

Foster Coordinator
April Rogers
704-377-0534, ext 227

Behavior Programs Coordinator
Carolyn Rositano

Volunteer Programs Manager
Zinnia Borland
704-377-0534, ext 234

Facilities & Safety Coordinator
Tim Myers
704-377-0534, ext 256


Community Outreach

Community Cat Program Manager
Leah Massey
704-377-0534, ext 262

Humane Education Manager
Shelley Lyttle
704-377-0534, ext 258

Community Outreach Coordinator
K.C. Thompson
704-377-0534, ext 116


Clinic Services (Spay/Neuter Clinic)

Client Service Desk

Clinic Services Practice Manager
Kevin Lorms
704-377-0534, ext 233


HQHV & Wellness Veterinarian
Kimberly Ackerman, DVM


HQHV & Wellness Veterinarian
Maria Peoples, DVM



HQHV & Wellness Veterinarian
Samantha Fulton, DVM