Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Sarah Hutchins
Chair, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Russ Morrison
Vice Chair, Barings

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

Ron Lamberth
Treasurer, Cherry Bekaert, LLP

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

Amy Blumenthal
Community Volunteer

Hilary C. Coman
Wells Fargo

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

Heide Groomes
Groomes Business Solutions

Jim Hickmon
Hickmon & Perrin, P.C.

Linda Kirby
Boingo Graphics

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

Shelly A. Moore, CAWA
Humane Society of Charlotte

Kathy Ridge
Levridge Resources

Administrative Team


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


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


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


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


Vice President of Clinic Services
Ellen Taylor, CPDT-KA, CDEP, CAWA
704-377-0534, ext. 231


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



Shelter Veterinarian
Elizabeth Stack, DVM
704-377-0534, ext 224


Development Team

Marketing & Communications Manager
Emily Cook

Special Events Manager
Kelsey Young 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

Gift Processing Associate
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

Foster Coordinator
Donna Hans
704-377-0534, ext 227

Behavior Specialist
Zach Boerboom
704-377-0534, ext 223

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

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


Community Outreach

Community Cat Coordinator
Leah Massey
704-377-0534, ext 262

Community Outreach Manager
Sylvia Abney
704-377-0534, ext 258


Clinic Services (Spay/Neuter Clinic)

Client Service Desk

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