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Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Mike Mascia
Chair, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Sarah Hutchins
Vice Chair, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

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

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

Hilary C. Coman
Wells Fargo

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

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

Heide Groomes
Groomes Business Solutions

Linda Kirby
Boingo Graphics

Ron Lamberth
Treasurer, Cherry Bekaert, LLP

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

Russ Morrison

Shelly A. Moore, CAWA
Humane Society of Charlotte

Kathy Ridge
Levridge Resources

Bob Storey
Wells Fargo

Administrative Team


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


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


Vice President of Development
Donna Canzano Stucker, CFRE
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, CAWA
704-377-0534, ext. 231


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



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



Spay/Neuter Veterinary Surgeon
Heather Les, DVM


Development Team

Development Manager
Mary Alyson Ammons
704-377-0534, ext 257

Marketing & Communications Manager
Emily Cook

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

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

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

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


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

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


Community Outreach

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

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

PFL Coordinator
Ryan Boughner
704-377-0534, ext 116


Spay/Neuter Clinic

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

Client Service Desk