Any glimpse into the life of an
animal quickens our own and
makes it so much the larger
and better in every way.
- John Muir

Young woman holding dog Close up of dog


Staff and Board



Bethany Hively, Executive Director

Marissa Hsu, Director of Operations

Community Engagement Team

Nikki Koenig, Donor Relations Manager

Sarah Perry, Community Engagement Manager

Abby Messer, Adoptions Coordinator

Hannah Jones, Volunteer Coordinator

Tracey Diuguid, Lead Adoptions Counselor

Veterinary Care Team

Jamie Totten, DVM, Shelter Veterinarian 

Cheyanne Cleary, Veterinary Care Manager

Gabby Cochran, Fix Charleston Manager 

Animal Care Team

Julie Hypes, Animal Behaviorist

Kanawha County Humane Officers - Jerry Anderson, Tessia Lynch

Laura Morris, Admissions Manager

Karen Black, Help Desk Coordinator 

Timothy Moore, Animal Care Manager

Maria Huffman, Dog Care Coordinator

Brooke Moffatt, Cat Care/Foster Coordinator

Board of Directors:

Rachel Burdette, President
Brady Campbell, Vice President
Kate Page, Secretary
Jenny Newman, Treasurer
Justin Hylbert
Caleb Knight
Philip Reale
Doren Burrell
Joshua Scott
Renee Huffman
Jennelle Jones
Doug Baker
Kim Stizinger
Vanessa Ferrel
Andrea Beeson
Lera Vanmeter
Jessica Hall