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Staff and Board Members

Board Members

Board of Directors


Chair

Terry Brechtel

Vice Chair
Glenn MacTaggart

Treasurer
Bob Logan

Secretary
Susan Beldon

Past Chair
Lavonne Garrison

Board Members
Dr. Lydia Andrade
Richard Braune
Lynnell Burkett
Dina Cole
Sandra Banks Dance
Alex DePeralta D.D.S.
Helene DePeralta
Derick Fletcher
Andrea Lutz
Scott Matkin
Eric McCormick
Denise Pride M.D.
Shawna C. Russell
Jessica Flynn Saldana
Kathy Zeltmann


Staff

President/CEO


Nancy May

Nancy F. Najim
President/CEO
Contact Nancy

  • Works with the Board of Directors and helps determine the SA Humane values, mission, vision, and short and long term goals
  • Monitors development and implementation of standards, controls, systems, and procedures of SA Humane programs and services
  • Regularly evaluates SA Humane programs and services to ensure quality and organizational stability
  • Supervises and assures adequate control of SA Humane fiscal activities including budgeting, reporting, and auditing
  • Meets with donors, clients, volunteers, and the community to foster lasting relationships centered on bettering animal welfare
  • Assures awareness and response to community needs and helps generate community involvement
  • Guarantees a donor-centered organization through comprehensive relationship-building programs focused on loyalty and philanthropy

Director of Operations


Seamus R. Nelson

Seamus R. Nelson
Director of Operations
Contact Seamus!

  • Manages and coordinates shelter operations
  • Ensures organizational efficiency by organizing, planning and supervising the programs related to the operation of the adoption center, surgical department, receiving department, and animal care department
  • Responsible for the well being and humane treatment of animals on and off site
  • Supervises building and ground maintenance, purchases supplies and equipment and is responsible for proper maintenance and use of equipment
  • Acts as liaison with cooperative veterinary programs
  • Coordinates cooperative programs with other agencies
  • Oversees customer service
  • Safety Manager
  • Plans, coordinates and implements new projects in regards to shelter operations
  • Provides and ensures staff training and development

Director of Communication


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Felicia Niño
Director of Communication
Contact Felicia!

  • Serves as the liaison between the media and the San Antonio Humane Society
  • Represents the SAHS on local television and radio stations each week to showcase our adoptable pets, and to raise awareness of the pet overpopulation problem in San Antonio
  • Coordinates events
  • Oversees print and web products
  • Ensures all communication from the San Antonio Humane Society is consistent with our mission and values
  • Seeks out ways to maximize the San Antonio Humane Society’s reach within the community

Director of Development


Traci Gomez

Traci Gomez
Director of Development
Contact Traci!

  • General oversight of agency’s fund raising activities
  • Supervises the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of all contributions and gifts
  • Coordinates all grant writing strategies
  • Responsible for creation of direct mail solicitations

Chief Financial Officer


Jean Flores

Jean Flores
Chief Financial Officer
Contact Jean!

  • Oversees Accounting
  • Monitors internal controls and financial processes
  • Responsible for financial reporting to the Board of Directors, the public and regulatory agencies
  • Coordinates risk management initiatives

Chief Veterinarian



Chief Veterinarian

  • Supervision of the entire medical department, including the surgical staff and animal health staff
  • Spay/neuter of shelter and public clinic animals, additional surgeries as required for shelter animals
  • Medical evaluation and treatment of sick/injured shelter animals, development of individual treatment plans to facilitate adoption
  • Education of staff and general public about pertinent animal health and welfare issues
  • Development and implementation of medical protocols pertaining to shelter animals including preventative medicine, treatment of illness and injuries; ensure staff compliance to protcols
  • Be a liason between other veterinarians and animal health professionals in and around the area
  • Ultimately ensures the health and well being of all shelter animals under our care

 

Director of Human Resources


Sabrina Fowler

Sabrina Fowler
Director of Human Resources
Contact Sabrina

  • Direct the planning, development, implementation, administration and budgeting of all the HR functions of the organization
  • Manage hiring, interviewing, employment, recruitment, employment relations, compensation, benefits and organizational development
  • Develop and drive creative HR initiatives and activities to include event planning
  • Advise organization management in HR policies, employee performance and other program matters
  • Manage the maintenance and compliance of all laws and regulations pertaining to DOL, OSHA, EEOC, FMLA, Worker's Compensation and Unemployment
  • Establish and maintain all payroll, personnel and department records and reports

Associate Veterinarians


Dr. Kristine Hawkins, DVM-Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Lauren Severns, DVM-Associate Veterinarian

  • Monitoring the health of all animals at the shelter
  • Examination and treatment of sick/injured animals under our care
  • Spay/Neuter animals coming through the shelter for adoption
  • Education of staff and public in the area of animal health and welfare

Foster Program Supervisor


Mindy Campos
Mindy Campos - Foster Program Supervisor

Accounting


Accounting
Back: Cindy Sisk - Accounts Receivable
Front (left to right): Katie Goetz - Accounting Supervisor, Emma DeJong - Database Administrator

Development Department


Development Department
From Left:
Kelly Konesheck Grady - Development Specialist
Andrew Coe - Development Assistant

Operations Team


Operations Team
From Left:
Sarah Rihn - Intake and Transfer Coordinator
Jamie Alcala - Volunteer Program Supervisor
Joseph "Rocco" Roccotagliata - Maintenance Coordinator
Joseph Gonzalez - Animal Behavior Program Supervisor

Communication Department


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Veronica Araiza - Communication Associate
Sara Phippen - Humane Educator
Mikael Persson - Multimedia Manager
Mai Felty - Creative Designer

Surgery Staff


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The SA Humane Society performs spay/neuter surgery on over 8000 animals per year with a handful of dedicated technicians and a spay/neuter coordinator working as a unified team under our Chief Veterinarian. These hardworking individuals work 6-7 days a week against the struggle with San Antonio’s pet overpopulation. For more information about spay/neuter please click here!

Adoption Counselors


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The SA Humane Society employs part-time and full-time adoption counselors/customer service representatives to help in the care of our animals. They are responsible for preparing pets and their paperwork for adoption, providing accurate information and friendly service to the public, and screening potential pet adopters.

Animal Health Staff


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The SA Humane Society employs part-time and full-time animal health technicians to help in the care of our animals. They are responsible for documenting and evaluating the health status and temperament of the animals in our care. This includes providing appropriate medical care and screening of all incoming and adopted animals. Contact the Clinic: 226-7461 ext. 107

Animal Care Staff


Animal Care Staff
The SA Humane Society employs part-time and full-time animal care technicians to help in the care of our animals. They are responsible for general care and maintenance of the shelter animals. This includes feeding, cleaning, disinfecting and grooming. They also assist in the process of introducing potential pet adopters to the many pets.

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