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

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

Porter Wagner, Dog Care Coordinator

Kristin Lilly, Cat Care/Foster Coordinator

Community Engagement Team

Sarah Perry, Community Engagement Manager

Abby Messer, Adoptions Coordinator

Hannah Jones, Volunteer Coordinator

Tracey Diuguid, Lead Adoptions Counselor

Board of Directors:

Justin Hylbert, President
Leigh Johnson, DVM
Kate Page, Secretary
Rachel Burdette, Treasurer
Jack Burke
Caleb Knight
Jeremy Nelson
Philip Reale
Doren Burrell
Joshua Scott
Renee Huffman
Brady Campbell
Jennelle Jones
Doug Baker
Kim Stizinger