Our Management Team

President / CEO

Michael M. Arms

Vice President of Operations / CFO

Rita V. Truderung

Vice President of Development

Renée Resko 

Vice President of Finance

Renee Simmons 




Janelle Bloomberg, Assistant Controller
Michael Seiler, Purchasing/Receiving Manager


Amy Barnes, Adoption Services Assistant Manager
LaBeth Thompson, Inventory Manager
Amanda Kloss, Animal Health Manager
Dr. Stephanie Oba, Veterinarian

Animal Services

Edward Farrelly, Manager (Adoptions and Club Pet)

Club Pet

Myriah Southard, Manager

Companion Animal Hospital

Dr. Patricia Carter, Chief of Staff


Laurel Dalsted, Senior Manager
Regina Barrella, Special Events Manager


Heather Disher, Manager
Bree Muehl, Assistant Manager

Equine and Outreach Services

Christen Hanley, Director

Human Resources

Wendy Papera, Manager


Vahn Ketelsen, Manager
John Toro, Assistant Manager

Orphaned Objects Resale Shop

Rose Senese, Manager
Jay Fish, Assistant Manager

Pet Encounter Therapy

Robin Cohen, Manager

Public Relations

Jessica Gercke, Manager
Mindy Wright, Assistant Manager

Systems Programming

Lon Jones, Manager

Therapeutic Riding

Alicia Roe, Manager


Megan McCarty, Manager of Volunteer and Retail Services