Staff

HSSC is powered by a dedicated team of nearly 40 employees, including 3 full-time veterinarians. The work is challenging and fast paced—and heartbreaking at times—but ultimately very rewarding. Time and again, we witness the incredible resilience of animals. We see the beginning stages of amazing relationships between adopters and their new pets. We enrich people’s lives through interactions with animals. We work with talented, passionate people who endeavor to bring about a world where all animals are cared for and loved. For a list of who to contact regarding specific inquiries, please see our Contact Us page.

Interested in working at HSSC? See Current Employment Opportunities.

Administration

CHRISTEN BENSON

Executive Director

SHANA CASTRO

Office Manager

KRISTIN COOPER

Graphic Designer

MERCEDES CRUZ

Marketing & Executive Assistant

ERIN JORDAN

Human Resources Specialist

AUTUMN STEINER

Senior Director of Philanthropy

Adoptions, Kennel, & Maintenance

KERRY ESPARZA

Kennel Operations Assistant

KAYLA GRAY

Animal Care Specialist

REBECCA GUSTAFSON

Director of Operations

ALYSON LUTES

Adoption Counselor

MORGAN MENTO

Animal Care Specialist

MAUREEN MIDA

Adoption Counselor

LISA MERLET

K-9 Behavior Program Coordinator

JENNIFER MILLER

Animal Care Supervisor

ALLISON PAGE

Adoption and Foster Care Coordinator

KATE ROSE

K-9 Behavior Program Coordinator

RICHARD SANFORD

Animal Care Specialist

TRACY STODDARD

Adoption and Foster Program Manager

MANNY VELEZ

Maintenance Manager

GENEVIEVE WARNER

Animal Care Specialist

GEOFFREY WEBBER

Animal Care Specialist

KAILA WHITE

Animal Care Specialist

TAYLOR WOLFE

Medical Operations Assistant

Behavior, Outreach, & Volunteer

GINNY ARMINGTON

Director of Community Outreach

SUZANNE JONES

Feline Specialist

MANDY RAY

Volunteer Coordinator

Animal Clinic of HSSC & Medical

CAITLYN ADAMS

Receptionist

THOMAS ANDERSON

Veterinary Technician

DR. KIRSTEN BUI

Associate Veterinarian

CARLOS BUSTOS-TAVERA

Veterinary Technician

MILA CALANDRINO

Receptionist

KASSIE CREIGHTON-WOOD

Clinic Front Office Manager

DR. ELIZABETH DAMMERS

Associate Veterinarian

DR. IVAN IVANOV

Medical Director

ELENA MARINO

Receptionist

MCKENZIE PETERSON

Clinic Veterinary Technician Manager

MICHON PRATT

Veterinary Technician

JULIA SANCHEZ-VAZQUEZ

Assistant Veterinary Technician

KIM WEEKS

Veterinary Technician

KATHLEEN WILLIAMS

Receptionist

Animal Support Staff

CHILI

Itty Bitty Welcome Committee—Assistant Marketing Division

DUKE

Chief of Security & Snacks

KAIA

Canine Scene Investigator

KANE

Conductor of Kane Train Express in Licksville

KHLOE

Itty Bitty Welcome Committee—Shelter Division

KINGSLEY

Office Cat in Disguise

LULU

Squirrel Patrol Officer, Resident Escape Artist & Tongue Anti-Depressor

MADAME FRAN

Cultural Attaché & Etiquette Specialist

PENNY

Chief Happiness Officer

SAWYER

Chief of Fur Distribution

SCOOBI

Detector of Mischief & Mysteries

UNO

Count Uno

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY
2331 15th Street | Sarasota, FL 34237 | 941.955.4131 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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