Our people are what set our organization apart. Without them numerous animals in the community would go without the help and assistance they so desperately need.

Board Of Directors

Noelle Testa, C.P.A.

Chairman, Executive Committee

Melissa Reed

Executive Director

Vicki Selzer, DVM

Steve Norris

Jim Trendel

Lauren Fletcher

Art Graham


Our Staff

Melissa Reed

Executive Director

Tim Yeaglin

Director of Operations

Becky Risler

Director of Administration

Kris Hurt

Vet Tech / Intake Manager

Debbie Nelson

Senior Animal Care Supervisor

Levi Shumway

Custodian / Animal Care Associate

Julie Thornton

Development Associate


Chief Feline Officer / Retired Pest Controller

Ashley Mills

Animal Care / Behavioral Management Associate

Betsy Carlson

Volunteer/Community Outreach Coordinator


Animal Care Associate, Behaviorial Team Associate

Brenda Hughes

Animal Care Associate

Maggie Voights

Animal Care Associate

Jo Dorrell

Animal Care Associate

Nora Gilmore

Adoption Program Manager

Theresa Smith

Animal Care Associate

Ashley Hirt

Adoption Counselor/Foster Coordinator

Branden “I love K-State” Baston

Animal Care Associate