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Our Team

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Wendy Ortman (2021)


  • Nicky Finch (2022)

    Vice President

  • Lauren Port (2021)


  • Becky Bitter (2023)


  • Kellie Klein (2023)

    Pooch Park Chair

  • Kylene Daschofsky (2020)
  • Blythe Duell (2021)
  • John-Mark Mahnkey (2021)
  • Dayna Cooper (2023)
  • Staci Gibler (2023)
  • Liz Siler (2023)
  • Andrea Thomas (2023)

  • WCHS Business Manager - Tom Harris

Want to Join Our Team and Help Us Take Care of the Littlest Among Us?

Help us guide the future of the WCHS!  Our board of directors is seeking new members to help provide stewardship for the homeless pets in our community. You’ll be doing something that will make a real difference to our furry friends. Come to one of our board meetings to learn more about the exciting work that we are doing, or email with any questions.  

Board meetings take place on the third Monday of each month at 6:15 PM.  All meetings are open to the public and the meeting location is on our calendar located here.  


Committees are to be established by the Board of Directors as needed.  Committees are established when issues become too complex or numerous to be handled by the entire board.  For ongoing, major activities, standing committees are established; for short-term activities, ad hoc committees are established and cease when the activities are completed.

  • Committees recommend policy for approval by the entire board.
  • Committees make full use of board members’ expertise, time, and commitment, and ensure diversity of opinions on the board.
  • Committees meet as often as necessary – this could be monthly, bimonthly, trimonthly, or as needed.
  • Minutes are recorded for all board meetings and all standing committee meetings and distributed to the full board.

Current Committees

Shelter Operations Committee - oversees the operations of AnimalHaven, the WCHS animal shelter and adoption facility.
Fundraising and Grants Committee - Organize fundraising events and apply for grants to financially support WCHS. 
Marketing and PR Committee - focuses on community outreach and communication of the mission of WCHS.
Pooch Park Committee - oversees operations of the off-leash dog park, Pooch Park.  

Interested in putting your expertise to work for WCHS? Our committees can always use more members! You do not have to be on the Board of Directors to join a committee. Please contact the Board of Directors at if you wish to join a committee.