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Meet the Leadership Team

The Humane Society of Utah employs over 100 full and part-time staff in two locations (Murray and St. George Utah). In addition, over 800 volunteers contribute their time and talent to the organization. 
For any questions, concerns or comments, visit our Contact Us page to reach any department.
Leadership and Key Staff


Karin Duncker, Director of Development
Aimee Eschenfelder, Director of Finance & Strategic Planning
Timna Fischbein, DVM, Medical Director
Katie Gray, DVM, St. George Clinic Medical Director
Rachel Heatley, Advocacy Director
Keli Johnson, Clinic Director
Vaughn Maurice, Executive Director
Juli Ulvestad, Director of Pet Resource Center Operations

Key Staff

Meredith Bleuer, DVM, Veterinarian
Lisa Burningham, Event/Corporate Volunteer Manager
Sarah Crossland, Administrative and Inclusion Manager
Shannon Egan, Corporate Relations & Communications Manager
Ira Epstein, Facilities Manager
Jolie Gordon, Foster & Volunteer Manager
Amber Henry, Admissions & Placement Manager
Jeannie Lambert, Animal Care Manager
Caitlin Lisle, Humane Education Director
Kaya Nielsen, Events & Merchandise Manager
Guinn Shuster, Associate Director of Marketing & Communications
Anjela Sullenger, Behavior & Training Manager
Tony Thacker, Adoptions Manager
Kelsie Watters, St. George Clinic Manager

Board of Directors
Craig S. Cook – President and General Counsel
Attorney, private practice
Christina Sears - Co-Vice President
Co-Founder, Connexion Point
Dr. John Ziegler - Co-Vice President
Physician, Premier Healthcare Partners
Cathy Nelson - Secretary
Professor Emeritus, University of Utah
Randy John - Treasurer
Credit Officer, Bank of the West
Timothy Pack
Attorney, Clyde Snow & Sessions Law Firm
Molly Spain
Former Attorney
Steven Starley 
Tim J. Williams 
President, !Ignition! Consulting Group