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Meet the Leadership Team

A volunteer Board of Directors provides strategic guidance for the Humane Society of Utah, which has approximately 78 full-time and 7 part-time employees. Another 800 active volunteers contribute their time and talent to the organization.
For any questions, concerns or comments, visit our Contact Us page to reach any department.
Key Staff


Vaughn Maurice, Executive Director
Aimee Eschenfelder, Director of Finance & Strategic Planning
Karin Duncker, Director of Development
Juli Ulvestad, Director of Shelter Operations
Rachel Heatley, Advocacy Director
Paul Chapin, DVM, Veterinarian
Shama Chapin, DVM, Veterinarian
Timna Fischbein, DVM, Veterinarian
Katie Gray, DVM, Veterinarian
Kelsie Watters, St. George Clinic Manager
Amber Henry, Admissions & Placement Manager
Anjela Sullenger, Behavior & Training Manager
Ashley Halliday, Adoptions Manager
Tony Thacker, Animal Care Manager
Shannon Egan, Corporate Giving Manager
Kaya Nielsen, Events & Merchandise Manager
Caitlin Lisle, Humane Education Director
Guinnevere Shuster, Social Media Manager, Photographer
Lisa Burningham, Event/Corporate Volunteer Manager
Jenn Judge, Foster & Volunteer Manager
Sarah Crossland, Administrative and Inclusion Manager
Ira Epstein, Facilities 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
Steven Starley 
Tim J. Williams 
President, !Ignition! Consulting Group
Susan Wood
Communications & Training Director, ULCT