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


Alexis Pagoulatos, Executive Director

Ira Epstein, Director of Facilities & Maintenance
Timna Fischbein, DVM, Murray Clinic Medical Director
Katie Gray, DVM, St. George Medical Director
Libby Gutting, DVM, Pet Resource Center Veterinarian
Keli Johnson, Murray Clinic Director
Guinn Shuster, Director of Marketing & Communications
Majda Scofield, Director of Finance & Strategic Planning
Whitney Taylor, DVM,  Pet Resource Center Veterinarian
Juli Ulvestad, Director of Pet Resource Center Operations
Jennie Vuich, CFRE, Director of Development

Key Staff

Carol Callaway, Clinic Manager
Sarah Crossland, Foster Manager
Jolie Gordon, Volunteer Manager
Amber Henry, Senior Manager of Admissions & Pet Resources
Brandy Holm, Adoptions Manager
Kristi Koltavary, CPDT-KA,  Behavior/Training Manager
Haley Kroepfl, Humane Education Manager
Jeannie Lambert, Animal Care Manager
Braden Morrill, Donor Relations & Database Manager 
Shae Strauss, Marketing Manager
Joshua Tripp, Human Resources Manager

Board of Directors

Craig S. Cook – President and General Counsel
Attorney, private practice

Dr. John Ziegler – Co-Vice President
Physician, Premier Healthcare Partners

Randy John – Treasurer
Credit Officer, Bank of the West

Molly Spain
Former Attorney

Steven Starley 

Tim J. Williams 
President, !Ignition! Consulting Group

Mike Barker
State Farm Insurance Agent

Devin Pope
Senior Advisor / Managing Director at Nilsine Partners

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