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Meet the HSU Leadership Team

A volunteer Board of Directors provides strategic guidance for the HSU, 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

Gene Baierschmidt - Executive Director

Aimee Eschenfelder - Director of Finance & Strategic Planning

Jamie Usry - Director of Development

Pauline Edwards - Clinic Director

Deann Shepherd - Director of Marketing & Communications

James Pumphrey - Director of Shelter Operations

Paul Chapin, DVM - Veterinarian

Shama Chapin, DVM - Veterinarian

John Paul Fox - Chief Investigator

Juli Ulvstead - Admissions & Placement Manager

Caitlin Lisle - Humane Education & Outreach Director

Guinnevere Shuster - Social Media Coordinator / Photographer

Jennifer Judge - Volunteer Coordinator

Lisa Burningham - Event/Corporate Volunteer Coordinator



Board of Directors

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

Dr. Eric D. Belnap, DVM - Vice President
Veterinarian, Sugar House Veterinary

Christina Sears - Secretary
Co-Founder, Connexion Point

Randy John - Treasurer
Credit Officer, Bank of the West

Timothy Pack
Attorney, Clyde Snow & Sessions Law Firm

Steve Starley 
Manager, Carpet Giant

Tim J. Williams 
President, !Ignition! Consulting Group

Susan Wood
Communications & Training Director, ULCT

Dr. Joann Seghini
Former Mayor, Midvale City

Dr. John Ziegler
Physician, Premier Healthcare Partners