Staff

HSSC is powered by a dedicated team of over 30 employees, including 2 full-time veterinarians. The work is challenging and fast paced—and heartbreaking at times—but ultimately very rewarding. Time and again, we witness the incredible resilience of animals. We see the beginning stages of amazing relationships between adopters and their new pets. We enrich people’s lives through interactions with animals. We work with talented, passionate people who endeavor to bring about a world where all animals are cared for and loved. For a list of who to contact regarding specific inquiries, please see our Contact Us page.

Interested in working at HSSC? See Current Employment Opportunities.

Administration

CHRISTEN BENSON

Executive Director

SHANA CASTRO

Accounting Assistant

KRISTIN COOPER

Director of Marketing & Engagement

ERICA FURO

Philanthropic Data Specialist

HELEN LEE

Office Manager

AUTUMN STEINER

Director of Philanthropy

Kennel, Adoptions, & Maintenance

MOLLY COOMER

Animal Care Specialist

KERRY ESPARZA

Kennel Operations Assistant

REBECCA GUSTAFSON

Kennel & Adoptions Manager

MORGAN MENTO

Animal Care Specialist

LISA MERLET

K-9 Behavior Program Coordinator

JENNIFER MILLER

Animal Care Supervisor

ALLISON PAGE

Adoption Counselor

BECKY PAYNE

Animal Care Specialist

MANDY RAY

Adoption Counselor

KATE ROSE

Animal Care Specialist

TRACY STODDARD

Adoption Supervisor

RON TICHENOR

Maintenance Technician

GENEVIEVE WARNER

Animal Care Specialist

GEOFFREY WEBBER

Animal Care Specialist

CORRIE WILLIAMS

K-9 Behavior Program Coordinator

LILY WOHL

Adoption Counselor

TAYLOR WOLFE

Medical Operations Assistant

Volunteer, Behavior, & Outreach

GINNY ARMINGTON

Community Outreach Coordinator

HAYLEY HARVEY

Volunteer Coordinator

SUZANNE JONES

Feline Specialist

Animal Clinic of HSSC & Medical

THOMAS ANDERSON

Veterinary Technician

DR. KIRSTEN BUI

Associate Veterinarian

CARLOS BUSTOS TAVERA

Veterinary Technician

MILA CALANDRINO

Receptionist

MELANIE CREIGHTON

Veterinary Technician

KASSIE CREIGHTON-WOOD

Lead Receptionist

SADI CRUZ

Receptionist

DR. IVAN IVANOV

Medical Director

ELENA MARINO

Receptionist

MARILEE NAMAKA

Clinic Manager

MCKENZIE PETERSON

Veterinary Technician

MICHON PRATT

Veterinary Technician

MARTA SHENKER

Veterinary Technician

DR. NICOLE TAURISANO

Associate Veterinarian

Animal Support Staff

DUKE

Chief of Security & Snacks

IMPERIAL, LUPIN, & NEVILLE

The Board of Betas

KAIA

Canine Scene Investigator

KHALEESI

Cricket Coordinator

KHLOE

Itty Bitty Welcome Committee—Shelter Division

MADAME FRAN

Cultural Attaché & Etiquette Specialist

NADINE

Lead Human Care Specialist

PENNY

Chief Happiness Officer

PIP

Itty Bitty Welcome Committee—Clinic Division

UNO

Count Uno

SCOOBI

Detector of Mischief & Mysteries

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY
2331 15th Street | Sarasota, FL 34237 | 941.955.4131 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
THE ANIMAL CLINIC OF HSSC
1090 North Tuttle Ave | Sarasota, FL 34237 | 941.364.3605 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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