Board & Staff Members

 

Staff

Caity Friedersdorf
Shelter Manager

Megan Gushwa
Community Relations Manager

Valerie Foley
Office Coordinator

 

Karly Taylor
Veterinary Assistant

Linda Hampton
Animal Care Staff

Kaitlin Pearce
Animal Care Staff

SPOT Coordinator:  Patty G.  

Development Consultant:  Jessica Strattard Hamilton

 

Board of Directors

Sue Ann Werling
President

I was a small business owner for 25 years. Since retiring from a successful career, I have concentrated my full-time efforts in Animal Welfare.  I have served eleven years on the Board of Directors, with eight of those as President.  I have served on several committees within many areas of the shelter.  

I lead a successful Spay/Neuter program that is responsible for reducing our intake by 50%+ during the past ten years.  In addition, my passion is for fostering for the organization and I have adopted out hundreds of puppies, kittens, and other adult dogs that needed special care.

I am married to the love of my life, Evan.  We both share the passion of animals and improving their lives.  Evan and I continued our passion by establishing an endowment at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine to provide funding for research and treatment for animals and humans with cancer.

Greg Bennett
Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Weatherford
Treasurer

I first joined the board in 1982.  It’s a family thing!  My great uncle was involved early in the BCHS organization and my dad served as Treasurer for many years.  My mom was also on the board.   When I moved to the county in 1982 I immediately started volunteering for the shelter and have served in many capacities, from committee chairs to President. 

I had a wonderful career as a biologist at Eli Lilly and Company for 34 years but was so excited to retire so I could devote full time to my passion – animal welfare.   I enjoy all aspects of the organization from fostering pets to raising money.  I can’t imagine doing anything else in retirement! 

My husband, Scott, and I share our home with one dog and one cat and a variety of foster pets.  He never knows what I might bring home!  I enjoy spending time in nature and especially like to go on hikes with our dog.  Wildlife watching is also a favorite activity and I have enjoyed several trips to Africa, the Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica where the wildlife is amazing.

Pam Clark

My first interaction with BCHS was when we adopted Misty and Amelia as kittens in 2011. I first got started as a volunteer with BCHS after responding to a LinkedIn post seeking volunteers. That was in 2015, and since then I’ve had the opportunity to get more involved through events like the Barn Sale and Chocolate Walk.

After receiving my BS in Accounting from IU-Bloomington, I got my CPA (now inactive) and worked for around 15 years in public and corporate accounting. Today, I work as a pre-sales consultant for Oracle, demonstrating financial systems to hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country.

I live in Brown County with my husband, Tim, daughter, Serissa, and three cats, Misty, Amelia, and Koko. When I’m not working or volunteering for the shelter, I like to crochet, read, watch movies, and play games with my family.

 

 

Emma Dossey Curole

I began as a volunteer with BCHS in 2014 working with the behavior coordinator. In 2015 I joined the staff. I absolutely loved my time working as a staff member and the impact I was able to have on the dogs and cats that passed through our care. In 2017, I transitioned from a staff member back to a volunteer in order to pursue a further degree. I joined the board in 2020.

For the past three years I have been splitting my time working at an animal behavior research laboratory, taking classes in Veterinary Nursing, and working at a veterinary hospital. I just finished my degree in Veterinary Nursing and hope to be licensed as a Registered Veterinary Technician this upcoming spring.

I live in Bloomington with my husband, two dogs, and leopard gecko. My husband and I love spending time outdoors, as well as being with family and friends. Our dogs, Fred and Rose, most enjoy chasing squirrels, barking at deer, taking walks, and dinner time.

Rebecca Meyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcia Moore

Jeanne Skillman