Wayside Waifs

Board of Directors & Key Staff

Board of Directors

  • Executive Committee

    Perry Brandt, Chairperson

    Jodi Robinson, Chair-Elect

    Andy Ellebrecht, Treasurer

    Rusty Smith, Secretary

  • Committee Chairs 

    Susan Wally

    Lisa Rolf

  • Harold Melcher, Chairman Emeritus

  • Members

    Ruth Brackney

    Becky Turner Chapman

    Ellen T. Hanson

  • Sandy Johnson

    Kostas Kontopanos

    Betty Scott

  • Jill Turner

    Craig Wallace

  • Advisory Council

    Beverly Rose, Chairperson

    Shannon Barks

    Peter Brown

    Bill Burton

    Kristopher Dabner

    Jill Embry

  • Laurie Franklin

    John Goodman

    Melanie Hepperly

    Martha Immenschuh

    Peggy Kroesch

    Jan Kyle

  • Joyce Letts

    Peggy Lyons

    Darlene McCluskey

    Barbara Mueth

    Susan Palmer

    Ashlee Parker-Osborne

  • Bill Scott

    Susan Sight

    Susan Susz

    Chris Trainer

    Laura Bynum Tucker

    Gary Wolf

    Jeanna Wolfe

Key Staff

  • Donor Relations & Communications

    Robin Rowland

    Vice President of Donor Relations & Communications

    Email

    816-986-4401

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    Ashley Stanley

    Humane Education Manager

    Email

    816-986-4428

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    Karen Brown

    Donor Database Manager

    Email

    816-986-4403

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    Molly Moody

    Special Events Manager

    Email

    816-986-4409

  • Megan Harding

    Development Manager

    Email

    816-986-4419

  • Trish Stinger

    Digital Marketing & Brand Manager

    Email

    816-986-4418

  • Amanda Smasal

    Community Engagement Coordinator

    Email

    816-986-4422

  • Casey Waugh

    Communications & Annual Giving Manager

    Email

    816-986-4417

  • Operations

    Alison Reder

    Vice President of Animal Welfare & Operations

    Email

    816-986-4421

  • Whitney Richardson

    Customer Experience Manager

    Email

    816-986-4425

  • Rachael Trader

    Pet Memorial Services Manager

    Email

    816-986-4406

  • Tyler Petty

    Foster Care Program Manager

    Email

    816-986-4429

  • Animal Welfare

    Megan Coleman

    Admissions & Pet Retention Manager

    Email

    816-986-4404

  • Jess Miller

    Animal Care Manager

    Email

    816-986-4435

  • Debbi Scheloski

    Canine Behavior & Training Manager

    Email

    816-986-4489

  • Veterinary Clinic

    Eric Kelly, DVM

    Chief of Veterinary Medicine

    Email

    816-986-4463

  • Traci Semenok

    Veterinary Technician Manager

    Email

    816-986-4452

  • Beau Spangler, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Email

    816-986-4452

  • Finance & Administration

    Kathryn Mahoney

    Vice President Finance & Administration

    Email

    816-986-4411

  • Melissa Crites

    Human Resources Manager

    Email

    816-986-4412

  • Lauren Stumbo

    Volunteer Services Manager

    Email

    816-986-4431

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