Meet Our Team

A humane society's success hinges on the commitment and passion of its team. Our many years of experience, coupled with the unique backgrounds and perspectives, provide an exceptional knowledge base to support our mission. Together, we provide high quality care to the thousands of animals we see each year and energize the programs and services we offer to help those in need. As a resource to our community, we are proud to have a strong and dedicated team looking out for pets and the people who love them.

2022-2023 AWS Board of Directors

President: John Cavaretta Vice President: Kathy Hughes Treasurer: Robin Cyr Secretary: Cindy Talbot Members at Large: Stan Barwise, Sam Bishop, Sean Miller, Mike Ouellet, Ron Schneider and Dan Viehmann

Abigail Smith
Executive Director

Adam Ricci
Director of Ops. & Programs

Terry Olsen
Director of Finance & Admin

Jenn Danks
Community Services Manager

Dana Falsetta, CBCC-KA
Animal Services Manager

Jessica Talbot
Veterinary Services Manager

Kate Gollon, DVM
Lead Staff Veterinarian

Andy Scasserra, DVM
Staff Veterinarian

Alexandra Settele, DVM
Staff Veterinarian

Amelia Erickson, DVM
Staff Veterinarian

Chelsea Holman, DVM
Staff Veterinarian

Carolyn Martin, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Amanda Hausman, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Amber Anderson, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Sonja Ahlberg, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Roberta Guertin, CPDT-KA
Behavior & Training Manager

Stephanie Kelley
Marketing Manager

Sarah Robblee
Development Coordinator

Caroline Werkheiser
Guest Service Coordinator

Amanda Zimmerman
Youth Programs Coordinator

Emily Temple
Foster Coordinator

Rachel Levasseur
Volunteer Coordinator

Karen Robinson
Animal Care Coordinator

John Kinney
Facilities Coordinator

Meredith Nickerson
Transport Program

Kim VanSickle, CPDT-KA
Canine Trainer

Laura DesMarais, ABCDT
Canine Trainer

Brenda Horowitz, CPDT-KA
Canine Trainer

Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA
Canine Trainer

Deanna Gurney
Veterinary Assistant

Vanessa Williamson
Veterinary Assistant

Peyton Foley
Veterinary Assistant

Casey Bernhardt
Clinic Receptionist

Sam Cressey
Clinic Receptionist

Chelsea Dahn
Digital Marketing Assistant

Libby Hotra
Executive Assistant

Megan
Adoption Center Staff

Naomi
Adoption Center Staff

Rich
Adoption Center Staff

Marc
Adoption Center Staff

Samantha
Adoption Center Staff

Lily
Adoption Center Staff

Sierra
Adoption Center Staff

Jesse
Adoption Center Staff

Lily
Adoption Center Staff

Jennifer
Adoption Center Staff