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 of our board and staff, 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.

2019-2020 AWS Board of Directors

President: John Cavaretta Vice President: Cathy Connors Treasurer: Katie Graczyk Secretary: Robin Cyr Members at Large: Gail Arnold, Barbara Bartlett, Stan Barwise, Kathy Hughes, Gary R. Leech, Malte Lukas, Mike Ouellet Honorary Members: Cindy Talbot, Sam Bishop, and John Rhoades

Abigail Smith
Executive Director

Kerrie Leclair
Director of Development

Jenn Danks
Asst. Shelter Manager

Jen Adkins
Transport Program Manager

Terry Hutchins
Administrative Manager

Marie O’Brien
Foster Program Manager

Rachel Levasseur
Volunteer Program Manager

Brie Roche
Humane Educator

Stephanie Kelley
Marketing Manager

Jessica Talbot
Clinic Manager

Dr. Nicholas Urbanek, BVMS
Director of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Don Sharp, DVM
Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Kate Gollon, DVM
Staff Veterinarian

Anna DeMerchant, LVT
Lead Licensed Veterinary Tech.

Shelby Hamel, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Carolyn Martin, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Amanda Hausman, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Amber Anderson
Veterinary Assistant

Deanna Gurney
Technician Assistant

Cassandra Rabideau
Clinic Receptionist

Roberta Guertin, CPDT-KA
Behavior & Training Admin Mgr

Dana Falsetta, CBCC-KA
B&T Program Coordinator

Kim VanSickle, CPDT-KA
Canine Training Instructor

Maryjane Grant, CPDT-KA
Canine Training Instructor

Lisa Walker, CBATI
Canine Training Instructor

Karen Casey, CPDT-KA
Canine Training Instructor

Bud Munson
Facilities Coordinator

Karen Robinson
Animal Care Coordinator

Shawna Barth
Client Services Coordinator

Maureen Hirst
Administrative Assistant

Chelsea Dahn
Digital Marketing Assistant

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