Meet Our Team

A humane society's success hinges on the commitment and passion of its team. Our many years working with animals, as well as our unique backgrounds and perspectives, create a collective knowledge base that enhances the quality of care given to the thousands of animals we see each year and the energizes the programs and services we offer.

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

Bobbi Adkins
Shelter Manager

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

Stephanie Kelley
Marketing Manager

Brie Roche
Humane Educator

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

Deanna Gurney
Technician Assistant

Cassandra Rabideau
Clinic Receptionist

Kristen DeKoning
Clinic Receptionist

Kim VanSickle, CPDT-KA
Lead Canine Training Instructor

Roberta Guertin, CPDT-KA
Behavior & Training Admin Mgr

Maryjane Grant, CPDT-KA
Canine Training Instructor

Lisa Walker, CBATI
Canine Training Instructor

Karen Casey, CPDT-KA
Canine Training Instructor

Naomi Smith, CPDT-KA
Canine Training Instructor

Bud Munson
Facilities Coordinator

Karen Robinson
Animal Care Coordinator

Shawna Barth
Client Services Coordinator

Libby Chaney
Administrative Assistant

Kaylyn Schneider
Development Assistant

Rich
Cat Care Assistant

Britney
Animal Care Staff

Nicky
Animal Care Staff

Ginger
Animal Care Staff

Morgan
Animal Care Staff

Meredith
Animal Care Staff

Scott
Animal Care Staff

Kate
Animal Care Staff

Jasmine
Animal Care Staff

Lizzie
Animal Care Staff

Kaitlyn
Animal Care Staff

Hayley
Animal Care Staff

Tom
Animal Care Staff

Marlaina
Animal Care Staff

Heather
Animal Care Staff

Shelby
Animal Care Staff

Toby
Animal Care Technician