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.

2020-2021 AWS Board of Directors

President: John Cavaretta Vice President: Kathy Hughes Treasurer: Katie Graczyk Secretary: Robin Cyr Members at Large: Stan Barwise, Sam Bishop, Gary Leech, Malte Lukas, Mike Ouellet, Cindy Talbot and Dan Viehmann

Abigail Smith
Executive Director

Adam Ricci
Director of Ops. & Programs

Terry Hutchins
Director of Finance & Admin

Jenn Danks
Community Services Manager

Dana Falsetta, CBCC-KA
Animal Services Manager

Jessica Talbot
Veterinary Services Manager

Dr. Kate Gollon, DVM
Lead Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Andy Scasserra, DVM
Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Alexandra Settele, DVM
Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Amelia Erickson, DVM
Staff Veterinarian

Anna DeMerchant, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Carolyn Martin, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Amanda Hausman, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Amber Anderson, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Roberta Guertin, CPDT-KA
Behavior & Training Admin Mgr

Stephanie Kelley
Marketing Manager

Brie Roche
Humane Educator

Marlaina Grueskin
Guest Services Coordinator

Rachel Levasseur
Volunteer Coordinator

Karen Robinson
Animal Care Coordinator

Bud Munson
Facilities Coordinator

Meredith Nickerson
Transport Program

Kim VanSickle, CPDT-KA
Canine Trainer

Laura DesMarais, ABCDT
Canine Trainer

Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA
Canine Trainer

Deanna Gurney
Veterinary Assistant

Sarah Robblee
Veterinary Assistant

Vanessa Williamson
Veterinary Assistant

Cassandra Rabideau
Clinic Receptionist

Jessica Larsen
Clinic Receptionist

Chelsea Dahn
Digital Marketing Assistant

Libby Hotra
Administrative Assistant

Rich
Adoption Center Staff

Shelby
Adoption Center Staff

Jacob
Adoption Center Staff

Gwen
Adoption Center Staff

Annie
Adoption Center Staff

Marc
Adoption Center Staff

Emily
Adoption Center Staff

Samantha
Adoption Center Staff

Lily
Adoption Center Staff

Lacey
Adoption Center Staff

Pete
Adoption Center Staff