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Leadership Team

Management Staff

Liz-Mocha WEB

Liz Smokowski
Chief Executive Officer

Liz Smokowski, our Chief Executive Officer, brings extensive experience and passion to our organization, with a background spanning both the corporate and non-profit sectors. Originally from Colorado, Liz’s journey in non-profit management is marked by her dedication to a range of humanitarian and animal welfare causes, including domestic violence support, services for individuals with disabilities, and, notably, animal welfare as the CEO of Longmont Humane Society for over 9 years. Liz holds an Associate’s Degree in Animal Health, a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, combining scientific expertise with business acumen to lead our organization effectively. Liz is deeply committed to advancing our mission and ensuring the highest quality of welfare for the animals in our community, working tirelessly to enhance our programs and services.

Nichola WEB

Nichola Redmond
Director of Operations

Nichola Redmond, our Director of Operations, joins us with a robust background in animal welfare and non-profit leadership, marked by significant achievements in various esteemed organizations. Her extensive experience includes roles such as Regional Director of Behavior at the Pennsylvania SPCA, where she implemented behavior treatment plans that reduced euthanasia rates and improved live outcomes. As Executive Director at the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, she transformed shelter operations, achieving over a 95% live release rate through innovative adoption programs and community engagement strategies. Nichola’s proven leadership skills and commitment to enhancing operations make her an invaluable asset to our team, perfectly aligning with our goals to improve the lives of animals in our care.

Steve Smith
Director of Development

Steve Smith, our Director of Development, joined the HSVB family in 2019, bringing decades of expertise in marketing and design to amplify the organization’s mission and awareness campaigns. Before his role at HSVB, Steve spent over 13 years specializing in non-profit marketing, serving as the Director of Marketing for the VNA and consulting for numerous non-profits. During this time, he led groundbreaking fundraising campaigns and demonstrated a deep understanding of non-profit communication. 
At HSVB, Steve has expanded his talents with impactful communications while building strong relationships with donors and community members. Steve looks forward to encouraging ongoing contributions while seeking out opportunities for financial support through grants and sponsorships to drive our mission forward.

Dr. Ciacciarelli, Veterinarian

Derrike Marksberry, Shelter Manager
Steve Ross, Retail Manager
Tina Woods, Finance Manager
Mark Mancini, Facilities Manager
Michele Tessier, Human Resources Manager

Board of Directors

Susan Schuyler Smith, President
Wendy Trimarche, Past President
Rob Kusch, Vice President
Kathryn Barton, Treasurer
Rosalen E. Cline, Secretary

Jan Christensen
Jill Collinson
Kristin Dobson
Gena K. Grove
Christine Hammarskjold
Melissa Handler
Mark Hvidsten
Kari Mason
Lisa McCarthy
Margaret Norris

Eric Barkett
Becca Russell

Dale Keyser, Chairman
Andrew Sowers, Vice Chairman & Treasurer
Christopher Johns, Secretary

Kathryn Barton
Samuel F. Beach Jr.
Jan Christensen
Jill Collinson
Charles (Chip) Cruice
Gena Grove
Jan Hagemeier
Stan Klinefelter
Hans Kraaz
Rob Kusch
Susan Schuyler Smith