Our Board of Directors

Julie Hamilton, President, Brattleboro
Brattleboro Savings and Loan

Susan Kelly, DVM, Vice President, W. Halifax
Spruce Mountain Veterinary Acupuncture

Kelly Carlin, Treasurer, Dummerston
Landmark Associates

Missi Duff, Secretary, South Newfane

Valerie Barry, Bellows Falls
Community Member

Ross Kinney, Dummerston
DVM, Retired


Greg Lesch, Brattleboro
Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce

Stewart McDermet, Dummerston

Maggie Smith, Putney

Joan Starkman, Wilmington

John Wilcox, Dummerston

Our Staff

Annie Guion, Executive Director

Annie came to WCHS in April of 2008, new to animal welfare, but with 15 years of non-profit management experience in the field of environmental education. Annie has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Education from Antioch/New England. Working at WCHS is Annie’s favorite job to date, thanks to a great staff, supportive community and work that makes a difference in the lives of animals and people. Her favorite part of the job is the daily challenges that arise and coming up with the creative solutions they require. Outside of work, Annie enjoys spending time with her family, singing, dancing and being active outdoors. She lives in Newfane with her partner, Chuck, their two WCHS alums, Jasmine and Kody and her rescue horse, Hannah.

Keri Roberts, Operations Director

Keri started working at WCHS in 2002, so she holds the record for longevity. Keri loves socializing feral kittens and helping sick and injured animals and finding new, loving homes for them. Keri lives in Brattleboro and enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, their twin daughters Kayleigh & Brooke, their son, Devin, and stepson, Christopher. Keri enjoys hiking with her dog Kody and cuddling with her cat Neko.

Marianne Monoc, Development Director

Marianne has worked in the non-profit sector for the past 23 years.  She has extensive fundraising and marketing experience, specializing in events management, corporate sponsorship acquisition, social media marketing, annual fund development, and grant research and writing.  Marianne's passion is animal welfare and she has worked with the Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Massachusetts, as well as the Humane Society of South Platte Valley, Freedom Service Dogs, and Divine Feline, all located in Colorado.  She and her husband and three rescue dogs (MoeMoe, Daphne, and Scrappy) moved back to New England recently to be closer to family.

Volunteer Manager and Community Outreach Coordinator - position currently open

Jessalyn Pennington, Feline Specialist

Jessalyn Pennington began her career at WCHS as a volunteer in 2015. She then took on the position of Animal Tech & Feline Specialist in February of 2016 after working as a registered nurse. She is also currently enrolled in Veterinary Technician School. She loves everything to do with cats (she secretly loves all the dogs too!). Jess lives locally with her partner Nick and their rescue cat, Mia, who came from Windham County Humane Society!

Eric Brow, Canine Specialist

Eric started as a volunteer and was hired as our Kennel Tech in 2012. He has been such an asset to the team that he was promoted to Canine Specialist in the fall of 2017. Eric grew up and lives in Brattleboro.

Mary Jane Rickards, Vet Tech

Mary Jane began volunteering at WCHS in 2014 after moving to VT from Long Island where she worked as a Veterinary Technician. She joined our staff in August of 2016. Her favorite part of the job is helping animals find their forever homes. When not working, she can usually be found at one of the nearby skating rinks. Mary Jane lives in Newfane with her husband, Rick, their Labrador, Magnum, 2 cats and 2 ferrets.

Ron Francis, Canine Tech

Arianna Parris, Feline Tech

Kessandra Rooks, Canine Tech




Thank you for your interest in joining the Windham County Humane Society. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek individuals who enjoy working with animals in a busy, friendly team environment. 

Open Positions

Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator:  We are currently looking for a full-time Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator.  Please click on the job title to read the full job description:  Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator.

If interested in applying, please send your resume, a cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references to keri@windhamcountyhumane.org


Volunteers are a vital part of the Windham Country Humane Society. Learn More about Volunteering.