Our Board of Directors
Susan Kelly, DVM, President, W. Halifax, VT
Spruce Mountain Veterinary Acupuncture
Valerie Barry, Vice President, Bellows Falls, VT
Julie Hamilton, Treasurer, Brattleboro, VT
Brattleboro Savings and Loan
Stewart McDermet, Secretary, Dummerston, VT
Kelly Carlin, Dummerston, VT
Missi Duff, South Newfane
Ross Kinney, Dummerston, VT
Greg Lesch, Brattleboro, VT
Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce
Maggie Smith, Putney
Joan Starkman, Wilmington
John Wilcox, Dummerston, VT
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 22 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. In the past, Marianne 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.
Nick Esposito, Volunteer Manager and Community Outreach Coordinator
Nick started working for the shelter in December of 2017. Moving from the flat lands, he found home here in Vermont at the beginning of 2014. After graduating from Penn College in Williamsport, PA, Nick worked for his dad Mike at State Farm Insurance for 6 years and then at the Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery. An avid hiker, music listener, and bad joke teller, Nick lives locally with his partner Jess and their rescue cat from WCHS, Mia.
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.
Part-time Veterinarian: We are currently looking for a VT licensed veterinarian, to work 6-12 hours/week, helping animals in need. Click on this position title to read the job description: Veterinarian PT. If interested in applying, please send your resume, a cover letter and contact information for 3 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are a vital part of the Windham Country Humane Society. Learn More about Volunteering.