SALLY ADAMS, ESQ.
Sally is a Chief Deputy State’s Attorney and Chittenden County’s designated animal cruelty prosecutor. She is an avid animal lover and advocate and has been blessed with the companionship of animals her entire life. In addition to serving on the board, she volunteers in the adoption center and assists with HSCC’s transport program. She and her husband live in South Burlington with their senior basset hound Eli who they adopted from HSCC in April 2018 as a “foster fail.”
Carly Bidner: Middlebury College
Carly Bidner is currently the Assistant Director of Annual Giving at Middlebury College where she works with young alumni giving and engagement. Carly has a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an M.Ed. from the University of Vermont. Carly joined the HSCC Board in 2018. She lives in Burlington, VT with her partner and doodle named Samson. She is passionate about the intersections of identity politics and animal welfare and above all, loves puppies of all shapes and sizes.
JEANNE CHENOWETH: Treasurer, BOARD of directors; CONSULTANT
Jeanne works as an independent consultant in the areas of project management and human resources. She lives in Williston with her husband, two children and Luna, whom they rescued from HSCC in 2013. Always an animal lover, since childhood there has always been a dog in her life (mostly from shelters). She is thrilled to be able to support HSCC through her Board and volunteer activities.
BARBARA CORY, ESQ.
Barbara Cory is an attorney and passionate animal lover who has been on the Board and the Governance Committee for 4 years. She has also been on the Boards of the Child Care Center, Discovery Museum and The Visiting Nurse Association. She has two dogs, one a rescue and a cat from the Humane Society of Chittenden County.
whitney durivage: burlington emergency & veterinary specialists
Whitney graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BS in Animal Science and a minor in Business Administration. She is the hospital manager of Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists, a 24/7 veterinary emergency and referral hospital located in Williston. Whitney joined the board in the fall of 2015 and is thrilled to be part of HSCC’s mission. She is an avid animal enthusiast and shares her home with two rescued yellow labs, Hobbs and Addison, and a HSCC alumni kitty named Chapman.
Nina Hurley: Chair, Board of Directors; Beecher Carlson
Nina Hurley is a graduate of St. Michael's College and currently works as a Senior Accountant for Beecher Carlson. A life-long animal lover, she began volunteering at the Humane Society of Chittenden County in 2013, and joined the board in the Spring of 2016. Nina lives in Burlington with her rescue dog, Eleanor.
Sarah Judd, Esq.
Sarah is an attorney who has spent most of her career working for international humanitarian causes and arts organizations. She joined the HSCC board in 2017 and is excited to be part of such
an important organization. Sarah lives in Burlington with her husband Michael, dog Trinket, and our three-legged cat Tipsy, who was adopted from HSCC.
Julie Longfellow: North Country Federal Credit Union
Julie is the Director of Branding and Creative at NorthCountry Federal Credit Union and oversees NCFCU’s marketing and community outreach efforts. An animal lover, Julie joined the HSCC board in 2017. She resides in South Burlington with her husband, daughter (a Camp Paw Paw participant), and 3 rescue dogs – Macy, Coco, and Winnie.
SUSAN McMILLAN, DVM: Chair Emeritus, Board of Directors; OLD NORTH END VETERINARY CLINIC
Susan and her partner, Becky, settled in Vermont in 2003 after a 5 month road trip looking for the perfect home. Since then, they've become quite entrenched in Burlington life. Susan was the primary veterinarian for HSCC from 2004-2014 and is the proud owner of Vet To Pet Mobile Veterinary Service and the Old North End Veterinary Clinic.
Kris Nelson: citizen cider
Kris Nelson’s love of animals goes back to his childhood when his parents instilled a love for all creatures great and small. In fact Kris has always felt that despite his place in life, he could always give time, energy and love to the care of animals. A professional in the food and beverage industry Kris, co-founded Citizen Cider in 2011, and hopes to bring his knowledge and love of food and beverage to the world of HSCC (not a hard connection to make), by connecting his overly active social/business world with the this fantastic non-profit.
B.J. Rogers: CAWA, EMANCIPET
B.J. Rogers is the Vice President of Training & Organizational Development at Emancipet, an Austin, TX-based nonprofit on a mission to make high-quality spay/neuter and veterinary care affordable and accessible to all pet owners. B.J. oversees the Emancipet New School, offering public and private seminars, training, and consulting to animal welfare professionals and organizations across the country. B.J. is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator, a Certified Dialogue Education Teacher, holds a Certificate in Public Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School, and was HSCC’s executive director from 2005-2011. He and his wife Erin live in Colchester and serve at the pleasure of two corgis, Freddie Mae and Henry James.
Kathleen Schirling: Secretary, Board of directors; People’s United Bank
Kathy Schirling is the director of marketing and community services for People’s United Bank in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. She believes strongly in giving back to the community that does so much for her. Her love for animals goes way back to her childhood, when she would rescue stray cats and bring them home. Kathy grew up in a household that always had a dog and several cats. Today, Kathy's family is privileged to share their lives with their dog, Gizmo who they rescued 14 years ago from HSCC.
Sarah Schmidt is currently an independent consultant with a background in Finance and Accounting. She comes to us with a combined 13 years’ experience leading accounting departments for local manufacturing and retail businesses and nearly 10 years’ experience in leading the accounting department of Merchants Bank. She has also served as Treasurer for a local growing non-profit.
Sarah has been a resident of Hinesburg for over 18 years and lives there with her significant other and two amazing rescue cats, Noel & Gabby. She has made her home a loving one to many rescue cats and strays over the years, is a longtime supporter of the Humane Society and believes that every parent of a ‘feline child’ with behavior issues should spend time watching “My Cat From Hell” before considering relinquishing.