Lisa Burns: Vice-Chair, board of directors; Key Bank
Lisa and her husband have shared their home with four terriers, all having come to them from rescue organizations. Currently a Commercial Banker with KeyBank in Burlington, Lisa is a strong proponent of the HSCC mission and feels privileged to be able to support the health and well-being of all animals in our communities and beyond the borders of Vermont.
JEANNE CHENOWETH: CONSULTANT
Jeanne is currently Chair of the Board and 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: secretary, 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.
KIM KROPF: Vermont Bicycle tours
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” - MLK
Caroline Biddle McKenzie: Community volunteer
Caroline Biddle McKenzie comes to the HSCC Board as a result of the love she had for her yellow Lab, Annabelle, whom she and her husband adopted from HSCC in 2001.
Caroline is in the Health and Wellness field. Her passion is being active outdoors. She shared this passion with Annabelle who recently passed.
She and Annabelle were joined at the hip and covered a lot of ground together in Vermont’s mountains and on the trails!
Annabelle’s spirit looms large and Caroline loves directing her positive energy into the HSCC. Annabelle touched her life in a profoundly huge and positive way and now she feels blessed to be able to give back!
SUSAN McMILLAN, DVM: Chair, 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. She is excited to be on the shelter's Foster Care Task Force.
A Burlington Native, Terry joined the board of HSCC in 2016. He was raised in a household with multiple rescue animals and at a young learned to appreciate the importance of assisting animals in need. Terry is a Potter based in South Burlington and shares his studio with his terrier mix named Rodney.
LISA QUINLAN: BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
Lisa Quinlan is Development Coordinator for the the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington. Lisa has a BS in Education and Social Services from the University of Vermont, is a graduate of Leadership Champlain and passionate about animal welfare. She resides in South Burlington with her husband, son and three dogs.
JULIE RICHARDS: SPRUCE MORTGAGE, JULIE RICHARDS PHOTOGRAPHY
I’m Julie Richards, native Vermonter and animal lover! My mission is to spread Awareness and Education to our local Community, and beyond, in supporting the fabulous work the Humane Society of Chittenden County does with the animals wanting a fur-ever home! Come and visit HSCC, it will touch your heart!
JANET SPITLER: Treasurer & chair, budget & finance committee; housing vermont
As a dog owner and lover I am proud to support HSCC in its mission to support compassionate treatment of animals and prevent animal suffering. Nancy and her wonderful, dedicated staff embody their motto "where best friends meet".