SALLY ADAMS: DEPUTY STATE'S ATTORNEY
Sally is an attorney and Chittenden County’s designated animal cruelty prosecutor. She is an avid animal lover and has been blessed with the companionship of dogs, cats and even a bunny or two her entire life. She and her husband live in South Burlington and are adjusting to life as empty nesters. Recently, after 17 unforgettable years together, their cat Romeo joined his littermate Hamlet who passed away in October 2015. Sally is waiting and watching for their next family member(s).
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: Vice 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.
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
GARRETT lEVIN, DVM, DIPLOMATE ACVS: BURLINGTON EMERGENCY & VETERINARY SPECIALISTS
Dr. Garrett Levin, originally from California, is a board certified surgeon and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) at Burlington Emergency and Veterinary Specialists (BEVS) in Williston – the only 24 hour referral and emergency veterinary hospital in Vermont. Originally from California, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of California at Davis in 1994 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 1999. Dr. Levin completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship in 2000 and a three-year comprehensive surgery residency in 2003 at The Animal Medical Center in New York. Garrett is also a firefighter with the Shelburne Fire Department.
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 has her own freelance sales business helping Vermont specialty food producers get their product(s) into the marketplace. 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.
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!
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.