Wayside Waifs

Key Staff & Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Executive Committee

    Bill Scott, Chairperson

    John Goodman, Chair Elect

    Chris Trainer, Treasurer

  • Jill Embry, Secretary

    Harold Melcher, Chairman Emeritus

  • Rick Martin, Facilities Chair

  • Members

    W. Perry Brandt

    Peter Brown

    Bill Burton

    Kristopher Dabner

    Michelle deSilva

  • Sherry Forsee

    Ellen T. Hanson

    Melanie Hepperly

    Walt Lane

    David Morris

  • Anna Raccuglia

    Jodi Robinson

    Betty Scott

    Susan Susz

    Craig Wallace

  • Gary Wolf

  • Advisory Council

    Beverly Rose, Chairperson

    Cindy Armacost

    Shannon Barks

    Laurie Franklin

    Martha Immenschuh

  • Sandy Johnson

    Peggy Kroesch

    Jan Kyle

    Joyce Letts

    Peggy Lyons

  • Darlene McCluskey

    Barbara Mueth

    Susan Palmer

    Ashlee Parker

    Susan Sight

  • Laura Bynum Tucker

    Susan Wally

    Jeanna Wolfe

Key Staff

  • Accounting

    Marilyn Creager

    Director of Finance & Administration

    Email

    816-986-4411

  • Human Resources

    Melissa Crites

    Human Resources/Office Manager

    Email

    816-986-4412

  • Adoptions

    816-986-4426

    Email
  • Animal Admissions

    816-986-4408

    Email
  • Advancement & Communications

    Robin Rowland

    Vice President of Advancement & Communications

    Email

    816-986-4401

  • Karen Brown

    Donor Database Manager

    Email

    816-986-4403

  • Megan Harding

    Development Manager

    Email

    816-986-4419

  • Trish Stinger

    Digital Marketing & Brand Manager

    Email

    816-986-4418

  • Casey Waugh

    Communications & Annual Giving Manager

    Email

    816-986-4417

  • Jessica Earnshaw

    Special Events Manager

    Email

    816-986-4409

  • Operations

    Sarah Little

    Director of Animal Welfare

    Email

    816-986-4455

  • Barry Baranowski

    Director of Shelter Services

    Email

    816-986-4421

  • Whitney Wilson

    Customer Experience Manager

    Email
  • Ashley McCoy

    Veterinary Technician Manager

    Email

    816-986-4452

  • Facilities

    Jarot Gustin

    Director of Facilities & Pet Memorial Services

    Email

    816-986-4456

  • Foster Care

    Tyler Petty

    Foster Program Manager

    Email

    816-986-4429

  • Pet Memorial Services

    Jarot Gustin

    Director of Facilities & Pet Memorial Services

    Email

    816-986-4406

  • Pet Behavior Helpline

    Email
  • Administration

    Geoff Hall

    President

    Email

    816-986-4400

  • Andrew Starr

    Executive Assistant

    Email

    816-986-4414

  • Vet Clinic

    Luke Pickett, DVM

    Lead Veterinarian

    Email

    816-986-4453

  • Elizabeth Reinhardt, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Email

    816-986-4453

  • Beau Spangler, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Email

    816-986-4453

  • Volunteers

    AnnMarie Thomas

    Director of Community Outreach

    Email

    816-986-4431

  • Humane Education

    Allison Basinger

    Humane Education Manager

    Email

    816-986-4430

  • Amanda Smasal

    Community Involvement Coordinator

    Email

    816-986-4422

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