Wayside Waifs

Key Staff & Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Executive Committee

    John Goodman, Chairperson

    Perry Brandt, Chair-Elect

    Jodi Robinson, Treasurer

    Rusty Smith, Secretary

  • Committee Chairs 

    Anna Raccuglia

    Susan Wally

    Ellen Hanson

  • Harold Melcher, Chairman Emeritus

  • Members

    Ruth Brackney

    Andy Ellebrecht

    David Morris

  • Brad Pemberton

    Betty Scott

    Rusty Smith

  • Chris Trainer

    Jill Turner

    Craig Wallace

  • Advisory Council

    Beverly Rose, Chairperson

    Shannon Barks

    Peter Brown

    Bill Burton

    Kristopher Dabner

    Laurie Franklin

    Melanie Hepperly

  • Martha Immenschuh

    Sandy Johnson

    Peggy Kroesch

    Jan Kyle

    Joyce Letts

    Peggy Lyons

  • Darlene McCluskey

    Barbara Mueth

    Susan Palmer

    Ashlee Parker-Osborne

    Bill Scott

    Susan Susz

  • Susan Sight

    Laura Bynum Tucker

    Gary Wolf

    Jeanna Wolfe

Key Staff

  • Donor Relations & Communications


    Robin Rowland

    Vice President of Donor Relations & Communications

    Email

    816-986-4401

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    Allison Basinger

    Humane Education Manager

    Email

    816-986-4430

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    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

  • Operations

    Barry Baranowski

    Vice President of Operations

    Email

    816-986-4421

  • Whitney Wilson

    Customer Experience Manager

    Email

    816-986-4425

  • Ronnie Wise

    Pet Memorial Services Manager

    Email

    816-986-4406

  • Livio Merino

    Facilities Manager

    Email

    816-986-4459

  • Animal Welfare

    Sarah Little

    Vice President Animal Welfare

    Email

    816-986-4455

  • Elizabeth Stringham

    Admissions Manager

    Email

    816-986-4404

  • Jess Miller

    Canine Care & Behavior Evaluation Manager

    Email

    816-986-4435

  • Bonnie Still

    Feline Care Manager

    Email

    816-986-4445

  • Traci Semenok

    Interim Veterinary Technician Manager

    Email

    816-986-4452

  • Beau Spangler, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Email

    816-986-4452

  • Finance & Administration

    Kathryn Mahoney

    Vice President Finance & Administration

    Email

    816-986-4411

  • Melissa Crites

    Human Resources Manager

    Email

    816-986-4412

  • Lauren Stumbo

    Volunteer Services Manager

    Email

    816-986-4431

  • Tyler Petty

    Foster Care Program Manager

    Email

    816-986-4429

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