Meet the Team

At GAHS, people matter!  From our staff, to our board, from volunteers to donors to community residents- we cannot help animals without the people who care.   Our staff are the backbone of the organization, contributing vast amounts of knowledge, experience and dedication to our mission and to making sure every animal receives the best we have to offer.

Katie Lisnik

Executive Director

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Donna Richey

Development Director

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Ken Schlichting

Operations Manager

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Dr. Nicholas Urbanek

Shelter Veterinarian

Kate Wells

Veterinary Technician

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Shannon Martin

Community Engagement Specialist

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Carolyn Muller CPDT-KA, ABCDT

Animal Care and Behavior Supervisor



Volunteer Coordinator

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Foster Coordinator

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Canine and Transport Coordinator

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Tracy- Email for Adoption & Intake Inquiries

Visitor Service Coordinator

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Makenzey – Email for Adoption & Intake Inquiries

Visitor Service Representative

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Feline Coordinator

Ian- Maintenance Coordinator

Michele- Book Keeper

Lauren- Development Assistant

Tracy- Veterinary Assistant

Liz- Veterinary Assistant

Morgan- Animal Care & Adoptions Technician

John- Animal Care & Adoptions Associate

Mavis- Animal Care & Adoptions Associate

Kiahna- Animal Care & Adoptions Associate

Carmen- Animal Care & Adoptions Associate

Hayden- Animal Care & Adoptions Associate



Board of Directors

GAHS relies on an active and dynamic volunteer Board of Directors for the governance of the Society.  Diverse skills in marketing, Human Resources, law, finance and other key areas are vital for the organization.

Denise Ouellette

Diane Poirier
Vice President

Etheridge Tate

Donna Wallace

Paul Brunetti, Linda Hill, Joanne Lebel, Clarissa Brawn
Members at Large

Candace Platz, DVM
Director Emeritus