Animal Loving Staff & Board Members

Administrative Staff

Marnie Brown
Executive Director
I came to work here in 1989 because I cared about animals…I stayed because it became my passion.

My years and experiences can be summed up by the following quote, “When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” ~A.D. Williams


Kay Amland
Director of Development
My first animals came from WCHS, along with my earliest childhood memories of watching my mother work to end animal abuse and neglect as a charter member in the 1960s.  It is rewarding to “come home” and continue the laudable work she and others began.


Chris Fleischmann
Office Manager & Executive Assistant
What I love about working at WCHS is knowing that I am part of a great team who takes care of animals temporarily who haven’t found their “forever” homes yet. These animals are safe, warm & fed and love us no matter what has happened to them before they came to WCHS. Then, after they have been adopted and we get to read the letters from their happy owners – who has a better job than us?


Erin Reitz
Volunteer Coordinator/Administrative Assistant“I am amazed each and every day by the generosity, compassion, and love the volunteers pour into their work here at WCHS. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this community and to be in the role of helping to grow and strengthen our group of volunteers that are such an important part of making our mission a reality. Bonus – I’m surrounded by people who love cats as much as I do!”



Debbie Block
Community Relations Coordinator
It is incredible to be part of an organization that is devoted to bringing people and animals together. WCHS is a shelter where second chances happen every day.



Front Office Staff

Mary Hermanson

Jeannie Einfalt



Animal Caregiving Staff

Jessica Wermager
Operations Manager
I love my job because every animal deserves a second chance to be loved.

Kelly Bykowski

Danielle Erickson

Gabrielle Ferkans

Jennifer Fischer

Emily Halberg

Cora Limberg

Hannah Meyers

Jordan Snoble

Kiyana Tancrede



Board of Directors

Chris Cowles, President

Michelle Nelson, Vice President

Rick Fox, Treasurer

Jeff Schloemer, Secretary


Patti Blaschka

Bonnie Johnson

Paul Kolosso

Leonardo Lopez Rangel

Michelle Nast

Dean Thomas

Maria Thomas

Francesca Mayca-Wegner