Meet our Team


Kay Amland

Executive Director

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

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?

Jessie Wermager

Special Projects & Talent Engagement Manager

I love my job because every animal deserves a second chance to be loved.

Jenni Fischer

Animal Services Manager


Jessica Pillsbury

Community Impact Specialist


Joe Poczkalski

Communication Specialist

There is no greater feeling of success than when good people come together in an organization and accomplish something meaningful. I see this happen every day at WCHS and am so proud to be a part of it.

Kelly Bykowski

Foster Care Specialist


Lauren Campbell

Cat Coordinator


Faith Reiss

Shelter Engagement Specialist/Dog Training Facilitator


Katie Tweedy

Volunteer Coordinator

Dog Enrichment Assistant/ Dog Trainer
Kelli Jo Yogerst
Humane Educator/ Dog Trainer

Lori Jo Kaczmarek

Front Office Staff

Jeannie Einfalt

Mary Hermanson

Laura Ledden

Deb Levine

Judi Mihas
Roberta Moring

Sharon Wieck

Animal Care Givers

Myah Leak

Tori Panzenhagen

Steph Will

Abby Dubbelde

Emma Monsen

Lilliana Moschea

Makenzie Phillips

Rowan Turinske

Pam Wagner

Ladina Weissenburger

Ethan Zimmer

Samantha Frederick