Meet Our Team

Leadership Staff
Vaughn Merry
Executive Director
(509) 426-2478
vmerry@yakimahumane.org

Mike Morrisette
Development & Communications Manager
(509) 426-2686
mmorrisette@yakimahumane.org

Patsy Dye
Shelter Manager
(509) 457-6854 ext. 103
pdye@yakimahumane.org

Nicole Papageorgiou
Outreach & Education Manager

(509) 457-6854 ext. 102
outreach@yakimahumane.org

Staff Members
Annie Flores, Volunteer & Foster Coordinator
Kelly Shields, Adoption Lead
Kellie Rixie, Transfer Coordinator
Mary Spaulding, Pet Care Coordinator
Mike Klecker, Animal Control Officer
Joe Martinez, Animal Control Officer
Stephanie Reihs, Animal Control Officer
Nicole Rodriguez, Animal Control Officer
Tabitha Rowe, Animal Control Officer
Rochelle Ruybal, Animal Control Officer
Karla Delgado, Animal Care Technician
Nichole Derifield, Animal Care Technician
Cara Galliway, Animal Care Technician
Jessica Gutierrez, Animal Care Technician
Nicole Marroquin, Animal Care Technician
Alyssa Yates, Animal Care Technician

Board of Directors
Matthew Russell, President
Amy Maib, Vice President
Becky Nissen, Treasurer
Coreena Holden, Secretary
Crystal Atteberry, Director
Brooke Barnes, Director
Brian Griff, Director
Michelle Hudson, Director
Angela Menashe, Director
Laurie Morales, Director