Our Staff

Our Robins-Starr Humane Center and Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital are operated by a team of staff members dedicated to providing care and treatment to the homeless pets awaiting adoption and facilitating lifesaving programs and services for our community.

Board of Directors

Organization Leadership

Robin Robertson Starr
Chief Executive Officer
Learn more about Robin
804-521-1316 | email Robin

Tamsen Kingry and Maggie (dog)

Tamsen Kingry
Chief Executive Officer-Elect
Learn more about Tamsen
804-521-1312 | email Tamsen

Lisa Rivadeneira and Winny (dog)

Lisa Clarke Rivadeneira
Chief Operating Officer
Learn more about Lisa
804-521-1312 | email Lisa


Tabitha Frizzell Treloar
Director of Communications
Learn more about Tabitha
804-521-1303 | email Tabitha

Anne Goddard Rand and Tophe (dog)

Anne Goddard Rand
Communications Specialist
804-521-1319 | email Anne

Sarah Mims
Communications and Administration Specialist
804-521-1316 | email Sarah


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Carol Anne Baker Lajoie
Director of Development
Learn more about Carol Anne
804-521-1321 | email Carol Anne

Gray Miller
Manager of Community Development
804-521-1320 | email Gray

Laurie Mavica
Manager of Events
804-521-1318 | email Laurie

Susan Nelson
Coordinator of Development and Events
804-521-1308 | email Susan

Megan Buckner
Development and Events Assistant
804-521-1309 | email Megan

Shelter Operations

Carly Sgueo
Senior Director of Shelter Operations
Learn more about Carly
804-521-1315 | email Carly

Jackie Laubacher and Hooch (dog)

Jackie Laubacher, CPDT-KSA
Coordinator of Behavior and Training
804-521-1337 | email Jackie


Tommy DeSanto
Manager of Adoptions
804-521-1333 | email Tommy

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Teresa McCartney
Assistant Manager of Adoptions
804-521-1333 | email Teresa

Volunteers and Programs

Michelle Russell
Manager of Volunteers and Programs
804-521-1329 | email Michelle

Cierra Sowers
Volunteers and Programs Assistant
804-521-1329 | email Cierra

Veterinary Services

Angela Ivey, DVM
Director of Veterinary Medicine
Learn more about Dr. Ivey

Brittany Pierri and Jerry (dog)

Brittany Pierri
Manager of Internal Veterinary Services
804-521-1336 | email Brittany

Lindsay Brockman, LVT
Director of the Susan M. Markel
Veterinary Hospital
Learn more about Lindsay
804-521-1302 | email Lindsay

Gina Russell
Coordinator of Client Services,
Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital
804-521-1339 | email Gina

Janice Scheibe
Coordinator of Patient Services,
Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital
804-521-1304 | email Janice

Courtney Bowers, DVM
Lead Veterinarian,
Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital

Jennifer Cooke, DVM
Associate Veterinarian,
Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital

David Molinas, DVM
Associate Veterinarian,
Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital

Supervisor of Snacks,
Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital

Humane Education and Training

Sarah Babcock with Trinket (dog)

Chief of Education and Training
Learn more about Sarah
804-521-1324 | email Sarah

Timothy Joyner and Grady (dog)

Timothy Joyner
Senior Manager of Education and Training
Learn more about Timothy
804-521-1326 | email Timothy

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Chanel Moses
Coordinator of Humane Education
804-521-1327 | email Chanel

Gail Bird Necklace

Gail Bird Necklace
Education and Training Administrator
804-521-1332 | email Gail


Laura Palin
Manager of Admissions
804-521-1323 | email Laura

Ellen Harrison
Transfer Coordinator
email Ellen

Allana Maiden
Coordinator of Foster Care
804-521-1313 | email Allana

Animal Care

Danny MacKay
Manager of Animal Care
804-521-1305 | email Danny

Brooke Dickerson
Assistant Manager of Animal Care
email Brooke


Steven Graeff, CPA
Director of Finance and Accounting
Learn more about Steve
804-521-1325 | email Steve

Kari Hosack, MPA
Manager of Human Resources
804-521-1314 | email Kari

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Jason Rochon
Manager of Facilities
804-521-1317 | email Jason

Christina Bird
Manager of Retail
804-521-1334 | email Christina

Caroline O’Keefe
Accounting Assistant
804-521-1311 | email Caroline

Spice (cat)

Supervisor of Sunshine Soaking

Board of Directors

We are grateful for the bold vision and dynamic leadership of the volunteers who make up our Board of Directors that has been essential to our recognition as a national no-kill leader.

John R. (Jack) Nelson, Chair
Mitch Haddon, Vice Chair
Tom Hamlin, Treasurer and Secretary

  • Tina L. Bachas
  • David R. Beran
  • Bartholomew Broadbent
  • Phyllis L. Cothran
  • Lori M. Evangel
  • Marla D. Fergerson
  • Stefanie G. Gordinier
  • Deborah D. Hinton
  • Lee Anne Holdren
  • Michael W. Hughes
  • P. Emerson Hughes, Jr.
  • Allen B. King
  • Elizabeth King
  • Tamsen H. Kingry
  • Pat Manning
  • Anthony F. Markel
  • Cyndi Massad
  • Lou Anne J. Nabhan
  • Cindy Payne Pryor
  • Agustin E. Rodriguez
  • Watson Seaman
  • Stuart C. Siegel
  • Robin Robertson Starr
  • Julia H. Thomas
  • Laura D. Windsor, Esq.

Board Chairmen Emeriti

P. Emerson Hughes, Jr.
E. Clairborne Robins, Jr.

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