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

Tamsen Kingry and Maggie (dog)

Tamsen Kingry
Chief Executive Officer
Learn more about Tamsen
804-521-1322 | email Tamsen

Lisa Rivadeneira and Winny (dog)

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


Carol Anne Baker Lajoie
Chief Advancement Officer
Learn more about Carol Anne
804-521-1321 | email Carol Anne

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

Laurie Mavica and Foxy (dog)

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

Michael “Moose” Musatow
Brand Strategist
804-521-1300 ext. 425 | email Moose

Erin Tidsworth
Manager of Annual Giving
804-521-1320 | email Erin

Janae Jones
Fundraising Events Specialist
804-521-1309 | email Janae

Sarah Mims and Holly (dog)

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

Cynthia Skala
Stewardship and Data Specialist
804-521-1308 | email Cynthia

Miriam Tareq
Digital Media Specialist
804-521-1319 | email Miriam

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
Manager of Behavior and Training
804-521-1337 | email Jackie


Tommy DeSanto with Sprout (dog)

Tommy DeSanto
Senior Manager of the Adoption Center
Learn more about Tommy
804-521-1333 | email Tommy

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

Lizzy Birdsell
Assistant Manager of Retail Operations
804-521-1301 | email Lizzy


Amber Morris
Manager of Volunteers
804-521-1329 | email Amber

Ryan Scott
Volunteer Program Assistant
804-521-1329 | email Ryan

Shelter Veterinary Services

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

Brittany Pierri and Jerry (dog)

Brittany Pierri
Senior Manager of Shelter Medicine

Dr. Molinas with Duke Silver (cat)

David Molinas, DVM
Associate Veterinarian,
Internal Veterinary Services

Katie Goodell, LVT
Assistant Manager of Internal Veterinary Services

Kelsey Powell
Coordinator of Foster Care
804-521-1313 | email Kelsey

Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital

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Lesley Crowther Fore
Director, Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital
Learn more about Lesley
804-521-1302 | email Lesley

Laurie Clark
Manager of Client Services,
Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital
804-521-1339 | email Laurie

Gabriella Teamkin
Manager of Patient Services,
Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital
804-521-1304 | email Gabriella

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

Brit’nee Haskins, DVM
Associate Veterinarian,
Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital

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

Karen Pearson, DVM
Associate Veterinarian,
Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital

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Kristina Raum, DVM
Associate Veterinarian,
Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital

Community Education

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
Director of Admissions and Education
Learn more about Timothy
804-521-1323 | email Timothy

Eileen Holst-Grubbe, CTC
Manager of Training Education
804-521-1382 | email Eileen

Jennifer Walters
Coordinator of Surrenders
804-521-5372 | email Jennifer

Nicole Harrig
Coordinator of Transfers
804-521-5371 | email Nicole

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

Animal Care

Julia Vanaman
Manager of Animal Care
804-521-1305 | email Julia

Brooke Dickerson with Care Bear (cat)

Brooke Dickerson
Assistant Manager of Animal Care
804-521-1305 | email Brooke


Tracey Coats, CPA
Learn more about Tracey
804-521-1325 | email Tracey

Kari Hosack and Stella (dog)

Kari Hosack, MPA, SHRM-CP
Director of People Operations
Learn more about Kari
804-521-1314 | email Kari

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

Gray Miller
Manager of Employee Engagement
804-521-1311 | email Gray

Jailyn Maddox
Accounting Specialist
804-521-1334 | email Jailyn

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.

Mitch Haddon, Chair
Laura D. Windsor, Esq., Vice Chair
Tom Hamlin, Treasurer and Secretary

  • Tanya Battle
  • Bartholomew Broadbent
  • J. Alfred Broaddus, Jr.
  • Mark DeBord
  • Todd Dykshorn
  • Marla D. Fergerson
  • Mark Franko
  • Stefanie G. Gordinier
  • Andrea Sullivan Gould, Esq.
  • Lisa M. Hicks-Thomas
  • Deborah D. Hinton
  • Michael W. Hughes
  • P. Emerson Hughes
  • Hugh A. Joyce

  • Allen B. King
  • Tamsen Kingry
  • Barbara Lawson, MD
  • Pat Manning
  • Anthony Markel
  • Cyndi Massad
  • Arlene McLaren
  • Mel Miller
  • John R. (Jack) Nelson
  • Cindy Payne Pryor
  • Agustin E. Rodriguez
  • Robin Robertson Starr
  • Julia H. Thomas

Board Chairmen Emeriti

P. Emerson Hughes
E. Claiborne Robins, Jr.

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