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


Tabitha Treloar and Roux (dog)

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

Sarah Mims and Holly (dog)

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

Anne Goddard Rand and Tophe (dog)

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


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

Gray Miller
Manager of Donor Engagement
804-521-1320 | email Gray

Laurie Mavica and Foxy (dog)

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

Erin Tidsworth
Stewardship and Data Entry Specialist
804-521-1308 | email Erin

Janae Jones
Coordinator of Events
804-521-1309 | email Janae

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

Richmond SPCA green and blue logo on white background

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

Eva Cross
Volunteers and Programs Assistant
804-521-1329 | email Eva

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

Dr. Molinas with Duke Silver (cat)

David Molinas, DVM
Associate Veterinarian,
Internal Veterinary Services

Allana Maiden and Pacino (cat)

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

Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital

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

Janice Scheibe and Molly (cat)

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

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

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

Brit’nee Haskins, 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

Alisha Fritz
Manager of Training Education
804-521-1326 | email Alisha

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

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

Eileen Holst-Grubbe, CTC
Coordinator of the School for Dogs
Behavior and Training Associate

Gail Bird Necklace

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

Animal Care

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 Human Resources
Learn more about Kari
804-521-1314 | email Kari

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

Caroline O'Keefe and Penny (dog)

Caroline O’Keefe
HR and Technology Specialist
804-521-1311 | email Caroline

Emily Neal, MPA
Accounting Assistant
email Emily

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.
  • Phyllis Cothran
  • 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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