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Our Team

Leadership Team

  • Lauren Nickerson, Ed.M - Chief Executive Officer
  • Beth Jose, DVM - Medical Director
  • Alyssa Tabert - Placement Manager, ACC
  • Meagan Gomes - Placement Manager, Keaau
  • Lexi Anzai - Behavior Manager
  • Rhanie Cruz-Silva - Veterinary Care Manager
  • Amber Wagner-Sado - Shelter Care Manager
  • Zachary Price - Facilities Manager
  • Lisa Duarte - Accounts Manager

Board of Directors

The volunteer Board of Directors of the Hawaii Island Humane Society (HIHS) represents a broad cross section of the community and provides the organization with a wide variety of skills and expertise. The Board of the HIHS provides organizational and fiscal oversight and guidance and works with the professional staff to ensure adherence to and direction of the HIHS’s mission.

  • Adam Atwood - President
  • Monika Kwon - Treasurer
  • Susy Ruddle - Past President
  • Jenni Lee - Director
  • Rhonda Pollard - Director
  • Kacey Coyle - Director
  • Ron Meyer - Director
  • Jeanne Cooper - Director