Our Staff

Board of Directors

Dr. Samantha Vernon

President

Richard Mincer

Vice President

Kevin Jording

Secretary

Chloe Illoway

Treasurer

Donna Crock

Member

Karen Calahan

Member

Kendra Rinker

Member

Clayton Howard-Willmer

Member

Cathy Norris

Not Pictured

Brandon Lang

Bryan Cook (Ex-Officio Member)

Photography provided by: Momentm

Our Staff

CEO
Sue Castaneda
(307) 269-0970
[email protected]

Medical Director
Tessha Winsch, DVM
(307) 271-5964
[email protected]

Veterinarian
Amanda Payne, DVM
(307) 271-5964
[email protected]

Shelter Manager
Marissa Cox
(307) 269-0967

[email protected]

Finance Director
Gail Young
(307) 222-0730
[email protected]

Human Resources Director
Meleny Cox
(307) 271-5970
[email protected]

Director of Operations
Vanessa Woodin
(307) 278-2416
[email protected]

Animal Care Supervisor
Cece Brown
(307) 222-6352
[email protected]

Donations Coordinator
Karen Staples
(307) 271-5962
[email protected]

Foundation Board

 

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter Foundation, which was established in 2006, ensures the long-term sustainability of the Shelter.

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for animals and people through compassion, respect and education. Each year more than 6,000 animals pass through the Shelter’s doors and almost 3,000 animals are adopted. This is possible through donations provided by the community, adoption fees, city and county funds, and money provided by the Cheyenne Animal Shelter Foundation.

The Foundation Board invests donations made to the Foundation – currently at approximately $5 million and returns $41,000 to the Shelter each month to assist with daily operational costs.

To learn more about the Foundation, please click here.

Phil Kiner
President
Vice President
Holly Hansen
Kim Sutherland
Secretary
John Rogers
Treasurer
April Brimmer Kunz
Member
Col. Shelly Campbell 
Member
Buck McVeigh
Member
Lt. Col. Holly Shenefelt
Member
Ken Whipple
Member
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