Dawn Mason is our Operations Director, and joined the staff in 2008. Her experience and expertise keeps our staff and volunteers cheerful & focused.
Laurie Ballard is our Kennel Manager, and joined the staff in 2013. Her extensive experience in canine management & behavior, kennel operations, and shelter medicine helps keep our dogs happy, healthy, and ready to find new homes.
Rafael Santos is our Canine Conduct Coordinator. Raf joined VAO in 2012, and has a special gift for working with energetic dogs. His extensive training, experience, and dedication have contributed to many “Happy Tails” since he joined our team!
Bill Romaine is our Feline Care Manager, and joined the VAO staff in 2014. Bill’s thorough knowledge of feline behavior, medical care, and sheltering has improved the lives of all of the cats in our care. He and the cattery staff get the job done right!
Dr. Marc (Marc Rosenberg, DVM) is our agency veterinarian. He’s on the staff at County Line Veterinary Hospital, and attends to the health of every animal that passes through our doors. He’s also patient, kind, and thorough – VAO is fortunate to have such an exceptional professional on our team!
Our animals are cared for by 6-8 Shelter Associates, employees who see to the cleaning of all kennels and cages, as well as feeding, dispensing of medications, and socialization/exercise of all of our animals. They also facilitate dog meets, counsel adoptions, and work at the front desk. Their hard work and dedication ensure that all of our animals – and the families they join – are served with a glad heart and an open mind. We couldn’t do it without them!
Board of Directors
David Semless, President
Doug Collier, Vice President
Jennifer Bailey, Secretary
Jeffrey Zucker, Treasurer
Charles J. Block, Esq.
Candy L. Niedoba