The Connecticut Humane Society is rated by Charity Navigator. This is a promise and assurance of the highest level of financial stewardship of gifts.

Following is information to help you learn more about the leadership and financial support behind CHS.

Board of Directors
Meet the members of CHS’ Board of Directors.

NameTitleVoting MemberIRS 990 Independent
Ellen SharonPresidentYesYes
Gretchen DaleVice-PresidentYesYes
LuAnn GiuntaVice-PresidentYesYes
JoAnn Roberts, Esq.TreasurerYesYes
William A. Haines, DVMSecretaryYesYes
Eric LopkinBoard MemberYesYes
Steve ParkerBoard MemberYesYes
Peter CableBoard MemberYesYes
James BasquilBoard MemberYesYes

Executive Staff
Meet the members of CHS’ Executive and Managerial Staff.

Gordon G. WillardExecutive Director
Barbara Naugle, MSDirector of Development
Theresa GearyDirector of Operations
Jennifer Adams, SHRM-SCP, SPHRDirector of Human Resources
Mary-Anne PaulinoExecutive Assistant
Allyson SimerleinAsst. Director of Operations
Kerry Garofano, MS, CFREAsst. Director of Development
Melissa ZaluskiVolunteer Manager
Susan WollschlagerMarketing/Communications Mgr.
Priscilla Clark, MA, CFREDevelopment Manager
Eve Basher, MAMajor Gifts Manager
Ashley MarshallCommunity Outreach Manager
Anthony DeFeliceIT Manager
Elizabeth ClavetteAsst. Dist. Manager, Newington
Brandon GuyDist. Manager, Waterford
Denise McNicholAsst. Dist. Manager, Waterford
Bliss KernDist. Manager, Westport
Justin HidalgoAsst. Dist. Manager, Westport
Connie MercerPractice Manager, Fox Clinic


How is CHS funded?

CHS relies primarily on the support of donors like you to sustain its mission. Adoptions, program fees and investments supplement CHS, but only your gifts make it possible to offer services to pets in need. Without you, adoption fees and programs like CHS’ Fox Memorial Clinic would cost substantially more to the community.

2017 990

2017 Audited Financial Statement

2018 990

2018 Audited Financial Statement

Donor Bill of Rights

When you give to support Connecticut Humane Society pets, you have rights. Read more here.

Your Dollars at Work

Take a look at CHS’ most recent quarterly animal sheltering statistics here.

How do you summarize a year of amazing, lifesaving work for pets?

Take a look at CHS’ annual reports!

2017 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

Want to see an older CHS annual report? Contact us!