Board of Directors

The Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society in partnership with Dog Adoption & Welfare Group is governed by a group of dedicated volunteers from the community. Each board member brings to the table a unique set of knowledge, talent, and foresight. Together, the Board of Directors have a diverse set of skills necessary to carry out the mission of the SYV Humane/D.A.W.G.

Michael Kennedy, President
Carla Mead, Treasurer
Ashley Slattery-Hille, Secretary
Carol Sherline, Board Member
Kim Andreade, Board Member
Charlene Hiatt, Board Member

Function of the Board:
• Follow the mission, vision and values of SYVHS/DAWG, review annually to ensure the mission is being followed
• Engage in review and concerns regarding the financial overview of SYVHS/DAWG
• Long term fundraising and resource development
• Approving and monitoring SYVHS/DAWG programs and services
• Enhance SYVHS/DAWG public image

Individual Board Member Responsibilities:
• Promote the SYVHS/DAWG’s mission, policies and needs
• Be a member of SYVHS/DAWG
• Attend monthly board meetings
• Review monthly financial statements
• Follow the bylaws, policies, and board decisions
• Maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of SYVHS/DAWG
• Serve on at least one SYVHS/DAWG committee
• Attend a minimum of 2 events a year, not including Annual Spayghetti Dinner
• Assist in collecting in-kind or monetary donations
• Serve as an advocate for SYVHS/DAWG and identify and secure financial resources and partnerships necessary for SYVHS/DAWG to advance its mission

We are always seeking individuals to become a part of our board.

If you are interested in becoming a board member, please email us at outreach@syvhumane.org. 

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Lori Tremer- Huey

Board President

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Laurie Owens

Treasurer

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Jennifer Curtis

Board Member

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Onalisa Hoodes

Board Member

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Terri Stephens

Board Member

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Jonathan Pickert

Board Member

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Carol Sherline

Board Member

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