Our Leadership

Diane Johnson-Owens, President & CEO
(234) 212-9708

Fran Cossin, Director of Human Resources and Administration
(234) 212-9729

Colleen Repie, Director of Development and Outreach
(234) 212-9679

Louise DiLullo, Director of Capital Campaign and Major Gifts
(234) 212-9749

Kristin Branagan, CPDT-KA, Director of Operations
(234) 212-9754

Melisa Kauffman, DVM, Shelter Veterinarian
(234) 212-9891

Board of Directors

Chair | Diane Treier
Akron Public Schools, Retired

Vice Chair | Joleen Cicchinelli
The Huntington National Bank, Retired

Treasurer | Nicole Benden
Cohen & Co.

Secretary | Dan Reynolds
Akron Rotary Camp

Board Members

Matthew Blewitt
Maloney-Novotny, LLC

Megan Bobula
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Cindy Browning
Summa Home Care, Retired

Marcel Clopton

Steve Cox
Roetzel & Andress, LPA

Gary Gardner
Cedarwood Development, Inc.

Amy Held
J.M. Smucker Co.

Lisa A. Hibbs
The Huntington National Bank

Judge Mary F. Spicer
Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Retired

Immediate Past Chair | Judy Steiner
Banner Bank, Retired

Katie Sutter
Excelsior Marking

Valerie Wawrin
D'Amico Wawrin & Company CPAs, LLC

Emeritus | Patrick Weschler
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP

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