The West Columbia Gorge Humane Society’s Board of Directors is an all-volunteer board comprised of residents from the local community. Please see the events calendar for meeting times and dates.
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Theresa Robarge, President
Lauren Hsu, Treasurer, Finance Chair
Misha Piccola, Personnel/Volunteer Chair
Steve Cole, Information Technology Chair
Deanna Hill, Adoptions Chair
Sara Bertrand, Dog Kennel Manager
Carrie Nottingham, Cat Shelter Manager
The Board has nine areas of focus comprised of 52 working committees lead by WCGHS volunteers. Areas of interest include:
Planning: Strategic Planning, Project Management and Grant Writing
Development: Events, Corporate Sponsorship, Capital Campaigns, Sustained Donor Opportunities, Major Gifts and Employee Giving
Communications/Marketing: Print, Graphic Design, Website-Frontend, Newsletters, Branding, Social Media, Customer Service, Photography/Video and Merchandise
Environment of Care: Medical, Operations, Data Entry, Facilities and Animal Behaviors/Needs
Adoption/Foster: Adoption Events, Adoptions, Fosters and Adoption Follow Up
Finance: Budget, Audits, Tax Filings, Accounting, Intake of Money and Procurement
Community Outreach: Events (non-adoption), Education, Youth Programs, Spay & Neuter Outreach, Bully Breed Ambassador, Partnership Coordinator, Therapy and Community Stewardship
Personnel Management: Human Resources, Volunteer Recruitment, Volunteer Retention, Crisis Management and Youth Volunteers
IT/Technology: Software, Hardware, Security, Website-Backend, Infrastructure and Data Support
Theresa has an extensive background in accounting, finance and business operations. She currently holds the position of President and resides on several committees. Theresa and her husband are the proud owners of two Brittanys, one from WCGHS, and three cats, all adopted from local rescue groups.
Lauren has 18 years of accounting experience working in both private industry and public accounting. Lauren is currently employed as the Directorof Finance & Administration for a technology consulting firm headquartered in Portland. Lauren shares her busy household with her husband Matt, three kids, two dogs and two cats. Lauren holds the position of Finance Chair.
Misha has spent the last 10 years working for a hi-tech company in Operations in Vancouver, WA. Misha has a mix of program management, process excellence, training, and team building experience and has worked in both the public and private sector. She has a lifetime of sharing her home with dogs adopted from shelters. Misha holds the position of Personnel/Volunteer Chair.
Steve has over 20 years of experience as an Engineer in Product Quality and Technical Support. A serial adopter of rescued cats, four of which were adopted from West Columbia Gorge Humane Society, Steve currently holds the position of Information Technology Chair.