Personnel & Board Members

The West Columbia Gorge Humane Society’s Board of Directors is an all-volunteer board comprised of residents from our local community.  Please see the events calendar for meeting times and dates.

Board Members

To Contact All Board Members:

Misha Piccola, President: Misha started volunteering with WCGHS in 2013 by joining the Board. Since 2003, Misha has been working in operations for a hi-tech company in Vancouver, WA. Misha has a perfect mix of program management, process excellence, training, management and team building experience. She has worked in both the public and private sector. She has a lifetime of sharing her heart and home with rescued dogs. Volunteering is in her blood, as she was raised to give back to the communities in which she resides. Her rescued dog, Taffy, is her shadow.  Taffy enjoys long walks and curling up in front of the fireplace while chewing on organic goodies that Misha collects from local and international pet stores when traveling.

Lauren Hsu, Treasurer:  Lauren joined the Board in 2013. She has served as the Treasurer since that time handling all aspects of the organization’s finances. She has 21 years of accounting experience, working in both private industry and public accounting. Lauren is currently employed as the Finance Associate Director for NTT DATA, Inc. Lauren shares her busy household with her three kids, two dogs, and three cats.

Michelle “Micki” Simeone, Operations, Events, Fundraising:  Micki has been a sales and marketing professional for over 20 years. She started volunteering with WCGHS in February of 2013, and joined the Board of Directors in December of 2015. Micki wears many hats at WCGHS! On any given day, you might find her at the shelter walking dogs, playing with cats or working on process improvement. On another day, you might find her making calls to sell sponsorships for WCGHS events. Micki is all over the place and she likes it that way! Micki shares her home and love for animals with her husband and two children. The family has two beloved adopted dogs.

Davis Hein, Fundraising: Davis has spent the past 15 years working in financial services, and has been in our community the past four. He has experience in financial analysis, management,  shelter fundraising and operations. He and his wife are the proud parents of two shelter mutts.

Amy Mosier, Human Resources: Amy has volunteered for WCGHS for approximately eight years in many ways, including fostering kittens. Amy has nine years experience in Human Resource Management, and eight years experience as a Real Estate Broker in the Vancouver Metropolitan area. Amy has strong employee relations and recruitment experience, and is acting as a Human Resource Consultant for WCGHS. Amy has a traveling husband, two teenagers, two dogs, two cats and three horses. When Amy is not selling houses, volunteering, or watching her kids play sports, you can find her at the barn, where she also volunteers her time for the at risk youth programs that her boarding facility offers to teens and kids in the community.

Allen Moses, Secretary: Allen joined the Board in 2015.

Staff Members

Program Operations Manager

Cathi Wright

Dog Shelter Manager

April Nicholas

Cat Shelter Manager

Ami Prevec