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.

Board Members

Want to e-mail the Board Members:

Misha Piccola, President

Lauren Hsu, Treasurer, Finance Chair

Deanna Hill, Adoptions Chair

Theresa Robarge, Special Projects



Sara Bertrand, Dog Kennel Manager

Carrie Nottingham, Cat Shelter Manager

Working Committees

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

Misha Piccola

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.

Lauren Hsu

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.

Theresa Robarge

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.






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Cat Shelter Phone (360) 835-3464
Dog Shelter Phone (360) 335-0941
Fax (866) 373-18364

Mailing Address
PO Box 270, Washougal, WA 98671
Physical Addresses
2675 & 2695 S. Index Street
Washougal, WA 98671