Board of Directors

Role of the Board

The Upper Credit Humane Society is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that provides independent and objective oversight and acts in the best interests of the organization and the animals in its care. Board members are elected to a two-year term at the UCHS annual general meeting each spring.

Our Board of Directors

  • Chair Chris Pohlkamp
  • Vice Chair and Events Chair Angela Pellegrino
  • Treasurer Charles Furnivall
  • Secretary Mary Simovic*


  • Susan Davidson, Membership
  • Alex Keller*, Strategic Compliance
  • Tom Kobayashi, Maintenance
  • Shannon Stanley*, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Dr. Frances Walker, Thrift Shop and Veterinary Care
  • Heather Webber*, Communications
  • Suzanne Whaley, Community Liaison

*Acting board member

Past Chair, Cathy Slaney