Meet the Board of Directors
**Due to Covid-19. Board meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice. Public can submit comments to the Board by emailing email@example.com**
The Board of Directors meets on the third Thursday of each month, at 5:30, at the shelter. Meetings are open to the public. Public input begins at 5:30.
Annette began volunteering in 2018 and joined the Board of Directors in 2019. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and is a graphic artist in medical illustration and content marketing. She is currently operating a non-profit biorepository at the University of Colorado in Denver. Prior to that, Annette spent 14 years developing and promoting refractive surgery practices for clinics and surgery centers in Atlanta, Georgia. She looks forward to combining her life-long love of animals with her skills and experience to grow the organization, maximize its impact in the community and most importantly, help every animal find a loving and responsible home.
Annette and her husband Noel have a home full of beloved rescues consisting of 3 cats named Licorice, Guido and Luigi and 2 dogs named Rumples and Beefcake the Mighty (adopted from the HSWC). They share the same passion and commitment to making a difference in the lives of shelter animals; endorsing spaying/neutering and promoting adoption.
Kara Englert joined the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Weld County in August of 2015. Since joining the HSWC Board of Directors she has become a foster volunteer and community outreach volunteer. Kara has fostered numerous dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens! She can also be found walking dogs, helping with animal photography, or working with the Once a Paws a Time reading program!
Kara Englert is an elementary teacher in Northern Colorado. She taught third and fourth grades in Windsor for five years and now teachers sixth grade Language Arts and Social Studies in Eaton.
Kara earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Ethnic and Gender Studies and her Masters of Arts in Reading from the University of Northern Colorado.
Dr. Sarah Wooten, DVM
A 2002 graduate of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Sarah Wooten is a well known international speaker in the veterinary and animal health care spaces. She has 10 years experience in public speaking and media work, and writes for a large number of online and print animal health publications, such as chewy.com, petMD, Vetstreet, Hill’s Education Blog, and DVM360 print and online publications, Healthy Pet Magazine, and the Bark. Dr. Wooten has spoken in the veterinary education space for 5 years,and speaks on leadership, client communication, and personal development. Dr. Wooten is also a certified veterinary journalist, a member of the AVMA, and has 16 years experience in small animal veterinary practice. In addition to being a speaker, author, veterinarian, and co-creator of the wildly popular card game ‘Vets Against Insanity’, she co-owns Elevated Eateries Restaurant group in Greeley with her husband of 21 years, and together they are raising 3 slightly feral mini-humans. When it is time to play, she can be found skiing in Colorado, diving with sharks in the Caribbean, or training kenpo karate in her local dojo. Go big...or go home.
To learn more, visit drsarahwooten.com
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Amy received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Valparaiso University in Indiana in 1990, and her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies in 1992. She began Law School also at Valparaiso University and then moved to Colorado and completed her Juris
Doctor degree at the University of Denver Law . After graduating in 1999 with her Juris Doctor Degree, Amy clerked for the Chief Judge in the Seventeenth Judicial District Court. In 2001, Amy joined a local law firm as an Associate where she practiced Family Law, Real Estate Law, Collections and other general litigation. She was soon promoted to partner of that firm. Amy’s work experience is focused mainly in the field of family law, which includes divorce, custody, child support, visitation, legal separation, and paternity. Amy has also worked on cases involving debt collection, water law, disability claims, wills and estate litigation, breach of contract, real estate and general litigation.
When not practicing law, Amy has volunteered her time to the Weld County Bar Association, Weld County Legal Services, Access to Justice, her local HOA board, Women’s Weld County Bar Association and now she is excited to be a Board Member at the Weld County Humane Society.
Amy has been married for 22 years to Eric Parsons. Amy and Eric love to travel and are learning to golf. They have three adult children; Kyle is married to Caylin, works at Rep your Water and loves fly fishing; Rio is a Junior at Valparaiso University and is studying bio-medical engineering so he does not have much free time and Chloe is a freshman at UNC and spends her free time experimenting with make-up, working out and playing video games.
Over the years, Amy and her family have had a bearded dragon, two crested geckos, a chameleon, fish, a bunny, a snake and many dogs. Currently we have a Chihuahua mix named Zeus, a Goldendoodle named Izzy and a three legged Black Mouth Cur mix with anxiety issues named Luna.
Sarah Witherell joined the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Weld County in August of 2017. She works in the human resources field and most recently served as Senior Human Resources Business Partner at PDC Energy, and previously served as the Human Resources Director at Poudre Valley REA. In addition to board service, Sarah is a foster, clinic assistant and animal care volunteer at the shelter. Sarah also serves on the Parks & Recreation Board for the City of Greeley. She is passionate about animal equality and welfare, staying abreast of best in practice trends in the community sheltering field and serving our community animals and their families.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Northeastern University, and a Master of Arts degree in Education from Loyola Marymount University. She has lived in Colorado since 2004.
Matt Notter is the Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer for Roche Constructors. He started at Roche as a senior accountant in 2008 after earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wyoming. As the CFO, Matt’s primary role is to provide oversight and leadership of the company’s accounting, IT, finance, human resources, and field equipment needs. Matt is a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) and is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association and Institute of Management Accountants. In 2019 he earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.
Originally from Rapid City, South Dakota, Matt and his wife Emily now call Greeley, Colorado, their home alongside their three dogs, Zoey, Pepper, and Jenny. Matt enjoys home improvement projects, playing basketball and softball, hiking, biking, and trail running. When he’s not rooting on the Denver Broncos during football season, he relaxes by enjoying some of Colorado’s amazing beer selection.