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.
Aimee Rogers joined the Board in January 2019. Aimee is the Director for Professional Development for UNC’s Extended Campus. Additionally, Aimee and her partner own a metal fabrication shop in Fort Collins. As a lifelong lover of animals, Aimee’s goal of serving on the Board is to continue to learn about animal welfare issues and to grow in her advocacy for animals in need in Weld County.
Aimee earned both her Bachelor’s in Sociology, with an emphasis in Criminal Justice and Women’s Studies, and her Master’s in Education Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. Aimee also holds an Associate degree in Accounting from Aims Community College.
Aimee, and her partner, are parents to Gertie the Pug. They adopted Gertie as a young pup several years ago and all their free time is spent caring for their old girl who suffers from diabetes, blindness and Evan’s Syndrome. Gertie has encountered many obstacles as she has aged but has maintained her carefree, puppy spirit through it all, and that tail never stops wagging!
Aimee is a native of the great state of Colorado.
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.
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.
Shelley Iwasaki joined the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Weld County in August of 2019. She is retired after 20+ years working in Human Resources, Change Management, Organizational Development, Business Innovation and Transformation and Business Integration. The majority of her career was serving in various roles with PepsiCo and most recently as the SVP of HR with Greeley based Animal Health International Inc., now a subsidiary of Patterson, Inc.
This is Shelley’s first board position in retirement and she is looking forward to supporting a local organization that is interested in the wellbeing of animals and working with those who adopt and care for animals.
Shelley is a native Nebraskan and graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, with a BS degree in Accounting. She and her husband returned to Greeley in 2010 after living in Hawaii, Central and Southern California and Texas. She looks forward to advancing the goals and objectives of the Humane Society of Weld County as they serve animals in need and our community.
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.
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Meet the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, at 5:30, at the shelter. Meetings are open to the public. Public input begins at 5:30.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, November's Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 21st at 5:30