Board of Trustees / Staff

Who We Are

Rescue Village Staff

Providing Humane Solutions for Animals and Their People

Our dedicated staff are professionals with great big hearts in the fields of nonprofit leadership, financial management, community engagement, and animal welfare who keep Rescue Village running.


Kenneth Clarke
Executive Director

Kristy Bailey
Finance Director

Christian Courtwright
Humane Officer

Erin Hawes
Shelter Director

Lisa Ishee
External Affairs Director

Dr. Megan Volpe, DVM
Medical & Behavioral Services Director


Caitlin Adolph
Barn Supervisor

Ben Bainbridge
Animal/Adoption Care Specialist

Grace Blamble
Senior Clinic Assistant

Dr. Page Borger, DVM

Dr. Paul Borger, DVM

Natalie Bradac, RVT
Clinic Assistant

Mindy Carter
Development Database Manager

Erika Custis
Animal/Adoption Care Specialist

Summer French
Adoptions Supervisor

Andrea Giorgio
Intake and Rescue Manager 

Wendy Grellinger
Cat Behavior Manager

Carla Gubana
Barn Assistant

Jacklyn Hadlock
Animal/Adoption Care Specialist

Colin Hribar
Animal/Adoption Care Specialist

Joan Lax
Fix It in the Farmland

Tyler Nar
Animal/Adoption Care Specialist

Kristy Niewiadomski
Animal/Adoption Care Specialist

Melissa Orrell
Animal/Adoption Care Specialist

Z Peoples
Dog Behavior Manager

Lisa Sideropolis, RVT
Clinic Manager

Jamie Smith
Special Events Manager

Susan Walsh
Animal/Adoption Care Specialist

Tyler Wesson
Clinic Assistant

Krystyna Zarn-Langford
Human & Animal Services Manager





Our Board Of Trustees

Fully Committed To Our Animal Friends

Rescue Village’s Board of Trustees that works diligently to ensure that Rescue Village stays on point and fulfills its mission. Our Trustees are all volunteers who care deeply about the welfare of animals and believe strongly in the mission and vision of the Geauga Humane Society.


Board of Trustees Members

Carrie Radivoyevitch

Vice President
Jill Shankar, Esq.

Brian Greene

Maggie Layman

Immediate Past President
Kathy Leavenworth

Larry Bennett

Lydia Burrell

Amy Dwyer-Shute

Jane Geisse

Jan Glasser

Jim Meltzer

Sheila Simpson