KC Pet Project Leadership

Teresa Johnson
CEO / Executive Director & Chief Lifesaving Officer
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Chad Ackerman

Chief of Campus Operations
Marie Dispenza
Chief Development Officer
Tori Fugate
Chief Communications Officer
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Gail Longstaff

Chief Administrative Officer
Sadie Scott

Dr. Sadie Scott, D.V.M

Medical Director and Chief Veterinarian
Heather Kennedy
Director of Feline Operations
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Shanna Achord

Manager of Adoptions and Customer Service
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Rachael Alderman

Manager - Petco Adoption Center
Sara Gillette

Sara Gillette

Canine Foster Program Manager
Alex Heule

Alex Heule

Manager of Lifesaving Programs
Stephen Holdeman

Stephen Holdeman

Manager of Feline Training & Behavior
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Danielle Jones

Petco Cat Habitat Program Manager
Lisa Kells

Lisa Kells

Feline Foster Program Manager
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Rebecca Muck

Retail Sales and Merchandising Manager
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Jessica Simons

Zona Rosa Adoption Center Manager
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Tabitha Urban

Behavior and Training Program Manager
Kelly Walsh

Kelly Walsh

Admissions Manager
Alyssa Willett

Alyssa Willett

Volunteer Program Manager

KC Pet Project Board of Directors

Lisa Epps


Brenda Pozek


Shaun Byrd

Vice-Chair and KCCAC Liaison

Jodde Lanning


Anna Knutson


Amy Anderson

Cynthia Smith-Kelly

Dr. Cindy Risen

Sarah Strnad

Ex-Officio Members

Kristi Wyatt

Vice-Chair and Co-Founder, KCCAC Board of Directors

Michelle Illig

President, Friends of KC Pet Project