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We love animals.The SPCA of Southwest Michigan employs experienced, professional and compassionate staff.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The SPCA of Soutwest Michigan is governed by a Board of Directors that volunteer their time to support SPCA SWMI mission and improve the lives of animals in our region.
ERIC KAUSRUD President
TRAVIS CREE Vice President
ALEXANDRA HAASE Treasurer
SARAH GIBBS Secretary
PETE VANVRANKEN, DVM
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Katie Timber dedicates her life to animals in the communities that the SPCA of SWMI serves. She began her career with the SPCA in 2006 and was promoted to her position of Executive Director in 2013. Katie works tirelessly to transform the SPCA of SWMI into one of the most recognized, awarded and impactful animal welfare organizations in the Great Lakes region. Email: Katie@spcaswmich.org
Dr. Pete is a 1974 graduate of MSU, and the founder of Dickman Road Veterinary Clinic. He and his wife , Sharon, have 2 children along with 3 dogs and 3 cats. Dr. Pete enjoys playing basketball, MSU sports and old cars.
Tricia started at the SPCA as a volunteer in 2017 before becoming staff as the Volunteer Coordinator. Working with animals and the people that care for them brings joy to her life. She has two dogs of her own, Dagny and Charlie, and an SPCA cat, Tyrion Sparkles. Helping the community be a part of the SPCA is important to her and there’s nothing better than watching the SPCA volunteers shine.
Jaci recently joined our SPCA staff as Office Manager. She owns a 13 year old cat named Mayor and is looking forward to expanding her fur family with her husband, Eric. Jaci is excited to be able to apply her management experience to benefit the lives of the animals, community, and the SPCA.
Emily has been at the SPCA collectively for 6 years now. She owns 2 SPCA alumni dogs, Angie and Fancy, 3 birds and a Bearded Dragon, named Charlie. She loves to watch the animals grow and thrive in the shelter and is a passionate advocate about the importance of spaying/neutering pets and promoting adoption first.
Tabitha has been with the SPCA since June 2014 and promoted to Lead Cat Staff in 2017. She has two cats of her own and her favorite part of her job is socialize with the shy cats and helping them come out of their shells and shine.
Robin has been with the SPCA of Southwest Michigan since March 2013 where she began as regular kennel staff and moved her way up to Kennel Manager in 2014. She has a big, beautiful Pit Bull named Roxy, Nugget the Rat Terrier and a gorgeous cat named Kittles. She has a passion for working with animals, and seeing how happy they are when they find their forever homes. She can’t imagine doing anything else!
The SPCA of Southwest Michigan is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit animal welfare organization and does not receive funding from any government agency or national organization. We rely solely on individual contributions.
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