David Loewe
Chief Executive Officer

David Loewe joined Seattle Humane in November 2006. He has held the position of Director of Facilities, Director of Operations, Chief Operations Officer, and is now Chief Executive Officer. David also acts as the Safety/L&I liaison and leads our Disaster Response and Recovery Program.

Prior to Seattle Humane, David spent over 20 years in management operation roles in commercial nuclear power with Kansas Gas & Electric, high speed European passenger rail with Talgo-America, and GPS-Data collection systems with Connected NW-Nextel.

David, and his wife Judy, have volunteered at the Seattle Humane as foster care coordinators, on special events teams, and in the web photo program to help the shelter animals put their best paws forward. At home, David and Judy have three cats.

Brynn Blanchard
Vice President of Development

Brynn joined Seattle Humane staff after working for six years at the Point Defiance Zoo Society in Tacoma, where she led the organization's largest capital campaign in its 103-year history. At Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, she held a variety of fundraising positions including Deputy Director, Interim Executive Director and Major Gifts and Grants Manager. She is a founding board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, South Sound Chapter, and a member of South Sound Planned Giving Council.

Ken Farmer
Chief Financial Officer

Ken joined Seattle Humane in 1984 as an accountant. He has held numerous financial positions since then including Controller and Finance Director. Currently Ken serves as the Chief Financial Officer. Ken originally came to Seattle from Chicago to attend Seattle Pacific University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, and he has lived in the region ever since.

Rhonda Parks Manville
Vice President of Marketing

Rhonda Parks Manville came to Seattle Humane from the international relief and development organization World Concern, where she led the agency's strategic communications for donor development, special events, branding and marketing. Prior to working in nonprofit, Rhonda was an award-winning journalist covering culture, politics, and social justice issues. She earned her bachelor's degree in Journalism from San Francisco State University and her Master's in Religious Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She lives on Bainbridge Island with her husband Todd, daughter Chloe, two shelter dogs, one shelter cat, and 5 laying hens.

Lisa Drake 
Chief Operations Officer

Lisa joined Seattle Humane in 2011 with 10 years of clinical experience in both small animal and emergency veterinary practices. While at Seattle Humane, Lisa has served as the Veterinary Services Manager, as well as the Clinic Director. Lisa holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and obtained her LVT license in 2006 after graduating from Pierce College's Veterinary Technology program. Lisa lives in Seattle with her husband and their cats, including SH alum Ame. 


Well Hello There!

Frida blossomed into a social butterfly. She now loves going to the park and snuggling. She has filled my heart with happiness since adopting her almost two years ago!