JB Williams

JB Williams’s connection to Seattle Humane goes back over 30 years, when he and his wife, Margaret, fostered a Seattle Humane pup. JB’s dedication to our cause has been unwavering ever since, and in 2022 he took the meaningful step of joining our board of directors, eager to contribute even more to our mission and… Read more

Jeff Betts

With his background in professional soccer, Jeff Betts has a passion for teamwork. Prior to joining Seattle Humane’s board of directors, he recognized the strength of the organization’s team of staff and volunteers, driving their vision for the future of animal welfare forward.  “I’m excited to be able to work alongside this group of amazing… Read more

Karen Raines

After over three decades of serving as a figure skating judge, Karen Raines was ready to pursue her passion for animal welfare off the ice. With a background in corporate counsel, Karen is utilizing her expertise to support Seattle Humane’s advocacy initiatives and promote community building.… Read more

Lynda Silsbee

Puget Sound native and lifelong animal rescue advocate, Lynda Silsbee, fondly recalls adopting pets from Seattle Humane with her family while growing up in Lynnwood. “Seattle Humane was and remains a trusted animal welfare authority in the community,” Lynda says. So, naturally, when Lynda decided to pursue board-level opportunities supporting animal welfare initiatives, Seattle Humane… Read more

Janette Adamucci

“We want everyone to feel welcome in the animal welfare movement,” says Janette. “Our success is shared with our community members, rescue and shelter partners. All are welcome in animal welfare.” … Read more

Asher Bearman

Pet-passionate Asher Bearman started supporting Seattle Humane not only because his childhood home neighbored the campus, but because the organization was setting a new regional standard for animal welfare– a cause close to his heart. … Read more

John Wenstrup

“It is a strong belief of mine that every family that wants to create a loving home for a pet should be able to have a pet, and have access to care for that pet,” says Seattle Humane Board Member John Wenstrup. John’s journey into animal welfare didn’t start with Seattle Humane. It started just… Read more

Recognizing Seattle Humane is More Than an Animal Shelter 

Like many of us in 2020, Debbi Gillotti reevaluated what was most important to her and how she wanted to intentionally spend her time moving forward. Deciding to dedicate more of her energy to animal welfare initiatives she holds dear brought her closer to Seattle Humane. She recognized the innovative community services Seattle Humane offers… Read more

Finding a Passion for Animal Welfare  

Clare Pedersen’s instant connection to Seattle Humane  Clare has never shied away from what she wants in life and starting her position as a board member with Seattle Humane was no different. Prior to Seattle Humane, she was on the board for a different organization, but realized it wasn’t quite the right fit.   “When you… Read more

Phil Sorgen

How a Special Needs Pup Showed Phil Sorgen the Power of Seattle Humane  As a parent of two alumni dogs from Seattle Humane, Phil’s experience with the organization was personal from the start. Their first dog, Gracie, was adopted in the old facility while their second dog, Joey, was adopted right after the opening of… Read more