Dr. Cherice Roth

Dr. Cherice Roth Adds Veterinary Voice to Board of Directors Dr. Cherice Roth joined Seattle Humane’s Board of Directors in December 2023 with the desire to contribute her more than a decade of veterinary experience to this new leadership role and promote technological advancements to improve and increase access to care. “The first thing is… Read more

Val Parrish

Connection, Caregiving and Cat Loving  Board member Val Parrish is a connector in every sense of the word and is enthusiastically sharing the great work of Seattle Humane across her network.  Val’s relationship with Seattle Humane began many years ago and was instrumental in raising her four children to love and respect animals.   “Growing up,… Read more

Keeping Those We Love Safe and Secure

If board member Cristin Flynn Goodwin had a theme song, it would likely be Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” Cristin is one determined woman who feels strongly about keeping who and what we love safe and secure.    A lawyer by trade, Cristin spent 17 years at Microsoft working in its legal department helping… Read more

A Lifetime Commitment to Dogs

We caught up with board member Nate King on a sunny Seattle afternoon where he was, unsurprisingly, outside playing fetch with his pups, Winston, Mali and Louie. The rest of his afternoon plans were to take a leisurely walk with his wife and newborn daughter, and then a run with the younger dogs. Nate, who… Read more

Nipun Dureja

How an Accidental Pet Lover Uses his Technology Skills to Improve the Lives of Shelter Animals If you are reading this, you likely have or had a pet that made an indelible impact on your life. For board member Nipun Dureja, it was a sweet little tabby named Mimi he adopted from Seattle Humane. Nipun,… Read more

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