Board of Directors
Sandy has lived in Janesville since 2000 and is a Director at Data Dimensions in Janesville. Sandy and her husband have two daughters, McKenna and Maddy, and four furry children: Lab mix Bella, chihuahua Lola (adopted from HSSW), chihuahua/min pin mix Oliver and Orange Tabby Romeo (adopted from HSSW). Sandy has been involved at HSSW in various capacities for 20+ years and does rescue/fosters/transports for other rescues as needed.
Her hobbies include volunteering for multiple nonprofit agencies/charities within Rock County and being a softball/volleyball “supermom” to two very busy daughters.
Sandy’s love for animals started at a young age watching her father feed the wildlife in their backyard and taking injured wildlife to a local wildlife refuge. She is a lifelong animal lover and is committed to educating others about rescue versus buying companion animals. She’s a strong believer in “being the voice for those without” and has adopted out many of her fosters to family and friends who previously would have purchased their next pet. Sandy hopes her love of animals and volunteering gets instilled in her daughters, family and friends so that they teach their own children how to give back and help the lives of others. Sandy is a firm believer that “no one life is more worthy than another.”
Sandy’s goal in joining the HSSW board was to bring fresh ideas to the table and for its Board and staff to think ‘outside the box’ when it comes creating new ways for the community to get involved.
Steve currently serves on many boards including: Janesville Noon Rotary: Past President and on Board of Directors, Kids Against Hunger: Board Secretary, Belize Zoo Neotropical Conservancy: Board member and Veterinary Committee, Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin: Board Member, G.I.F.T.S.: Board Member, The Hive: Board Vice President, United Way: Community Grant Review Committee. In his spare time, Steve enjoys photography, outdoors and spending time with friends, family and pets – Wife Julie, 4 kids, 3 cats and 1 dog.
He and his wife have had Collies for more than 50 years, and a few cats along the way. Presently they have three grand puppies, a Collie, a Golden, and Labradoodle.
She lists her most importantgoal as a Board Member as finding positive solutions for community cats and hopefully developing a TNR (trap, neuter, return) program in Rock County. Maribeth recently retired from City of Beloit Police Records department which will give her time to work on a long time goal of building a new HSSW home to better fulfill our mission. Maribeth shares her home with her dog, Maggie, a low key border collie, one chubby orange cat named Leo and Lily, a torti formerly mama cat who was a foster cat Maribeth adopted. It’s a peaceful kingdom, albeit a hairy one.
Maribeth jokes that she is the “numbers” person; not meaning $$ but animal numbers and is extremely proud HSSW has achieved a No Kill status.
JoLynn has been a foster home volunteer for both Paddy’s Paws and Alberts Dog Lounge for over 5 years and has been a volunteer for Gunnar’s Wheels Foundation, an organization founded to assist with the mobility of disabled, insured or senior dogs. Previously she was a volunteer for Therapy Dogs International. Owning a small business was not always in her dreams, but finding a pathway to working with animals has always been in her heart. She is excited to be a part of the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin’s leadership team!
Stacy has been a Janesville resident her whole life. She currently works for the School District of Janesville. Stacy and her husband have two grown daughters and three rescued fur-babies. She is very active in the community working with the stray and feral cat population. Not only is she an active member of the TNR community, she also helps our community members with taking care of feral colonies by providing them with cat shelters and food. Stacy uses her voice to promote the importance of Spay/Neutering and responsible pet ownership. She also enjoys fostering kittens for HSSW.
The Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin meets the 4th Tuesday of every month. Meetings are open to members; If you wish to speak at the meeting, you must notify the President at least one week in advance, including topic, so that you can be added to the agenda. Speaking time is limited to 5 minutes or at the discretion of the President or acting Chair in case of the absence of the President.