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Maribeth Lindstrand, President firstname.lastname@example.org
Maribeth has volunteered walking and training dogs with the Humane Society for 20 years. She loves every second she spends with the pets at the Humane Society and enjoys the process of matching people with those lost and homeless pets. Maribeth is motivated by a desire to give every pet a chance to find their best friend and their forever home.
She lists her most important goal 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.
Steven Servantez, DVM, Vice President
Born and raised in Mason City, Iowa. Graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Steve began his career in Geneva, IL for 3 years before moving to Janesville, WI. in 1992. He is currently a Senior Partner at Badger Veterinary Hospital in Janesville; other locations include Cambridge and Beloit. Steve's passions are community service for animals and humans. He loves to stay connected to my community and help others.
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.
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Jillian Davenport, Treasurer
MaryAnn is a Victim-Witness Specialist in the Rock County District Attorney's Office. She sites her life-long passion for animals of all kinds as the reason she is a part of a group of dedicated individuals at HSSW who provides education on the importance of pet spaying/neutering to our communities. “I strive to support responsible pet ownership which leads to safe and healthy animal-human relationships,” says MaryAnn. Her pets include three Chihuahua girls all rescued -- one from a puppy mill and the other two as strays who were brought to HSSW. “There is nothing better than coming home to my four-legged welcoming committee: Lily, Emma Jane, and Ruby.
Jim Thorpe is a partner in the Carney Thorpe Law Firm, and although he is a new addition to our current board, he’s certainly no stranger to us having served on our board several years ago, too. Jim is happy to return because, he says, he strongly believes in the mission of the Society.
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.
Erik is a Solutions Architect with ABC Supply, working with many different technologies and teams. He lives in Janesville with his girlfriend Taylore, and his two dogs Tiny and Tim. Tiny and Tim were recently published in the 2018 Lake Dogs edition of Lake Geneva’s At The Lake magazine.
Jim Hamilton was born and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin and has been the President and CEO of Summit Machine Works since 1987. He and his wife, Jan, have four children, six grandchildren and six furry grandchildren. Jim enjoys spending time with his family, boating, and being outdoors.
With his experience in growing Summit Machine Works, he has much to offer.
Jim’s values, vision, finance, marketing, strategic planning, and public image are just a few. Jim has served as a member of the Beloit Crime Stoppers as well as the Star Zenith Boat Club. He looks forward to helping and contributing to the growth, development, and the strengthening of programs and services.
Angie is the Customer Support Supervisor with First National Bank and Trust in Beloit, WI. Originally from Minnesota, she grew up on a hobby farm – cats, dogs, horses, cows, chickens, rabbits and ducks – where her love of animals began.
One important goal that Angie has as a Board Member is to continue educating pet owners on the importance of pet spaying/neutering along with securing proper vaccinations. She highlights and promotes the Low Cost spay and neuter options available in the area, along with the Low Cost Vaccine clinics facilitated through HSSW.
A Janesville resident since 2005, she and her husband, Brent, share their home with a small brood of pets: cats Tasha and Teddy and dogs Dakota and Diesel. Angie enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets, boating, and baking sweet treats.
Kelly is the AVP of Client Services at Blackhawk Bank in Janesville WI and Richmond IL. Born in West Germany but grew up in Beloit WI Kelly’s grandparents had a small farm where she would spend time with horses and other animals that came their way. She believes that every animal is a gift from God and deserves a second chance for a forever home. Education and training is the ticket to success and having the means to educate for proper pet ownership is key.
Right now Kelly’s family includes husband Dwayne and a fur baby named Obi. Obi is a Bernese Mountain dog and Standard Poodle mix. Everyone go camping, swimming and hiking together. Her human family has 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren that keeps her and Dwayne very busy.
Sandy has lived in Janesville since 2000 and is the Director of Network Infrastructure at Data Dimensions here in Janesville. Sandy and her husband Mike have two daughters, McKenna (15) and Maddy (12), and four furry children: 13yo lab mix Bella (rescue), 3yo chihuahua Lola (HSSW), 2yo chihuahua/pug mix Oliver (rescue) and 5yo Orange Tabby Romeo (HSSW). Sandy has been involved at HSSW in various capacities for 20+ years and also fosters/transports dogs for an area rescue. Her hobbies include volunteering for multiple nonprofit agencies/charities within Rock County and being a softball/volleyball “supermom” to two very busy, energetic teen girls.
Sandy’s love for animals started at a young age watching her father feed the birds and squirrels and taking injured wildlife to a local wildlife refuge. She is a lifelong animal lover and is committed to educating others about rescuing 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 dog. Sandy hopes her love of animals and volunteering gets instilled in her daughters so they then teach their own children someday how to give back and help the lives of others.
Sandy’s goal in joining the HSSW board is to bring fresh ideas to the table on how to make HSSW the best it can be.
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.
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