Our Team

Management Team

Martha Boden, CEO | READ BIO
Carolyn Wisniewski, Chief Development Officer | READ BIO
Judy Thompson, Chief Finance Officer | READ BIO
Emily Barber, Chief Human Resources Officer | READ BIO
Eric Keaton, Chief Marketing Officer | READ BIO
Tara Yurkshat, Chief Operating Officer | READ BIO
Dr. Melisse Conway, Chief Veterinary Officer, St. Pete Veterinary Center  | READ BIO
Dr. Rizal Lopez, Medical Director, Spay/Neuter Clinic, Largo Shelter  | READ BIO

Angela Durden, Animal & Client Welfare Sr. Manager
Nick Rivard, Sr. Facility Manager
Melissa Rivard, Veterinary Services Department Manager
Paige White, Behavior Department Manager
Mitchy Chavez, Intake & Investigations Manager
Sharon Sharp, Sr. Marketing & Communications Manager
Jennifer Shields, Donor Relations Manager
Colleen Cherry, Volunteer Program Manage

Lisa Richardson, Director of Development Operations
Luan Dean, Director of Corporate Relations
Jennifer Gross, Director of Philanthropy

For media information or to book an interview with one of our staff contact:

Eric Keaton, Chief Marketing Officer: 813-400-0748
Missy Hurley, B2 Communications: 813-230-7736

2019 Board of Directors


Jonathan Browy, President
Donna Hostnick, Secretary
Katie Pemble, Treasurer, Finance Chair
Carrie O’Brion, Vice President, Development & Marketing Chair
Ken Ronecker, Vice President, Governance Chair
Kelly Hayden, Vice President, Facilities Chair


Simone DeLoach
Michele Egerter
Rick Flowers
Andy Gaunce
Cynthia Bastos
Mark Martukovich
Brian Van Slyke

Note: all board members are independent, voting members

To reach the SPCA Tampa Bay Board of Directors with compliments, suggestions or concerns, please use the form below. Please direct any inquiries through this form rather than attempting to contact board members at their home or place of employment. Be sure to include your name, phone number and email address along with your inquiry. Correspondence sent to board members anonymously and at any addresses other than the one provided here will not receive a response.

Largo Shelter

9099 130th Avenue North
Largo, Florida 33773

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Adoptions Hours:

Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday – Friday: 1:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.

Intake Hours

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday - Friday: 1:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.

Veterinary Center

3250 5th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713

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Veterinary Center Hours:

Monday – Friday: 7:30a.m. – 6:00p.m.*
Saturday: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

*Closed 12:30p.m. - 2:00p.m. every 3rd & 4th Tuesday of the month

New Dawn Animal Behavior Center

11501A 47th St. North
Clearwater, FL 33762

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New Dawn Animal Behavior Center Hours:

Open Tuesday – Saturday

Closed Sundays and Mondays

Visit NewDawnABC.com for upcoming classes

Animal Resource Center

34088 US Hwy 19
Palm Harbor, Florida 34684

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Animal Resource Center Hours:

Sunday - Thursday: 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

Get in touch

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Shelter Fax:

Cruelty Investigation Hotline:

Animal Transport:

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Pet & Estate Planning Tools:

Veterinary Center Phone:

Veterinary Center Fax:


New Dawn Animal Behavior Center Phone:

New Dawn Animal Behavior Center Fax:


Animal Resource Center Phone:


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