Humane Society of Midland County Board of Directors
President – Neil Wackerle
Mr. Wackerle is a Michigan native having lived in the Tri-City area his entire life. Retired from Dow Chemical. President of HSoMC, May 2009- August 2011. Re-elected January 2012. Led efforts to change Animal Control of Midland from using the gas chamber to euthanasia by injection and then led efforts to transition the county shelter from the Sheriff to HSoMC management. Mr Wackerle has been in animal rescue and advocacy since the early 1970's.
Vice President – Kara Gordon
Global Director of Ethics & Compliance and Assistant General Counsel for The Dow Chemical Company; relocated to Midland from Philadelphia by Dow in 2012. Elected to the HSoMC Board in February 2016, Ms. Gordon is interested in leading a membership drive and assisting with other fundraising efforts to finance a new HSoMC facility. She has been involved in animal rescue since 2003 when she adopted her first Bulldog.
Secretary – Karen Brines
Karen retired from the City of Midland in 2016. She has been involved with HSoMC since 2010. Karen has fostered many animals including rabbits, pigs, goats, dogs and cats. In addition to being a foster, Karen chairs the HSoMC rummage sale and has volunteered in our annual Ties and Tails Gala.
Treasurer – Mark Lollar
Mark joined the board of directors in February 2017 and has been active in fundraising efforts. Mark and his wife count five parrots and two cats in their flock.
Director – Jessica Robison
Jessica is an associate attorney at Wilson Law Office, P.C. in Midland. Jessica currently has three cats and an English Bulldog.
Director – Dana Hill
Dana is employed by Garber Automotive and a resident of Midland. She has been a member since 2011 and a foster guardian for dogs needing additional care for medical or behavioral issues. Also involved with Adoption events, Ties & Tails committee and volunteer dog walker at shelter.
Director – Clark Kruetzberg
Over 30 years experience sales and marketing. Manages and tracks kennel sponsorship, active in events, fostering and fundraising.
Director – Steve Lepper
Retired from Dow Chemical, Pet Pantry coordinator. Leads TNR (trap, neuter, return) program that is designed to eliminate breeding at feral cat colonies in Midland County. Assists with writing articles.