Meet Our Staff
Annie Guion: Executive Director
Annie came to WCHS in April of 2008, new to animal welfare, but with 15 years of non-profit management experience in the field of environmental education. Annie has a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Cornell University and a Master's degree in Education from Antioch/New England. Working at WCHS is Annie's favorite job to date, thanks to a great staff, supportive community and work that makes a difference in the lives of animals and people. Her favorite part of the job is the daily challenges that arise and coming up with the creative solutions they require. Outside of work, Annie enjoys spending time with her family, singing, dancing, hiking, biking, swimming, skiing and skating. She lives in Newfane with her partner, Chuck, and their two rescue mutts, Toby & Lucy.
Keri Roberts: Animal Care Manager
Keri has worked at WCHS since 2002 and gets the award for longevity! Keri's favorite part of her job is socializing feral kittens and helping sick and injured animals and finding new, loving homes for them. Outside of work, she is currently training for a black belt in Tae Kwon Do at Rouleau-Holleys. Keri lives in Brattleboro and enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, their twin daughters Kayleigh & Brooke, their son, Devin, and stepson, Christopher. She has a 12 year old cat, Lucifer, a Splendid Parakeet, Skittles, a gerbil, Marbles, and 3 fish.
Carolyn Conrad: Operations Coordinator
Carolyn started as a volunteer at WCHS in 2006, first working as a front desk volunteer and later getting trained as an Animal Cruelty and Neglect Investigator. Having held numerous positions in the corporate and education fields, she's excited to fully dedicate herself to the non-profit sector. She loves all animals, but has a soft spot for the old, abused, or special needs cases. She currently shares her house with a beagle named Buddy, a cat named Jasper (who thinks he's a dog), two hamsters, Nugget and Bean, and two African Dwarf Frogs, Ipso and Facto.
Anna Mefferd: Canine Specialist & Certified Pet Dog Trainer
Holly McCarrick: Canine Caregiver & Adoption Counselor
Holly is our newest addition to staff. She has an amazing way with the dogs and loves to see them go to good homes. She's quickly become our number one embassador for rescue pups of all sorts. She shares her enthusiasm with everyone who walks through our doors.
Jasmine Burgess: Feline Caregiver & Adoption Counselor
Jasmine started at WCHS as a volunteer, before starting to work for us as our feline caregiver. When she doesn't have handfuls of kittens, she's finishing her degree and working towards her goal of being an Animal Control Officer.