Sherry began volunteering at the Houston Humane Society in 1982, finding her life's passion. She served as Board President for two years before taking the position as Executive Director.
Currently, Sherry serves on two animal control advisory boards, the Texas Federation of Animal Care Societies, and several other animal care committees and in addition serves on the THLN board, . Her family includes HHS adoptees Taylor, Mytcee and Guillermo.
Marjolein Lemmon was born in the Netherlands and found her way to Texas by way of Mexico, Taiwan and Curacao. She graduated from Sam Houston
State University in Huntsville in 1986 with a
Bachelor of Science in Animal Science degree.
Starting out as a volunteer at the Rita B. Huff Animal Shelter while in college, she later became a staff member, then manager, and is now the Executive Director. Marjolein was involved in establishing a Spay/Neuter Financial Assistance Program in liaison with the local veterinarians in 1994 and co-established an in-house spay/neuter clinic at the shelter in 2003 with the generous help of Bob Barker's DJ&T Foundation. Walker County being a Red Cross HUB in case of disasters, appointed Marjolein to be the Facilities and Food team leader and she acted as such during Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. Marjolein is an active member of the Rotary Club of Huntsville. She has two children, Christopher (22) and Anneke (19), and four adopted (of course) cats: Harley, Twizzler, Simba and Nala.
Honorary Lifetime Board Member
Stan Parker has been in Law Enforcement for over 25 years. Stan spent 19 years with the Big Spring Police Department with 5 years of that time as the Supervisor of Animal Control.
He was on the Board of Directors for the Texas Federation of Humane Societies in 2003-2004.
In 2008 he was elected Sheriff Of Howard County and took office as Sheriff on January 1, 2009. In 2012 he was re-elected and is currently serving his second term as Sheriff of Howard County.
Sallie has more than 35 years experience in the animal welfare field, particularly in San Antonio.
She began in the 1970’s on the Board of Man & Beast, Inc., going to schools to present programs. She was Executive Director of the Animal Defense League for over 12 years, during which time she turned the shelter around to become the premier shelter in the City, while appearing on all major TV networks, newspaper, and radio with pets for adoption. The Pets & Baby Class was introduced to San Antonio by Sallie as well as the procurement of grants to twice bring the “Link” between animal abuse, child abuse, and family violence workshops to the City. Having been on the first board of the Animal Resource Center, a spay/neuter clinic, she has served on task forces assigned by the mayor.
She founded Animal Friends Humane Society in 2001. Currently President of Friends of Animal Care Services, Board member of the Humane Society of Williamson County, she has served as a board member as well as secretary of the Texas Federation of Humane Societies for over 20 years. She is Secretary/Treasurer of Alamo Area Partners for Animal Welfare, and is on the San Antonio Animal Care Services Advisory Board. Sallie resides in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, Don, three dogs (Charlie, Prince, and Foxy) and two cats (Sweetie and Tigger), all pets being rescues.
Jamey has worked in the animal care industry since beginning his career in 1995 with the Humane Society of North Texas. After a brief stint as an Animal Services Officer for the City of Benbrook, Jamey was lured back to HSNT where he took over the position of Director of Shelter Operations in 1998, a position he held for five years. In July of 2003 he became the Animal Services Manager for the City of Lubbock. Jamey returned to the Dallas/Fort Worth area when he accepted the position of Animal Control Supervisor for the City of Bedford in July 2004. In 2007, Jamey accepted his current position of Animal Services Manager for the City of Plano where he is working to expand the shelter's outreach and education programs and improve upon the city's already great placement rate of more than 80T of all animals handled.
JO ANNE JACKSON
Jo Anne Jackson was employed as an Animal Control Officer with the City of Killeen and as Executive Director of the Waco Humane Society from 1985 – 2000 and again from 2003 - 2004.
She served as Clinic Manager for the Humane Society of the United States, Spay Neuter and Wellness Clinic from 2000 – 2003. She is presently employed with Citizens for Animal Protection as the Director of Administrative Services. She has been there since 2006.
Luis was a Veterinary Technician for 8 years and an emergency Veterinary Technician for 2 years. He then made the transition to Waco Police Animal Control and has been working for Animal Control since 2007. He says he absolutely loves it! The joy of removing neglected and cruelly treated animals from unfit owners and giving them a second chance at life is very rewarding. He has found that most people are genuinely good and just need a little education on animal ordinances and laws. In 2013 he transferred over to the Animal Shelter as the Shelter Manager. After work he enjoys training Mix Martial Arts cage fighters. He teaches boxing, kickboxing, and Muay-Thai and trains in the art of Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Training Mix Martial Arts (MMA) keeps his mind sharp and to be able to do his job as a Field Supervisor more efficiently.
Kara Montiel is the San Marcos Animal Services Manager. She graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. An animal lover since childhood, Kara began volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary in high school. She then worked as an adoption clerk at a Humane Society, a veterinary technician/practice manager for private practices while in college, then in Veterinary Services at Town Lake Animal Center in Austin. Kara joined the City of San Marcos in September 2007 as Animal Shelter Supervisor, and was later promoted to Animal Services Manager in June 2013. During this time, San Marcos Animal Services has grown as an organization offering new programs and services. Kara has built a strong team of talented individuals that truly care for animals and love what they do.
Tammy Miller has been active in animal welfare for more than two decades. In her early 20’s she began pursuing her passion of working with animals by first volunteering and then working for the Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT). Later in her career while working with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Tammy was humbled to take part in the rescue efforts of Hurricane Katrina. While with HSUS she also led the efforts of Project Barkansas, a temporary emergency housing program, during a large scale investigation utilizing resources from dozens of other agencies across the United States.
Tammy now manages the Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center which serves the cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Duncanville. Tammy is also a proud Board Member of the Humane Society of North Texas, Plano Advisory Board, and the Texas Federation of Animal Care Societies. Tammy is blessed to have a very understanding and supportive family that often supports her passion through various areas of volunteerism in animal welfare. Tammy shares her home with her beloved husband Tommy, 2 children finishing college, 1 Cat, 3 Dogs, 5 Horses, 6 Pigs, and 23 Chickens – not mention other beloved children and grandchildren who come to visit.