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The Maryland SPCA is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of volunteers who care about the welfare of animals. They work diligently to ensure the mission of the MD SPCA is carried out to its fullest potential.

2017 Board of Directors:

  • President: David Imre
  • Vice President: Eric DeCosta
  • Vice President: Sharon Kroupa
  • Treasurer: David Beard-Sackett
  • Secretary: Joanne Pollak
  • Ken Aneckstein 
  • Peter Askew
  • Clarke Bessent
  • Robin Bozzuto
  • Dr. Tracey Chessare
  • Sibley Classen
  • Karen Colvin
  • Elizabeth Drigotas
  • Dr. John Fioramonti
  • Clarke Griffin
  • Olachi Hamilton
  • Mary Jean Herron
  • Dawn Kirstaetter
  • Jody Lemken
  • Tommy Maulding
  • Diane Nachtwey
  • Julie Rubin
  • Debra Schubert
  • Barbara Simmons
  • Patti Sterling
  • Anne Stone
  • Jeff Sube
  • Shawn Tarrant
  • Howie Wolfe

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Key Staff:

  • Executive Director: James "Jim" Peirce
  • Director of Operations: Nichole Miller
  • Director of Development: Wendy Webster
  • Director of Veterinary Services: Dr. Karen Burks, DVM
  • Director of Communications & Media Relations: Tina Regester
  • Director of Human Resources: Deidre Carroll
  • Director of Special Projects: Cheryl Bernard Smith
  • Director of Community Affairs: Katie Flory​