HUMANE PENNSYLVANIA SENIOR STAFF
KAREL MINOR, Chief Executive Officer: Karel is the President & CEO of Humane Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania’s largest network of animal welfare organizations and non-profit veterinary hospitals. Karel has over twenty years of professional experience in the animal welfare sector. He has brought his skills in non-profit management and organization transformation to numerous animal welfare and environmental organizations. He has served in a wide variety of positions ranging from executive leadership to operations, education, and fundraising and development.
Minor served as past president of the board of the Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team, past member of Humane Society of the United States’ Companion Animal Advisory Committee, currently serves as a board member of Federated Humane Societies of Pennsylvania, and other state and national committees and advisory boards. Minor is a regular presenter and trainer at state, regional, and national animal welfare conferences. In addition to his role at Humane PA, Karel is Executive Director of the Humane Pennsylvania Foundation and CEO of Animal Welfare Management Services, llc., Humane PA’s national consulting company.
Karel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Earth/Space Science from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, is married to a brilliant educational administrator and has three equally brilliant and beautiful daughters.
DAMON MARCH, Chief Operating Officer: For more than twenty years, Damon March has specialized in animal welfare and non-profit corporate operations. He has been responsible for the oversight, management, and transformational improvement of several animal welfare organizations.
March is an expert in executing successful start-up or turnaround operations plans and is skilled at rapidly bridging the gap between the current capabilities and aspirations of any organization. Damon is a recognized expert in Euthanasia by Injection training, authorized and accredited by the Humane Society of the United States, and has presented nationally on animal welfare issues.
BRIAN PINTO, MPA, CFRE, Chief Advancement Officer: Brian has over 15 years of non-profit management experience in healthcare, higher education and social services where he has specialized in planning and managing development, marketing and volunteer programs. In his role at Humane Pennsylvania, Brian is responsible for building the annual giving, major gift, and planned giving programs; has oversight over the organization’s marketing, public relations and communication efforts; and is charged with building a robust volunteer program to enhance Humane Pennsylvania’s fundraising efforts.
Brian received his BA in English from Rowan State College and his master’s degree in public administration from DeVry University. He is also a certified fundraising executive (CFRE), having received his initial certification in 2012 and re-certification in 2015. Brian currently serves as President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Berks Regional Chapter. In his spare time, Brian enjoys spending time with his 2 sons (beagles), Nemo and Buddy.
MICHAEL BACH, Chief Financial Officer: Mike obtained his Chartered Accountant from England (the English equivalent of a CPA and MBA) in 1979. He has more than 18 years of demonstrated history working in a variety of industries and brings to Humane Pennsylvania a strong finance background in financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, cash management, insurance, strategic planning, and accounting department management and administration. Mike aspires to improve the financial reporting and other IT systems within the organization; to strengthen its relationship with outside business partners; and to ensure that the organization is financially able to achieve its vision of enhancing and continually improving animal welfare services to the communities it serves.
Mike and his wife of 28 years, are involved in the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue and have adopted an 8-year-old rescue named Stanford, as well as an 11-year-old cat called Spooky.
LEANN QUIRE, Director of Shelter Operations: Leann graduated from York College of Pennsylvania in 2011 where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. Leann started her career in animal welfare in 2006 while volunteering with The Humane Society of Berks County. She has worked for The Humane Society of Berks County for over 10 years. Most recently, Leann was promoted to run the overall operations for both The Humane Society of Berks County and The Humane League of Lancaster County. Leann utilizes her knowledge in animal science and experience in animal welfare to promote and oversee exceptional care for the animals while they are in the shelter. She hopes to continue to build relationships within the community to promote a better understanding of animal education and lifesaving efforts.
Leann shares her home in Antietam with her husband and her adopted family: a Pug/Corgi Mix named Moose; an English Bulldog named Stella; and two cats, Stassi and Rue.
LISA MALKIN, Director of Hospital Administration: Lisa graduated from Mercer County School of Nursing in 1985 and worked in human nursing in the fields of geriatrics, oncology and pediatrics before making the jump to veterinary medicine in 2000. She has worked as a veterinary nurse in Oncology, emergency and general practice. Lisa has experience in hospital management in both corporate and private sectors. She shares her home with her husband, daughters, and her adopted family; a pit bull named Bindi Sue and five cats; Mojo, Frostbite, Majik, Ashes and Bo.
HUMANE PENNSYLVANIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors of Humane Pennsylvania represents a broad cross section of the community and provides the organization with a wide variety of skills and expertise. The Board of Humane Pennsylvania provides organizational and fiscal oversight and guidance and works with the professional staff to ensure adherence to and direction of Humane Pennsylvania’s mission.
Our Board members are elected community volunteers who donate their various areas of expertise and endless amounts of time to govern the policies and finances of the organization. Through their guidance we have an appreciation of the community’s heart and voice. Their sole motivation is concern for the shelter and the animals we serve, and we thank them for their dedication.
Correspondence with the Board of Directors can be forwarded to the attention of the Board of Directors via mail to Humane Pennsylvania, 1729 N. 11th Street Reading, PA 19604 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melissa Eggert, Chair – Teacher, Riverside Elementary
JoAnn Bombay, Vice Chair – Product Planning Specialist, Carpenter Technology
Gary Moyer, Treasurer – Chief Lending Officer, Tompkins VIST Bank
Peggy Kershner, Secretary – Executive Director, BCPS/Berks Connections
Ron Bair, Jr., CFP® – John Hancock Financial Network
Carolyn Chenworth – Project Scheduler, J.F. Kiely Service Co.
Barbara Downing – Professor of Nursing, Alvernia University
John M. Herman, Esq. – Principal, NAI Keystone Commercial & Industrial, LLC
Karen Linder – Charitable Giving Coordinator, Performance Toyota
Karel Minor – President/CEO, Humane Pennsylvania
Bill Purcell – Owner, Purcell Construction
Kristen Woodward –- Artist & Professor, Albright College