Our Mission

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort for companion animals in need.

Our Vision

Leading the Way Because Every Life Counts.™

Our Core Values

Compassion
Compassion

Compassion and respect for all, each other and animals.

Commitment
Commitment

Commitment to lead the way in animal welfare.

Community
Community

Serving the community with optimism and integrity.

About HSTB

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides shelter for homeless & at risk animals, adoptions, hospital and TNVR services for the general public; operates independently from the Humane Society of the United States. And we, along with our animals, would love to have you as a partner on this journey.

Stand with us and other like-minded individuals, animal welfare organizations, foundations and companies as we work to end animal homelessness in Tampa Bay. By lending your voice, mobilizing supporters and customers, and helping to raise critical funds, you can change the lives of pets and people.

Our Leadership

Sherry Silk
Sherry Silk
Chief Executive Officer
813-774-4309
Ornella Varchi, MBA, CFRE
Ornella Varchi, MBA, CFRE
Chief Development Officer
813-876-4150
Pam Duval
Pam Duval
Chief Financial Officer
813-534-4004
Danyelle Ho
Danyelle Ho
Director of Shelter Operations
813-774-4308
Gretel Harvey
Gretel Harvey
Director of Hospital Operations
813-252-2026
Karla Bard, DVM
Karla Bard, DVM
Director of Medical Operations
813-870-3304
Maria Matlack
Maria Matlack
Director of Marketing
813-774-4313
Colleen Tessmer
Colleen Tessmer
Human Resources Manager
813-708-1237
Carie Peterson
Carie Peterson
Adoption Manager
813-774-4339
Lon Savini
Lon Savini
Shelter Operations Manager
904-894-0139
Kim Valdiviezo
Kim Valdiviezo
Intake Manager
813-876-7138
Liz McCoy
Liz McCoy
Special Events Manager
813-252-2027
Lisa Novorska
Lisa Novorska
Volunteer Manager
Giannina Varchi
Giannina Varchi
Humane Education Manager
813-774-4311
Darlene Esposito
Darlene Esposito
TNVR Manager
813-625-0910
Glen Hatchell
Glen Hatchell
Behavior and Enrichment Manager
813- 291-7140
Angel Rodriguez
Angel Rodriguez
Animal Care Manager
Sarah Dale
Sarah Dale
Donor Relations & Grants Coordinator
813-774-4306

Our Board of Directors

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is governed by our Board of Directors who are elected in January and serve on the board for a three year term.

Morris C. Massey, President
Deputy City Attorney

Suzie Archibald, Vice President

Laura L. Tatem, Treasurer
Director of Internal Audit – Tampa International Airport

Nancy Newman, Secretary
Retired – Director of Patient Support and Advocacy, Moffitt Cancer Center

Mary Scott, Member at Large
Retired – General Manager, Marriott

Meredith Balasco

Ryan Cook
Director of Inside Sales

Liana Fuente
Vice President, Brand Development, The Fuente Companies

Sarah Glaser
Attorney, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Diane Homa
President – Fountainhead Funding

Michael Neff, CFP®
VP & Investment Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors

Philip Nodhturft, III
Attorney, Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP

Rachel Ridley
Managing Director, Avesta Communities

Elise Zahn, DO, MBA, FACEOP-D
Emergency Medicine Physician – Tampa General Hospital

Linda Reitz, Emeritus Board
Financial Consultant

Our Advisory Council

Pat Antinori

Greg Balasco

Mayor Jane Castor

Lisa DeBartolo

Nikki DeBartolo

Lindsay Deignan

Danita Dickman

Carol Funk

Commissioner Ken Hagan

Bobby Harris

Parker Homans

Sandy Murman

Kim Rogers

Jacalin Russo

Cherie Schonbrun

Cathy Smith

Andrea Gonzmart Williams

Our Partners

PARTNER WITH THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF TAMPA BAY

Collaboration and partnership are important to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. We understand that needs-driven, community-based work is the key to ending animal homelessness. Help end animal homelessness by partnering with a leading animal welfare nonprofit.