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.™

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
Lon Savini
Lon Savini
Director of Facilities and Logistics
904-894-0139
Gretel Harvey
Gretel Harvey
Director of Hospital Operations
813-252-2026
Karla Bard, DVM
Karla Bard, DVM
Director of Medical Operations
813-870-3304
Christine McLarty
Christine McLarty
Marketing Manager
813-774-4313
Colleen Tessmer
Colleen Tessmer
Human Resources Manager
813-708-1237
Carie Peterson
Carie Peterson
Adoption Manager
813-774-4339
Kim Valdiviezo
Kim Valdiviezo
Intake Manager
813-876-7138
Jeff Kanz
Jeff Kanz
Volunteer Manager
813-291-7357
Jessica Tiso
Jessica Tiso
Humane Education Manager
813-774-4311
Liz McCoy
Liz McCoy
Special Events Manager
813-252-2027
Lisa Novorska
Lisa Novorska
Donor and Community Engagement Manager
813-774- 4344
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

Chief Executive Officer

Sherry Silk 

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.

Mary Scott, President
(Retired) General Manager, Marriott

Sarah Glaser, Vice President
Attorney: Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Phil Nodhturft III, Treasurer
Attorney: Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP

Nancy Newman, Secretary
(Retired) Director of Patient Support & Advocacy, Moffitt Cancer Center

Morris Massey, Member at Large
Deputy City Attorney, Office of the City Attorney 

Suzie Archibald

Meredith Balasco

Wyatt Castellvi

Ryan Cook

Liana Fuente

Steven Hearn

Diane Homa

Rachel Ridley

Jacalin Russo

Laura L. Tatem

Elise Zahn, DO, MBA, FACEOP-D

Board Emeritus

Linda Reitz

Advisory Council

Pat Antinori

Greg Balasco

Mayor Jane Castor

Lisa DeBartolo

Nikki DeBartolo

Lindsay Deignan

Danita Dickman

Councilman John Dingfelder

Carol Schwartz Funk

Commissioner Ken Hagan

Bobby Harris

Parker Homans

Sandy Murman

Kim Rogers

Cherie Schonbrun

Cathy Smith

Andrea Gonzmart Williams

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.