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
Pam Duval
Pam Duval
Chief Financial Officer
813-534-4004
Ornella Varchi, MBA, CFRE
Ornella Varchi, MBA, CFRE
Chief Development Officer
813-876-4150
Karla Bard, DVM
Karla Bard, DVM
Director of Medical Operations
813-870-3304
Gretel Harvey
Gretel Harvey
Director of Hospital Operations
813-252-2026
Danyelle Van Horn
Danyelle Van Horn
Director of Shelter Operations
813-774-4308
Lon Savini
Lon Savini
Director of Facilities and Logistics
904-894-0139
Regan Blessinger
Regan Blessinger
Marketing and Content Manager
813-730-4414
Glen Hatchell
Glen Hatchell
Behavior and Enrichment Manager
813- 291-7140
Liz McCoy
Liz McCoy
Special Events Manager
813-252-2027
Mark Pannitto
Mark Pannitto
Volunteer Manager
813-291-7357
Carie Peterson
Carie Peterson
Adoption Manager
813-774-4339
Lisa Novorska
Lisa Novorska
Donor and Community Engagement Manager
813-774- 4344
Tony Sherrod
Tony Sherrod
Animal Care Manager
Angel Rodriguez
Angel Rodriguez
Shelter Logistics Manager
Colleen Tessmer
Colleen Tessmer
Human Resources Manager
813-708-1237
Jessica Tiso
Jessica Tiso
Humane Education Manager
813-774-4311
Kim Valdiviezo
Kim Valdiviezo
Medical Services Manager
813-876-7138
Liz Colley
Liz Colley
Community Outreach & TNVR Coordinator
813-625-0910

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

Sarah Glaser, Vice President

Phil Nodhturft III, Treasurer

Nancy Newman, Secretary

Morris Massey, Member at Large

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

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.