CAROLYN EVANS, Executive Director

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Carolyn is a Founding member of Clermont Animal CARE Humane Society (CACHS) and currently serves on its Board of Directors. It was Carolyn's vision to support the Best Friends Animal Society No Kill 2025 Initiative that led to the formation of CACHS in October 2017 and the decision to bid on the contract for the Clermont County animal shelter.

Carolyn's extensive collaborative work in the Cincinnati-area animal welfare community allowed her to pull together a strong coalition of like-minded individuals and organizations to work toward implementing life-saving programs in support of the No Kill 2025 Initiative. She is the Founder and Board President of My Furry Valentine, host of Greater Cincinnati’s largest animal adoption event celebrating nearly 5,000 adoptions in 7 years; former Board President of United Coalition for Animals, Greater Cincinnati’s first and only high-volume spay/neuter clinic for cats and dogs performing more than 110,000 surgeries to date; and former Board Secretary for HeARTsSpeak, an international non-profit organization that unites art and advocacy to increase the visibility of shelter animals. Through these endeavors, Carolyn has cultivated many long-standing relationships that will serve to fortify the Clermont Animal CARE Humane Society mission in service to the people and animals of Clermont County.

ANNA FRIEDMAN, Shelter Director

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Upon earning her Masters in Social Work (MSW), Anna briefly worked as a Clinical Therapist before discovering her true passion of animal welfare. She has been working in the field since 2007, initially in the realms of Humane Education and Volunteer Management and more recently as the Director of a progressive rescue organization, One Tail at at Time in Chicago, IL, with a focus on both open adoptions and diversion programming.

Anna and her family moved to Northern Kentucky in December of 2017 and it seemed kismet that Clermont Animal CARE had just been awarded the contract to manage the county shelter and was looking for a Director. Anna often brings her work home with her in the form of foster puppies which her resident dogs, Johnny and Angus, begrudgingly tolerate. In addition to all things animal, Anna loves going on family hikes, road trips, and lunch dates with her one-year old daughter, Frankie.

CURTIS BOHNHOFF, Chief Warden

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Curtis has been in law enforcement for the last four years, the past two as a Humane Agent for Clermont County. Serving as Chief Warden since January 2018, Curtis wants to demonstrate to the people of Clermont County that we are here to ensure the well-being of our animals and that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in our community. 

KELLI SIEBER, Medical Director

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Kelli is a Registered Veterinary Technician in the State of Ohio and currently serves as our shelter Medical Director. She has ten years experience as an RVT, working for MedVet Medical and Cancer Center for Pets for the past seven years, and at CARE Center for three. Kelli studied Veterinary Technology at the University of Cincinnati where she actually obtained some of her practical training at the Clermont County shelter ten years ago. As Class President, Kelli led a fundraising project to get Kuranda dog beds donated for every kennel at the shelter. Kelli also serves the community as a Board Member of My Furry Valentine.

RENEE BATES, Shelter Manager

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Renee has been involved in animal welfare for more than 6 years. Renee worked for the Brown County Animal Shelter and was a key volunteer for the Brown County Humane Society for many years as Volunteer, Foster and Rescue Coordinator, and Adoption Advocate. During that time, she launched a Meals-on-Wheels program for Brown and Adams Counties, an important community service provides pet food to more than 225 seniors, thus keeping beloved pets in their homes with the people who love them.

 

ERIN GRAUL, Field Services Officer

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Erin is a Clermont County native, originally from Goshen. She attended Live Oaks where she studied Animal Science and has been working with animals off and on for the past 25 years. The thing Erin loves most about her job working out in the field as an officer for the Clermont County animal shelter is that every day is different, while meeting and helping people and animals in the county. 

PAUL MYERS, Field Services Officer, Humane Agent

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Paul has been working with animals for nearly two decades. He began his career working with horses and is an equine specialist with 15 years experience in horsemanship and instruction with an emphasis on western riding. He also worked in animal care management in Harrismith, Africa at the world famous GG Conservation Wildlife Reserve and Lion Sanctuary. As an officer with Clermont's Animal Care and Control, Paul responds to calls for service to enforce local and state animal control laws and as a Humane Agent, investigates claims of animal abuse or neglect. 

CHRISTINA LIPPOLD, Animal CARE Technician, Medical Assistant

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Christina has been a Shelter Kennel Technician for 12 years, with experience at League for Animal Welfare, our private, no-kill shelter friends in Batavia. There she was responsible for the health and well-being of the animals, and she also began volunteering at off-site events such as the My Furry Valentine Mega Adoption, working on fundraising event committees and getting involved in other special projects. One of Christina's favorite accomplishments at the League was planting and registering a Monarch Butterfly waystation. Not only did it support the LFAW's cat enrichment program, but the effort helped assure the preservation of the species and the continuation of the spectacular monarch migration phenomenon.

Christina is mom to two adorable kitty cats and her yard is a safe haven to all wildlife. In addition to the League Monarch habitat, she also created a Monarch waystation in her home garden. Animals have always been part of her life, so working in this field just makes good sense!

AMBER STINSON, Lead Animal CARE Technician

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Amber Stinson is a huge animal lover, who has volunteered for Angel's Rest Animal Sanctuary and Cincinnati Pit Crew as well as helped with transports and adoptions for other rescues. Amber was the Doggy Daycare Manager at Animal Ark Pet Resort for 6 years where her passion for helping dogs only grew stronger.

Amber has had a wide array of critters in her life from guinea pigs to horses and everything in between. Amber and her husband currently have a pack of 7 dogs, and 1 cat who’s basically a dog. Being in the kennels, working hands-on with the dogs who need the most support is part of who she is. Amber’s family is largely the reason for her love of animals and they continue to inspire her every day.

TRISHA SPENCE, Animal CARE Technician

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In her early 20's, Trisha was given a dog as a gift - he was the one that fueled her fire to rescue. At nine months old, he had a serious accident and although both vets and trainers advised euthanasia, Trisha never gave up on her boy. Her love and commitment to him is what led her to the field of animal rescue. Throughout the years Trisha has worked in several shelters and done a lot of volunteer and foster work with various organizations, but her true passion is animal hospice. Working at the shelter gives her the opportunity to advocate for seniors and special needs animals. Trisha is grateful to be working at a shelter like Clermont that aligns with her own values and continues to fight for those hard cases.

 

 

 

ASHLEY VORNHAGEN, Animal CARE Technician

 Ashley’s love for animals is something that was instilled in her at a very young age and has since formed a solid foundation for not only her career, but also her home life. She and her husband have a house full of animals including five dogs and two cats, and have shared their home with birds, sugar gliders, and reptiles of all kinds over the years. Ashley believes that patience, knowledge, and education is key with having animals, and strives to be an advocate and voice for those who need it the most. Born and raised in Clermont County, she is happy to be a part of the exciting change happening every day at the Clermont County animal shelter, and looks forward to seeing what the future holds.

Ashley’s love for animals is something that was instilled in her at a very young age and has since formed a solid foundation for not only her career, but also her home life. She and her husband have a house full of animals including five dogs and two cats, and have shared their home with birds, sugar gliders, and reptiles of all kinds over the years. Ashley believes that patience, knowledge, and education is key with having animals, and strives to be an advocate and voice for those who need it the most. Born and raised in Clermont County, she is happy to be a part of the exciting change happening every day at the Clermont County animal shelter, and looks forward to seeing what the future holds.

CARLA HOFMANN, Volunteer Coordinator

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Carla is a life-long animal advocate. She started volunteering in the animal community in 2015 after she lost one of her dogs to bone marrow cancer.  She felt volunteering would be a nice way to memorialize her pup and pay it forward for animals in need.  Little did she know that she would find a strong passion for helping the homeless and neglected animals in her community.  Through her volunteering experience she has coordinated adoption events, fostered puppies and currently helps with fundraising events. Her true love is working one on one with the dogs and assisting in the adoption process.