Kendall D. Paul
FJ Reitz High School ‘89
B.S. Public Relations, Emphasis in Radio/Television, University of Southern Indiana ‘95
Certificate in Fundraising, Indiana University School of Philanthropy
Leadership Evansville graduate
Kendall began her career with the VHS cleaning kennels in 1996. She has since served as the Operations Manager, the Public Relations & Events Manager, and now Executive Director.
Finn the Boxer/Bulldog and Eleven the Boxer (VHS alumni), 2 ducks, 14 hens, and her VHS office pet, Severus Snake the ball python, another VHS alum.
Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings
Favorite Sports Teams:
Chicago Cubs & Pittsburgh Steelers
Cindy A. Nemer
Evansville, Indiana (“West Side is the best side!”)
Mater Dei High School ‘71
B.S. Business Administration & Accounting, University of Southern Indiana
Cindy began volunteering at the VHS in 1990. She was a Board Member from 1994-1996 and joined the staff in 1996.
Luna the Shar Pei mix, Rylie Sue the Beagle mix, and a house full of felines
Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
Um, frozen? :)
Harrison High School ’02
B.A. Psychology with Concentration in Animal Behavior, Purdue University ‘07
Wende joined the VHS team as an Animal Care Technician in 2008. She has served as Medical/Intakes Supervisor, and was promoted to Assistant Operations Manager in 2009. She became Operations Manager in 2016.
Dog Boscoe; cats Timmy, Olaf, Tilt, and Betty
Myers-Briggs personality type:
Favorite type of tea:
Assistant Operations Manager
Amanda D. Coburn
North High School ‘08
B.S.B.A. Business Administration & Law, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC ‘11
Amanda became a VHS volunteer in 2011. She joined the staff as a part-time public relations/events assistant in 2013, and has since served as Adoption Counselor and now Development Coordinator since 2015.
Three cats, Moon, Westley, and Falkor; and office cat Maya (VHS alumna)
Harry Potter, all things Disney, The Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings
Myers-Briggs personality type:
Cyndi Hoon Donley
Humane Education & Volunteer Coordinator
Bedford-North Lawrence High School ‘80
B.A. Telecommunications & Theater, Indiana University ‘84
Cyndi began volunteering as a docent at VHS in 1995. She was asked to join the VHS team in 2003 and now splits her time between Humane Education and the Volunteer program.
Fiona the Golden Retriever and office cat Maya (both VHS alumni)
The Beatles and Led Zeppelin
Harrison High School ‘65
West Side Beauty College
Diane has dedicated nearly her entire adult life to the VHS’ cause. Her mother was a long-time volunteer until her passing in 1997. Diane carries on her legacy today and has served as a volunteer, Board Member from 1982-2004, and staff member from 2004-present.
Ms. Wiggles the wiggly pit bull, and cats Bandit, Bailey, & Bengal (VHS alumni)
Dances with Wolves
If you were a dog, what breed would you be?
An American Staffordshire Terrier (“pit bull”) of course!
with at least 1 year of service:
Animal Care Technicians:
Dr. Julie Gray
Vet Assistants with at least 1 year of service:
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