Meet the Humans

Kendall D. Paul
Executive Director

Hometown:
Evansville, Indiana

Education:
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

@VHS:
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.

Pets:
Finn the Boxer/Bulldog, Eleven the Boxer, Woody the orange tabby cat, 2 ducks, 14 hens, and her VHS office pet, Severus Snake the ball python.

Fandoms:
Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings

Favorite Sports Teams:
Chicago Cubs & Pittsburgh Steelers


Cindy A. Nemer
Business Manager

Hometown:
Evansville, Indiana (“West Side is the best side!”)

Education:
Mater Dei High School ‘71
B.S. Business Administration & Accounting, University of Southern Indiana

@VHS:
Cindy began volunteering at the VHS in 1990. She was a Board Member from 1994-1996 and joined the staff in 1996.

Pets:
Luna the Shar Pei mix, Rylie Sue the Beagle mix, and a house full of felines

Fandoms:
Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
 Um, frozen? :)


Wende McKinney
Operations Manager

Hometown:
Evansville, IN

Education:
Harrison High School ’02
B.A. Psychology with Concentration in Animal Behavior, Purdue University ‘07

@VHS:
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.

Pets:
Dog Boscoe; cats Timmy, Olaf, Tilt, and Betty

Myers-Briggs personality type:
ISFP-A

Favorite type of tea:
Bubble tea


Amanda D. Coburn
Development Coordinator

Hometown:
Evansville, IN

Education:
North High School ‘08
B.S.B.A. Business Administration & Law, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC ‘11

@VHS:
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.

Pets:
Three cats, Moon, Westley, and Falkor; and VHS office roommates, Maya the calico cat & Curly the gerbil

Fandoms:
Harry Potter, all things Disney, The Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings

Myers-Briggs personality time:
ENFP


Cyndi Hoon Donley
Humane Education & Volunteer Coordinator

Hometown:
Bedford, IN

Education:
Bedford-North Lawrence High School ‘80
B.A. Telecommunications & Theater, Indiana University ‘84

@VHS:
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.

Pets:
Fiona the Golden Retriever (VHS alum); and her VHS office pets, Maya the calico cat and Curly the gerbil.

FavoriteBands:
The Beatles and Led Zeppelin


Diane Whipkey
Receptionist

Hometown:
Evansville, IN

Education:
Harrison High School ‘65
West Side Beauty College

@VHS:
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.

Pets:
Ms. Wiggles the wiggly pit bull, and cats Bandit, Bailey, & Bengal

Favorite Movie:
Dances with Wolves

If you were a dog, what breed would you be?
An American Staffordshire Terrier (“pit bull”) of course!


Daniel Besing
Facilities Technician

Hometown:
Haubstadt, IN

Education:
Gibson Southern High School ’94
B.S. Chemistry, University of Evansville

@VHS:
Daniel’s VHS career began in 2000 as an Animal Care Technician assisting with adoptions and surrenders. He became Facilities Technician in 2006.

Pets:
Sadie the Lab/Husky mix; four cats, Oliver, Ashes, Smokey, and Rigsby

Outside of work:
Daniel is an Evansville Philharmonic Chorus singer of 10 years and a past President of the Chorus. He’s a member at St. Stevens Community Church, regularly attends and sings at Trinity United Methodist Church, and performs in barbershop chorus & quartet and the Evansville Bach Singers.

Favorite Athletic Team:
St. Louis Cardinals


Operations Staff
At least 1 year of service:

Adoption Counselors:
Anney Boylls-Unthank
Lesley Futrell

Intake Counselors:
Rachel DeVasier
Victoria Wolf
Vanessa Brown

Animal Care Technicians:
Helena Brendel-Niles
Audra Reeves
Tracy Folz


Clinic Staff

Meredyth Brown
Clinic Manager

Dr. Michael Blasser
Veterinarian

Dr. Sandra Johnson-Clemons

Veterinarian

Staci Teter
Clinic Receptionist

Vet Assistants with at least 1 year of service:
Amanda Hoehn
Austy French

Get to know the Clinic staff more here!