Board of Directors

Meet Our Board of Directors


The Watauga Humane Society Board of Directors is comprised of up to 15 directors, 4 of whom are officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Members are elected in staggered terms of three years and serve as advocates for the Watauga Humane Society, its staff, and, of course, the animals. These positions are all volunteer based, with no compensation. Each member helps secure the financial resources and partnerships needed to advance the mission of Watauga Humane Society.

Our Board Members:

  • President: Paula Katers
  • Vice President: Kristan Cockerill
  • Treasurer: Robin Romanus
  • Interim Secretary: Shanté Mathes
  • County Commissioner Liaison: Larry Turnbow
  • Member: Stacy Brooks
  • Member: Melissa Helms
  • Member: Lesley Ashworth
  • Member: Carole Cheek
  • Member: Jan Rienerth
  • Member: Carol Truett
  • Member: Teri Van Dyke
  • Member: Patty Dale