Cincinnati Animal CARE Board of Directors

Meet the Board Members of Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society working to support the lost and homeless pets of Hamilton County.

Carol Sanger

Carol Sanger

Board President

Carol is currently on the Board of Directors of the League for Animal Welfare. Founded in 1949, League for Animal Welfare is a privately funded, non-profit organization providing much-needed care for unwanted, lost and neglected cats and dogs in our community. As the oldest and one of the largest no-kill shelters in the area, the League serves the Greater Cincinnati area through initiatives to reduce the number of homeless animals and to help people better care for their pets.

She is also the former Board President for both the League for Animal Welfare and United Coalition for Animals, Chair/Director Emeritus of Pets in Need of Greater Cincinnati and Regional Coordinator for Westie Rescue Indiana. In her professional career, Carol served for 22 years as the Vice-President of Corporate Communications and External Affairs at Federated Department Store.

Carolyn Evans

Carolyn Evans

Executive Director

Carolyn is a founding member of Clermont Animal CARE Humane Society (CACHS) and volunteers as the organization’s Executive Director. 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 enabled her to pull together a strong coalition of like-minded individuals and organizations to work toward implementing proven lifesaving programs and the successful animal shelter bid. She is the founder and Board President of My Furry Valentine, host of Greater Cincinnati’s largest animal adoption event celebrating more than 7,000 adoptions in 9 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 132,500 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.

Carolyn holds a B.S. in Management from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from The Ohio State University. She has a decade of experience as a management consultant. She’s a proud graduate of the inaugural Best Friends’ Animal Society Executive Leadership Program, the first lifesaving certification for animal services executive level leaders in the nation.

In addition to her charitable work, Carolyn’s pet photography studio, phoDOGrapher, has been photographing pets & their people for nearly two decades. She lives in Mt. Adams with her husband, their two animal-loving boys, and 3 rescue dogs Abby, Capt. Jack, and Sanchez, a CACHS alum.

Carolyn Besl

Carolyn Besl

Board Secretary

Cici is a Magistrate with the Warren County Common Pleas Court handling criminal felony arraignments and civil cases. Carolyn is also a founding member of the Warren County Drug Court Treatment Team, which provides alternatives to incarceration for substance users seeking change. Carolyn grew up with her sister and fellow board member, April Besl, on a 30-acre horse farm with wire hair fox terriers and standard poodles. An animal lover, Carolyn was a competitive equine eventer and would often be found trail riding with the family dogs by her side. Today, Carolyn lives in Hamilton Township and is on the hunt for her next canine best friend.

Greg Haskett

Greg Haskett

Board Treasurer

After enjoying a 25-year career in franchising, Greg has transitioned full-time into the non-profit world. As a Deputy Director at the American Red Cross working in disaster recovery, Greg now enjoys helping people recover from large scale national disasters. It is heartbreaking to see people lose their homes in hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes, but equally heartwarming to be a part of their recovery. Being a part of this type of recovery has been a lifelong passion with animals… helping them evolve into the new and better life that all animals deserve. Greg is a volunteer at several humane organizations, has fostered numerous abandoned dogs, coordinated humane events, and even spent time as a dog mascot at local events. The best part of his day are the morning and evening walks with forever foster dogs Scooter & Olivia.

Dr. Julie O'Connell, DVM

Dr. Julie O'Connell, DVM

Board Member

Dr. Julie O’Connell is the owner of Park Plaza Animal Hospital and a passionate advocate for progressive shelter medicine. She grew up on the West Side of Cincinnati, attended McAuley High School, then served in the United States Army for 3 years, before attending Colorado State University, where she graduated with a degree in Zoology. Dr. Julie then moved back to Ohio, to attend the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with her degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and moved back to Cincinnati to practice.

Carmen Alberini

Carmen Alberini

Board Member
Julie Bauke

Julie Bauke

Board Member

Julie Bauke is the Chief Career Advisor of The Bauke Group, a Strategic Career Advisory firm. She is the Careers and Jobs Expert on Cincinnati’s 700WLW Radio, the author of “Stop Peeing On Your Shoes: Avoiding the 7 Mistakes that Screw Up your Job Search”, and a professional speaker on career and workplace issues. Her career includes Human Resources leadership roles with companies in a variety of industries and significant experience in career management services and has worked closely with diverse individuals, from CEO’s to professional athletes, coaching them in pursuit of their best “career life”. A lifelong animal lover and supporter of multiple animal charities, Julie is focused on developing and growing CACHS to be the leader in progressive animal sheltering in our region and beyond. She is a graduate of Purdue University.

Adam Herr

Adam Herr

Board Member
Diana Lara

Diana Lara

Board Member
Mary Gimpel

Mary Gimpel

Board Member
Lynn Marmer

Lynn Marmer

Board Member

ADVISORY BOARD

Cincinnati Animal CARE’s comprehensive Advisory Board ensures we have guidance on best practices in the areas of animal code enforcement, animal welfare, business development, veterinary medicine and fundraising.

  • Tawny Hammond, National Director of Leadership Advancement
  • Chris Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Barefoot Proximity
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