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.

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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 Evans is Cincinnati Animal CARE's Executive Director. She is a founding member of Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society, and previously held the same role at Clermont Animal CARE. Carolyn has more than 20 years experience launching, building and successfully leading animal non-profit organizations in our region including United Coalition for Animals, My Furry Valentine and Clermont Animal CARE. She is a graduate of the inaugural class of the Best Friends Animal Society/Southern Utah University Executive Leadership Certification, the world’s first and only post-secondary program for animal welfare professionals. Carolyn holds an MBA from The Ohio State University and has almost a decade experience in the private sector as a management consultant, experience she draws on regularly in her role as Executive Director.

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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.


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.

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