The mission of the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society is made possible by the day-to-day efforts of our dedicated hard-working staff. Their diligence to quality care, and their devotion to the animals that come through our doors ensures a bright and healthy future for four-legged and two-legged companions alike.

Alex parade Alex
Alex Aguirre
Dog Volunteer Coordinator
Baylee Goodwin
Cat Volunteer Coordinator
Dr. Schank
Dr. Shana Schank, DVM
Medical Director/Veterinarian
Emily Emily and chili
Emily Dunson
Kennel Manager
with Ali Dogs
Julie Cousino
Shelter Manager
Leslie Cortes
Front End Supervisor
Shayna Sharkie
Shayna Bartlett
Veterinary Assistant