Dog with Ball - Arizona Humane Society Staff

Meet Our Leadership Team

The Arizona Humane Society’s leadership team consists of some of the most dedicated and talented individuals in the animal welfare community.

Through their combined efforts to further the organization’s mission, we are creating more groundbreaking programs and saving more pets’ lives than ever before.



Dr. Steven R. Hansen
President and CEO

Matthew Johnson, CPA
Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer


Lauren Martich, CFRE
Vice President of Development

Debbie McKnight
Vice President of Field and Animal Welfare


Kelsea Patton
Vice President of Strategy, External Affairs and Service Operations


Jill Santa
Vice President of Human Resources

Melissa Thompson
Vice President of Medical Operations


Sara Cruz-Mora
Director of Foster & Volunteer Engagement


Serena Ness
Director of Shelter Medicine

Kimberly Ring
Director of Marketing, Media and Outreach