Board of Directors

Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.

  • Grace Christopher - President
  • Kate Kelley - Vice President
  • Dawn Zavala - Secretary/Treasurer
  • Nancy Ligibel - Auxiliary President
  • David Boudouris, DVM
  • Pam Koontz
  • Rob Ludeman
  • Michael Myers, DVM
  • Phil Selden
  • Dawn Wroblewski-Roeske

Board Members Emeritus

  • George Fell
  • Lee Murray
  • Jack Niggemyer, DVM
  • Geneva Williams


  • Helen F. Bensch - Executive Director
  • Dr. Brent Couts - Veterinarian
  • Lauren King - Vet Tech
  • Janie Perry - Assistant
  • Ann Sherburne - Animal Care
  • Savannah Ayers - Animal Care
  • Morgan Adkins - Animal Care
  • Austin Jones - Animal Care
  • Spring Jones - Animal Care
  • How You Can Help the Animals at Toledo Animal Shelter Everyday!
    Even if you can't come to the shelter, there are still many ways you can help the animals everyday! Click on the buttons to the right to learn about all the fun & easy ways you can help!
    The Toledo Animal Shelter is now part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program. If you register on the Kroger web site, every time you shop and use your Kroger Plus Card Kroger will make a donation to the Toledo Animal Shelter at no cost to you.
    Go to If you have an account, log in, and if you don't, just click "Register" and follow the prompts.
    1. On your account homepage, click "Enroll" in Community Rewards.
    2. Search for "Toledo Animal Shelter" or enter 83879., check the box next to Toledo Animal Shelter and hit "enroll".
    3. Our organization (NPO) number is 83879.

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