Meet the Team

Arlene MacSween

Interim Executive Director - Animal Care and Operations

Arlene MacSween started at the Humane Society of Ventura County in 2002 as Office Manager. In 201...

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John Redmond

Interim Executive Director - Finance and Development

John joined the HSVC team in March of 2023 as the Finance Director. He has been in the non-profit...

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Amber Landis

Director of Development

Amber Landis joined the HSVC team in November of 2022 as the Director of Development and is excit...

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Dr. Christina Sisk

Director of Veterinary Services

On March 1st, 2019, the Humane Society of Ventura County welcomed Dr. Christina Sisk to the team ...

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K. King

Humane Investigations Director

Kendra King joined the Humane Society staff in January of 2014 as an adoption counselor. As a lif...

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Steve McCurry

Director of Community Engagement

Steve McCurry, joined the HSVC team in November of 2021 as our Community Development Manager. He ...

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Dr. Melodie Degen

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Melodie Degen! Dr. Degen is a 2022 graduate of the University of California Davis School of V...

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Amy King

Media & Marketing Manager

Amy King joined the staff at the Humane Society of Ventura County in January 2020. She attended P...

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Kacey Conaway

Office Manager

Kacey joined the HSVC team in March of 2023 as the Office Manager. After growing up in Goleta, Ka...

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Christina Malleck

Equine Manager

Christina joined the staff at the Humane Society of Ventura County in 2014 as a kennel attendant ...

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Erica Jackson

Behavior and Enrichment Manager

Erica joined the HSVC team in June of 2023. Erica graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in Dec...

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Jennifer Grimm

Feline Assistant Animal Care Manager

Jennifer Grimm first joined the HSVC team as the Volunteer Coordinator in December 2022. She then...

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J. Utter

Senior Humane Officer

Throughout her life, J. Utter has maintained a strong love for animals. At UC Santa Barbara, she ...

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Kaelyn Viacava

Humane Officer Trainee

Kaelyn joined the Humane Society team in February 2024 as a Humane Officer Trainee. She has alway...

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Cheney C.

Foster Coordinator

Cheney joined the Humane Society of Ventura County family in 2022. She’s loved animals since earl...

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Astrid Derringer

Volunteer Coordinator

For most of her life, A. Derringer has had a strong desire to help animals. Watching her hero Ste...

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Natalie Pagnusat

Marketing Assistant

Natalie began working at the Humane Society of Ventura County at the beginning of Summer 2017. Be...

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Gaby Goldberg

Veterinary Assistant

Gaby has lived in Ojai since she was ten and loves everything about it! She studied history in Ne...

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Callie Coggins

Veterinary Assistant

Callie joined the HSVC team in April of 2023. She has been an Animal Behavior College Certified V...

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Kayla Brockmeyer

Customer Care Specialist

Kayla joined the HSVC team on June 8th, 2022. A resident of Oak view for over 19 years, Kayla has...

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Mia Ruiz

Customer Care Specialist

Mia grew up in Ojai and has lived there her entire life. She previously worked at OVCH in the ER ...

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Judy Robertson

Adminstrative Assistant

Judy joined HSVC staff in September 2020 as an Adoption Counselor after a brief interruption in h...

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Mollie Ganser

Executive Administrator

Mollie joined our team in May 2024 as the Executive Administrator. She has a diverse background t...

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Alex Smith

Equine Care Specialist/Animal Transport Staff

Alex joined the HSVC team in April of 2024 and will be assisting our Equine Manager, Christina, i...

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Lacie Lopez

Animal Care Associate

Lacie joined the Animal Care team in mid-March of 2024. She has been training dogs since she was ...

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Frances Litrento


Francis Litrento joined the HSVC team in March of 2023. Born and raised in Florida, he moved to C...

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