Luanne Hinkle, OPHS Executive Director
Ms. Hinkle has over a decade of experience in executive-level positions leading major fundraising and program development efforts in the non-profit arena. She joined OPHS in December of 2017 after an extensive search conducted by the Board of Directors to find a leader for the next generation of growth planned for OPHS.
“I am thrilled to help lead this agency, whose caring and compassion has provided hope and forever-homes to the over 1500 animals that come through our doors year over year,” says Hinkle.
In her new position, Luanne hopes to continue to build-out the Humane Society’s 9.5 acre home, which includes the shelter’s new, state-of-the-art “Bark House”, to include additional permanent buildings to replace modular buildings being used to house cats, veterinary and administration services. She also strives to provide additional services such as dog training and public events, and the ability to house larger animals such as a horse in need. “When the public thinks of animal welfare, I want them to think of OPHS. Every day we receive wounded, stray, lost, abused or abandoned animals that are put in our charge. We go to extraordinary methods to care for these animals and rehabilitate them for a second chance for a new lease-on-life. This even includes expensive surgeries and medications that many do not realize we provide. I am very proud to say, we really do save lives.”
Prior to Luanne’s non-profit tenure, she was Co-Founder and Managing Director of Full Spectrum Consulting, a business consulting firm working with a myriad of industries including nutriceuticals, luxury apparel, large scale internet and association initiatives, as well as non-profit organizations. As VP Strategy and Development for iXL, a digital consulting firm working with Fortune 500 companies during the heyday of the dotcom movement, Luanne headed up e-commerce global and localization projects in the United States, Europe and China, working with clients such as Virgin, Franklin Templeton, Morgan Stanley Dean Whitter, American Booksellers Association, WholeHealthMD, Levi, Strauss & Company, GE Capital and more.
Luanne’s personal interests include animal welfare, playing the piano, gardening and spending time enjoying family, including their newest member, Spirit, a grey tabby adopted from OPHS in December of 2017. She enjoys all things digital, including graphic design, and video and web creation. She is an avid writer and is currently putting the finishing touches on a historical fiction novel based upon a Russian ballerina growing up during Stalin’s induced hunger holocaust in Kiev in the 1930s.
Our Wonderful, Caring, Animal-Lovin' Staff
Jacquelene Petersen - Development Manager
Brad Evans - Shelter Manager
Kelsey Hooper - Assistant Shelter Manager
Dr. Suzy Zustiak - Veterinarian
Bob Parr - Veterinary Technician
Angel O'Neil - Veterinary Assistant
Justine Parr - Office Manager
Diane Maikui - Office Assistant
Kenny Abrams - Dog Lead Technician
Bailey Chaffin - Dog Technician
Michelle Gentry - Kitty City Manager
Brittany Ortler- Cat Lead Technician