WRR Staff

Administrative & Program Staff

Lynn Cuny, Founder/President
James Martinez, Executive Director
Michael Lerch, Director of Development
Kaitlin Contreras, Donor Relations & Community Partnership Manager
Alina Bollinger, Development and Communications Coordinator
Andrew Weber, Volunteer & Education Manager
Ashton Kuhn, Director of Finance
Stephanie Puariea, Office Manager
Denise Rooney, Administrative Support Specialist
Parker Menchaca, Outreach Coordinator
Craig Brestrup, Ph.D., Development Associate
Tom Stables, Hiring Specialist

Animal Care Leadership

Diane Thovson, LVT, Animal Admin Director
Leon Ruttley, Sanctuary Director
Jessica Khodadad, DVM, Lead Veterinarian
Mattingly Yates, DVM, Veterinarian
Danielle Moncado, Manager of the Sherman Animal Care Complex (San Antonio)
Grace Kelliher, Training Coordinator
Donna Gonzales, Training Coordinator
Shannon Smith, Sanctuary Manager
Brittany Pennington, Sanctuary Manager
Kimberly Stephens, Rehabilitation Manager


*At any given time, there are also approximately 25 non-leadership Animal Caretakers, multiple Veterinary Technicians, and other animal care support staff.

Hotline Staff

Lacey Jessamine, Director of Community Engagement
David Bassi, Hotline Rescue Specialist
Eric Alaniz, Hotline Rescue Specialist
Amber Pippin, Hotline Rescue Specialist

Maintenance & Facilities

Art Gonzales, Facilities Director
Gary Ackerson, Facilities Technician
James Moser, Facilities Technician
Keith Doyle, Facilities Technician

Have a question? Unsure where it should be directed? 


Email info@wildlife-rescue.org for any general, non-animal-emergency-related questions.

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