Who’s on your Board of Directors and what do they do?

Willamette Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors.

Board Members as of July 2016

  • Mel Monroe, President
  • Terri Ellen, Vice President
  • Shannon Priem, Secretary
  • Terry Wade, Treasurer
  • Linda West, Past President
  • Tracy Crandall
  • Jean Dion
  • Paula Fordham
  • Kate Hager
  • Liz Henderson
  • Jenny Hudson
  • Terri Jackson, DVM


The Board of Directors has the legal responsibility and authority to manage the affairs of the nonprofit corporation. General board responsibilities include:

  • Setting the direction and making policies for the organization.
  • Raising funds, or making provisions to have adequate organizational resources available.
  • Overseeing the finances, including adopting the budget, ensuring that financial safeguards are in place, ensuring that taxes are paid and creditors are provided for.
  • Adopting personnel policies for staff.
  • Appointing and overseeing the Executive Director to manage the day-to-day activities.
  • Linking the organization to the community by helping form relationships.


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