Meet Our Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Tom Poppey

Tom Poppey with Stewie

 
President.  Thomas Poppey has been a supporter of the Scituate Animal Shelter for many years and joined the Board of Directors in 2013. Tom is now serving his first Term as President and also serves as Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. Tom is employed at Brown Brothers Harriman as Senior Vice President and resides in Cohasset with his wife, Elissa, and their two dogs and four cats, including Hemingway and Stewie, both Shelter alums. He may be reached at board@scituateanimalshelter.org.
Lisey Good

Lisey Good

Vice President. Lisey Good has been an active dog care volunteer for the Shelter since 2013 and joined the Board in 2015, where she serves as Vice President and Chair of the Communications and Marketing Committee.  Her animal volunteer experience includes work with dogs, chimps, monkeys, seals and sea lions, and a recent stint manning a canine and feline behavior hotline for the Animal Rescue League of Boston.  Lisey and her husband live with two rescue dogs in Cohasset.  Lisey can be reached at marketing@scituateanimalshelter.org.
Karen McKenna

Karen McKenna with Guinness and Marina

Treasurer. Karen McKenna has been volunteering at the Shelter since 2002 as a dog and cat care provider, adoption counselor and customer care representative.  She is currently serving as Treasurer of the Board and as a member of the Board’s Finance and Audit Committee and the Fundraising Committee. Karen was born and raised in Scituate and currently resides there with 4 cats and 2 dogs, all adopted from the Shelter. Karen can be reached treasurer@scituateanimalshelter.org or through the Shelter.
Charlene

Charlene McHale with Griffin

Secretary. Charlene McHale has been involved with the Shelter since she moved to the area from Connecticut in 1998. She began as a Saturday morning cat care provider, served on the Shelter Board from 2001 to 2011, and has assisted in many Shelter activities including house tours, fashion shows, St. Patrick’s Day parades, and golf tournaments. Charlene is employed as an office manager at a venture capital group in Boston, and lives in Scituate with her cat, Lacey (a Shelter alumni), and dog, Griffin. In her spare time, she loves to travel and enjoys taking yoga and Zumba classes. 
Karen Borgelt

Karen Borgelt

Karen Borgelt is a graduate of Wilkes College and earned her Masters Degree in Social Work at Our Lady of the Lake University. She worked as an Oncology Social Worker in Philadelphia where she met her husband, Bruce.  On the Shelter Board, Karen is the Chair of the Fundraising Committee and also serves on our Gala Committee.  In addition to the Shelter animals, she nurtures her two dogs, Page and Peyton and, and her cat, Velvet, a former resident of the Shelter.
Treasa

Treasa Downey

Treasa Downey worked at the Scituate Animal Shelter from October 2007 to January 2013 as the Director of Operations and is now serving on the Board of Directors. Treasa serves on the Human Resources and Nominating Committee, overseeing our staff and operations at the Shelter. Outside of work, Treasa can be found in her garden. She also enjoys cooking, reading and traveling back to Ireland to visit her immediate family. Most of all, she loves spending time with her husband, John, and their two black cats, Digger and Fionn, who she happily acquired by failing “fostering 101” 12 years ago!
Diane St. Ours

Diane St. Ours with Dusty

Diane St. Ours began volunteering with the Scituate Animal Shelter in 1996 as a dog walker, a commitment she held for 17 years until recently hanging up her sneakers to concentrate on community relations.  Now Diane serves as our Community and Public Relations Director.    She has served on several committees and is currently the Chair of our Public Relations Committee, as head of our Community Relations and Outreach Programs and maintains our Facebook page. She is the mother of two grown daughters and a grandmother of 6, so she particularly loves sharing the Shelter life experience with children’s groups, and hosts group tours for scout groups, retirement homes and other organizations on a regular basis.  
Bob Ryan

Bob Ryan

Bob Ryan is an author and sportswriter who worked for the Boston Globe for over 40 years.  He retired from the Globe in 2012 and became interested in the Shelter through his wife’s volunteer efforts there, so he joined the Board of Directors in 2015.  Bob is the current national Board Chairman of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, and is past president of the United States Basketball Writers Association and the NBA Writers Association.  On the Shelter Board, Bob serves on our Communications and Marketing Committee, where his writing experience is invaluable.
Debra Squires-Lee

Debra Squires-Lee with Marshall Mathers

Debra Squires-Lee is a litigation partner at the law firm of Sherin and Lodgen in Boston and joined the Board of Directors in 2014, where she serves as a member of our Human Resources and Nominating Committee.  Debra has always been active in the community including serving on the Board of Trustees of Old Ship Church and Wilder Memorial Nursery School, and she is also a member of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners. Debra lives in Hingham with her husband, three children, 8-yr old Beagle, and four cats including three fostered and adopted from the Shelter – Sherlock Holmes, Samwise Gamgee, and Silica Stone.