Board of Directors


Stacey Weaver, President

Stacey Weaver began volunteering at the Scituate Animal Shelter after retirement from the investment business . A longtime cat owner and current  mother of two rescued cats, she was impressed by SAS's mission to help both animals and people, its success in finding homes and the hard work and positive attitude of the staff and volunteers.  She worked on the capital campaign to build the new facility that opened in 2009, and currently is a member of the Finance and Audit and Strategic Planning Committees. For the past 27 years, she has lived in Cohasset with her cat-loving husband, John Beck. 


Maria Kennedy, Vice President

Maria Kennedy was a long-time supporter of SAS prior to becoming a Canine Care Volunteer in March 2017.  She serves on the Gala Committee.  Maria joined the Board of Directors in November 2017. Parents of two grown sons, Maria and her husband live in Cohasset with their rescue dog  Maverick. In 2019, Maria served as Chair of SAS's largest fundraiser, the Tails at Twilight Gala 


Peter Maki, Treasurer

Peter has been a supporter of the Scituate Animal Shelter for many years, and currently serves as the Chair for the Finance and Audit Committee.  Presently he is the CFO of Rockland-based Polymer Corporation.  Peter resides in Scituate with his wife, and two cats adopted from SAS, Nemo and Casper.


Jimmy Karas, Clerk

Jimmy Karas joined the Board of Directors in 2017.  His professional experience includes a role at Boston Private Wealth, as well as serving as a member of the New England Broker Dealer/ Investment Adviser Association. At SAS, he is the serves on the Fundraising Committee.   Jimmy resides in West Bridgewater with wife and daughter and two rescue dogs, Winston and Roxie.


Heidi Condon

Heidi Condon is the principal of HC Designs, a Scituate-based design firm founded in 1998 that is one the best known residential design firms in the region. She holds two degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design in both fine arts and architecture.  A longtime supporter of SAS, Heidi joined the Board in 2019.  She lives with husband Rick and three dogs.


Michelle Cox

Michelle Cox began volunteering with SAS as a dog walker in 2014, and she and her partner Kerrie have been  very  strong supporters since that time.   Michelle is a realtor with Jack Conway & Company in Hingham, and her career in real estate takes her all over the South Shore.  Michelle and Kerrie lived in Hingham for many years but recently relocated to Hull.  They have three rescue dogs: Palo, Sadie and Lady.


Diane Esslinger

Diane Esslinger spent over 35 years in law firm administration as Executive Director, and as Director of Human Resources at two Boston law firms. Now retired, she is pursuing her interests in travel, gardening, birding and other outdoor activities. She first volunteered at SAS in the mid-90s and currently serves on the HR & Nominating Committee.  Over the years she has been adopted by a number of both sheltered and feral kitties, each of whom has added much to her quality of life.


Lisey Good

Lisey Good's past experience includes marketing for a global television marketing firm as well as extensive non-profit public relations work.  A lifelong animal lover, she  previously volunteered with seals, sea lions, dogs and chimpanzees, and began involvement with SAS as a Canine Care Coordinator.  At SAS, she chairs the Communications Committee. Lisey and her husband live with two rescue dogs including Goose, left, and SAS alum Phoebe, right.


Robert Karlis


 Bob Karlis joined the Board of SAS in fall of 2019. Previously a director for many years with the Abigail Adams Historical Society, he has an MBA from Northeastern and  an entrepreneurial background in business with both corporate and small business development. He and his wife are ardent dog lovers and have adopted six dogs over the years, including Finnegan, shown at left.


Carla Poulson

Carla Poulson is currently Vice President of Human Resources for a Boston-based pharmaceutical company and joined the Board in 2018 after training as a Cat Care Volunteer. She is passionate about animals and their positive impact on our lives and communities and seeks to help SAS continue to educate the community about issues relative to animal welfare. Carla  lives in Hingham, MA with her husband, two children, a labradoodle and rescue cat Magnolia, adopted from SAS.


Pamela Price

Pamela Price  is an award-winning photojournalist whose photos have appeared in Time and Newsweek. After attending Emerson College, she started working for United Press International and was a staff photographer for the Providence Journal. Pamela covered the White House and Capitol Hill for 12 years prior to moving to the South Shore of Boston. Pamela lives in Marshfield with her husband Larry Carpman and dog Brody.  


Bob Ryan

Bob Ryan, is one of the best-known sports writers in America.  He worked for The Boston Globe for 40+ years, and is the current  Board Chairman of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Bob previously served as president of the United States Basketball Writers Association  and the NBA Writers Association.  A longtime animal lover, Bob became interested in the Shelter through his wife’s volunteer efforts there, joining the Board in 2015.  He serves on the Communications Committee.