Board of Directors


Lisey Good, President

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.


Stacey Weaver, Vice 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. 


Thomas Poppey, Treasurer

Tom Poppey has been a supporter of the SAS for many years and joined the Board of Directors in 2013. Tom serves as Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. A Senior Vice President at Brown Brothers Harriman, Tom resides in Scituate with his wife, Elissa, and their two dogs and four cats, including two Shelter alums.


Karen McKenna, Clerk

Karen McKenna began volunteering with SAS in 2002 and is a member of the Board’s Finance and Audit Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, and the HR & Nominating Committee. A practicing attorney, Karen was born and raised in Scituate and currently resides there with 4 cats (Dory, Noah, Caleb and Ozzie) and two dogs (Marina and Guinness), all six adopted from SAS. 


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.


Jimmy Karas

Jimmy Karas joined the Board of Directors in 2017.  He is employed at Boston Private Wealth, is a member of the New England Broker Dealer/ Investment Adviser Association. At SAS, he is the Board's Donor Relations Chair, and also serves on the Fundraising Committee.   Jimmy resides in West Bridgewater with  wife Jackie and two rescue dogs, Winston and Roxie.


Maria Kennedy

 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 two rescue dogs, Holly and Maverick.


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 the Scituate Animal Shelter.


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.