Meet Our Board

President Ruth Hall

  • Time with LRHS: December of 2016
  • Area of expertise: Law
  • Pets: Exotic birds and a dog named Reese, recued from LRHS
  • Hobbies: Volunteering

Vice President Mary O’Brien

  • Time with LRHS: September, 2016
  • Area of expertise: Software skills for PC’s and proficient in Microsoft Excel &Word.
  • Pets: 2 Grand-dogs: Hector, a lovable Coton du Tulear & Cleo, a sweet King Charles Spaniel
  • Hobbies: Hiking, she has climbed all of the 48 four thousand footers and has the patch to prove it!

Treasurer Karen Coan

  • Time with LRHS: since July of 2011
  • Area of expertise: accountant/finance
  • Pet: a 4 year old rescue cat named Jack & a 3 year old rescue cat named Jill.
  • Hobbies: gardening & sports

Secretary Dorrie Vrettos

  • Time with LRHS: began as a volunteer, joined the Board from 2013-2014, remained a recorder on the Shelter Committee from 2014-2015 and rejoined the Board in April of 2017
  • Area of expertise: Respiratory Therapist and Certified Quality Manager
  • Pets: Loves animals, especially dogs, former dog passed away
  • Hobbies: golfing, snowmobiling, baking and creating gift baskets

Katie Adjutant

  • Time with LRHS: since 2014
  • Area of expertise: massage therapy
  • Pets: LRHS rescue dog named Damascus
  • Hobbies: working mom and lover of pets

Carla Copeland

  • Time with LRHS: since 2011
  • Area of expertise: retired executive secretary/administrative assistant to CEO and Chairman of the Board at the Kresge Foundation
  • Pet: long haired German Shepherd named Willie
  • Hobbies: music, specifically classical piano & gardening

Stacey Grasso

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Elizabeth Kelley

  • Time with LRHS: since January, 2017
  • Area of expertise: non-profit management
  • Pets: Westin, a service dog from A.C.T.S.
  • Hobbies: reading, bicycling, spending time with her family and pets

Mary Lenzen

  • Time with LRHS: since June 2017
  • Area of expertise: computer skills & non-profit boards
  • Pets: cat, Zia and dog, Jenna both adopted from LRHS
  • Hobbies: reading and traveling

Linda Pacheco

  • Time with LRHS: since 2011
  • Area of expertise: retired school teacher & administrator, with additional expertise in organization,
  • communication, public relations and resource management.
  • Pet: 8 year old Maltese named Muchkin
  • Hobbies: serving on non-profit boards, reading & Mah Jongg player

Lindy Viscio

  • Time with LRHS: since 2011
  • Area of expertise: retired Purser/Flight Attendant (30 years)
  • Pets: a rescue dachshund named Henry
  • Hobbies: theater, reading, flying & travel

Holly Williams

  • Time with LRHS: since 2013
  • Area of expertise: non-profit management & fundraising.
  • Pets: Shephard mix named Hilly from Happy Tails Rescue & a rescue cat named Melvin
  • Hobbies: traveling, swimming, spinning, running & hiking with her dog

Tom Young

  • Time with LRHS: volunteer since Nov., 2017, Director since June, 2017
  • Area of expertise: background in engineering, 35 years running a small business, and 17 years as a Director of a small Bank in Portsmouth, NH
  • Pets: Cookie, 15 months old, Golden Retriever
  • Hobbies: avid vegetable gardener, and enjoys reading and walking

Advisors to the Board

V. Richard Ward Jr. – LRHS member since 2010

Carole Hunt – LRHS member since 1998

Judy Lawless