Meet the Staff

Jeff Struchtemeyer | Executive Director

512-260-3602 ext. 111

jstruchtemeyer@txhh.org

Jeff spent 12 years working in the financial and banking sector as a registered broker before moving into the nonprofit arena. He has spent the last 18 years working for a variety of nonprofits such as Switchboard of Miami and the National Domestic Violence Hotline located in Austin.

  • He moved to Austin in December, 2015
  • Has one dog named Niobe

Laura Acton | Assistant Director

512-260-3602 ext. 106

lacton@txhh.org

In 2015, Laura left her career in restaurant operations to pursue her passion of working with animals. She started at Texas Humane Heroes in 2016 and is excited to grow with this organization.

  • From Buena Park, California
  • Loves to cook and travel
  • Has three dogs, Braxton, Dapper, and Millie

Amanda Thompson | Adoption Center Manager-Leander Location

512-260-3602 ext. 107

athompson@txhh.org

  • From Louisville, Kentucky
  • Loves to garden, sew, knit, and cross stitch
  • Has two dogs, Freya and Jax, and one cat, Haku

Brie Brehm | Adoption Center Assistant Manager-Leander Location

512-260-3602 ext. 107

bbrehm@txhh.org

  • From San Diego, California
  • Is also a registered yoga teacher, stand up paddle board yoga teacher,
    and clinical nutritional counselor
  • Has a dog named Girta and two cats named Oscar and Cleo

Connie Flores | Clinic and Adoption Center Manager- Killeen Location

512-260-3602 ext. 502

cflores@txhh.org

  • From Temple, Texas
  • Is a new mom and loves spending time with her daughter
  • Has two dogs, Ranger and Bubbles

Jessica McCoy | Clinic Manager

512-260-3602 ext. 104

jmccoy@txhh.org

  • From Weatherford, Oklahoma
  • Crazy about smooshy face dogs and paints in her free time
  • Has four dogs, Lex, Hanzel, Scarlett, and Sky, one cat named Astro,
    and a horse named Leif

Caitlin Cravey | Intake Manager

512-260-3602 ext. 113

ccravey@txhh.org

  • From Abilene, Texas
  • She runs an all ladies Dungeons and Dragons group
  • Has three dogs, Jessie, Bitsy, and Amelia, a cat named Samwise, and eight snakes

Alex Weldon | Volunteer and Foster Manager

512-260-3602 ext. 110

aweldon@txhh.org

  • From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Has one dog named Maggie and one cat named Tarot
  • Has two adopted brothers from China

Marissia Faddoul | Marketing and Events Manager

512-260-3602 ext. 102

mfaddoul@txhh.org

  • From Austin, Texas
  • Is half Lebanese and half Puerto Rican
  • Has one dog named Bronco

Meet the Board

2019 Board of Directors

  • Jessica Scanlon, President
  • Chris Tinnell, Vice President
  • H.R. Strickland, Treasurer
  • Mary Ward, Secretary
  • John Gallagher
  • George Grammas
  • Don Grenier
  • Rob Klepner
  • Mickey DiPietro
  • Shannon Haas
  • Stu Scally

Interested in Joining the Board?

SKILLS and EXPERIENCE (any combination would be considered)

  • Strategic planning
  • Team management
  • Business strategy
  • Financial management
  • Legal or contract management
  • Animal welfare, advocacy, or rescue management
  • Animal health care experience
  • Donor management or solicitation
  • Fundraising

1. Govern the Organization

  • Learn and provide governance to organization through Carver Model ® principles
  • Attend monthly board meetings (scheduled on set evening weekday schedule)
  • Help guide strategic policy and direction of the organization
  • Review Executive policies, by-laws, and related strategic documents in partnership with entire Board
  • Attend semi-annual Board retreats

2. Serve as an Advocate for the Organization

  • Represent Texas Humane Heroes at community organizations and networking events
  • Support Texas Humane Heroes special events through active participation and sponsorship recruitment

3. Promote the Organization and Fundraising Efforts

  • Commit to personal annual giving commitment in line with Board Advocacy Fund
  • Recruit and solicit new potential Donors
  • Recruit and solicit new potential Board Members or Committee Members
  • Support Executive Director as needed with shelter initiatives and programs as needed