HSWC Directory


Meghan Executive Director


Meghan Bowers, Executive Director

Meghan joined the Humane Society of Warren County in December of 2018. She previously worked as an Animal Care Technician in Catlett, Virginia and served as the Shelter Manager for Friends of Homeless Animals in Aldie, Virginia before that. Meghan successfully ran a capital campaign and opened the HSWC
Spay Clinic in 2021. She has introduced new community programs, expanded our networking programs as well as our volunteer and foster programs. Meghan values hard work and honesty, demonstrates commitment and invests the necessary time and effort to achieve the mission of HSWC.  



Kayla Shelter Manager


Kayla Wines, Director of Operations

Kayla joined the Humane Society of Warren County as an Animal Caregiver in 2013 and now serves as our Director of Operations. She has over 15 years of management experience and a vast knowledge of shelter operations and customer service. Kayla ensures smooth day to day operations of the shelter as well as the HSWC Spay Clinic which she played a large part in opening in 2021. Kayla also introduced the new “Spay it Forward” program at the spay clinic to cover the cost of surgery for families who otherwise could not afford it. She is passionate about animal welfare and her strengths and capabilities have proved indispensable for our organization.





Kristen Palmer, Canine Kennel Manager

Kristen was hired in March of 2020 and has quickly moved up the ranks. She now leads our canine department and is known for her organization and ability to remain calm under pressure. Kristen also works our adoption and intake desks, works closely with our shelter veterinarian and ensures the pups in our care receive proper enrichment and playtime.





Gillian Crowe, Feline Kennel Manager

Gillian has been with the Humane Society of Warren County since 2018. She is fantastic with our cats and recognizing early signs of stress and illness. Not only does Gillian lead our feline department, she works the adoption desk, intake desk and assists with our TNR program. Gillian also works closely with our shelter veterinarian.






Susan Jeffery, Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Susan comes to us with 20 years experience in bookkeeping and office management. She most recently worked as the Business Manager for another non-profit organization in Front Royal VA, The Warren Heritage Society. Susan is very knowledgeable in her duties as Office Manager and we are excited to have her on board.







Sharon LaForest, Adoption Coordinator

Sharon joined the HSWC the beginning of 2022 following her move to the area from Rhode Island! Sharon previously worked at the Pawtucket City Animal Shelter for 9 years! She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team, and matches our passion and commitment to animal welfare.





Jazmin Galzerano, Community Outreach Coordinator

Jazmin comes to the HSWC with prior shelter experience as well as leadership and customer service experience from different fields, all of which will help her excel in this position. As the Community Outreach Coordinator, her responsibilities are to grow our volunteer program, assist foster families in temporary care, and advocate humane education to our community.