Hello my name is Tim Anderson. I am the Board President for HSCI. I have been volunteering for HSCI for 10 years. I am a Veterinarian at Hawthorne Park Animal Care Center. I have been involved with HSCI since 2005. I initially was helping HSCI with special needs medical care. In 2006 I then became a Board member.
Hello my name is Nancy Freitag. I have volunteered with HSCI for 16 years including 9 years as a Board member. I work on a farm with my husband in Tazwell County. I started volunteering for HSCI working with the cats. I then became very involved with the Spay and Neuter programs. I also foster a lot of cats and kittens in my home. I have adopted many cats from the shelter, including some very elderly ones.
Hello my name is Kim Miller. I have been volunteering for HSCI for 15 years; on the Board for 14 years and 11 years as a Humane Investigator. I am a retired employee from State Farm Insurance Companies. I serve because I think HSCI is the best rescue organization in the area. I got started because I offered to help with horses should the occasion ever arise; which happened shortly after I made the offer due to the result of a large impoundment in a nearby town. The HSCI President then, said he would put me on the Board and also talked me into becoming an Investigator. I have adopted two dogs: Happy and Gizmo; eight cats: Smoky, Stormy, Molly, Smudge, Howie, Trouble, Taz, and Ebony; one horse: Cody; one donkey: Pancho; and two potbellied pigs: Button and Vincent from HSCI.
Hello my name is Sherill Reichter. I have volunteered for HSCI for 17 years including 5 years as the Board Treasurer. I am employed with State Farm Insurance Companies. When State Farm started the Good Neighbor Grant, my husband and I decided that HSCI would be a great place to volunteer and benefit from the $500.00 grants. We started at the Gill Street location doing laundry and dishes. HSCI only had a residential washer and dryer at that time, so we spent most of our weekends doing laundry. Since then my role has grown to include coordinating Spay and Neuter events, working with the shelter Veterinarian, and Board Treasurer. I also work very closely with the caring staff of HSCI. I have adopted one dog from HSCI named Dixie.
Hello my name is Wendy Ives. I have been volunteering for HSCI and on the Board for 6 years. I am the owner of Artful Designs; a paint your own pottery studio. I serve because animals have always been my passion and I want to help make a difference in the lives of unwanted pets in McLean County. I couldn't be more proud of the work our Board and staff together have accomplished over the last 6 years. I first became involved with HSCI as a volunteer. I walked dogs and cleaned dog cages after seeing an article in the Pantagraph about the need for volunteers and donors. We have two sons, and two Vizslas: Millie 5½ and Mila 3, who we love very much!
Hello my name is Kathy Schniedwind. I have been volunteering for HSCI for 8 years and on the Board for 4 years. I started at the shelter walking dogs, cleaning dog and cat crates, and doing laundry. I also washed dog and cat dishes and kitty litter pans. I really have been focusing my attention on fundraising events for the past 5 years. I have adopted two dogs: Buddy and Punkin; and one cat: Boo from HSCI.
Hello my name is Paul Campbell. I have volunteered at HSCI for 17 years as the webmaster, including 14 years as a Board member. I am employed with State Farm Insurance Companies. Years ago I developed an interest in designing websites and thought it would be helpful to apply the skills I was learning to something that would be beneficial to others. My thoughts turned to the Humane Society, so I offered my services. Being able to contribute to helping abandoned or abused pets find permanent loving homes is something that has always appealed to me. The website has a positive impact on helping HSCI pets get adopted. I have adopted 5 cats from HSCI: Spots, Domino, Louie, Stewie, and Jessie.
Hello my name is Diane Lanier. I have volunteered for HSCI for 17 years including 9+ years as a Board member. I am employed with Heartland Bank and Trust Co. I started volunteering by walking dogs and doing dog washes, cleaning cat cages, you name it! I was asked to join the Board by another member. I love making a difference with a team of caring, compassionate staff, volunteers, and Board members. I have adopted three dogs from HSCI: Rubble, Rusty and Lena.
Hello my name is Sherry Hawkins, I am the newest Board member as of 2015. I decided this is where I wanted to volunteer as I have had a passion for saving animals my entire life, beginning with my first stray cat when I was 5. I am employed at Heartland Bank and Trust. I currently have 4 dogs (Roxy, Zoe, Rico and Remington), 2 cats (Herschel and Bones) and a turtle (Spike).