Amy-Jo Sites, Director, M.P.A., CAWA
An employee since 2004, Amy-Jo began her shelter career as the office supervisor, promoted to deputy director in 2011, and in 2016 was named director. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master Degree in Public Affairs from IPFW. In an effort to advance her shelter knowledge, she earned her CAWA (Certification for Animal Welfare Administrators). During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family which includes a great dane named Marley. She is an avid runner and exercise enthusiast, and volunteers as a co-leader for her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop.
Lisa Cain, Deputy Director, CAWA
An employee since 2011, Lisa began her shelter career as the office supervisor and was promoted to deputy director in 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from IPFW. In 2015, she earned her CAWA (Certification for Animal Welfare Administrators). During
her free time she enjoys gardening, being outdoors and spending time with her family. Her beloved boxer, Maggie and her black cat Stickers, makes her family complete. She also enjoys competing in various mud runs and obstacle courses with friends.
Laura Rowe, Animal Care Supervisor M.B.A., CAWA
Starting her career at the young age of 14, Laura began as a veterinary assistant and eventually became an Emergency Supervisor at Northeast Indiana Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital. In 2003, she was hired as our animal care supervisor responsible for the daily care of over 12,000 animals annually. She also helps prepare animal neglect and cruelty cases for our law enforcement division. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2000, and earned her Master in Business Administration in 2010 from Indiana Wesleyan University. She earned her CAWA certification in 2015. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and working with her pitbull mix "Sully" on learning agility.
Jami Kelly, Office Supervisor
Jami began her animal career at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control as part-time rescue coordinator in September 2015. In March of 2016, she took on full-time responsibilities as an animal care specialist,and was promoted to office supervisor in July of 2016. Jami received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from American Military University. A 6 year veteran, active duty Air Force and Security Forces she holds FLETC (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center) certification in land management. In her free time, she enjoys reading, camping, hiking and spending time with her family and pets: Link and Tonka, her two German Shepherds, and a fuzzy ragdoll named Zelda.
Lindsay Pease, Adoption Supervisor
Lindsay joined our team in 2013. She worked as a veterinary assistant at Dupont Veterinary Hospital for several years before becoming the director of The Humane Society of Whitley County. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Ashford University. She is able to apply many of the concepts from her degree to her continued study of animal behavior and helping the dogs and cats in our shelter. She enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, and has a love of the arts. She has a cat named Kitty and a Boston terrier, Pudgy Willis. She is also learning agility with her dog Hazel, a boxer mix.
Emilee Smith, Volunteer Coordinator
Emilee has been part of the animal welfare field since 2010. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from IPFW. She joined FWACC's team as the volunteer coordinator in 2014. She brings years of knowledge and experience in dog behavior and has built many relationships with surrounding shelters while assisting in canine adoption placement. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, which includes three bearded collies and a black and white cat name Sassy. She enjoys traveling and training and competing with her dogs in agility.
Randy Thornton, Enforcement Supervisor
Officer Thornton has been with Animal Care & Control since 2005 and was promoted to enforcement supervisor in 2011. He is an active member of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Field Investigation and Reponse Team. He retired from the United States Air Force in 2004 after
serving more than 20-years as a security forces/police officer. Married for 30-years with four children and one grandaughter, he enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, antiquing, camping, riding ATV's and traveling.
Holly Pasquinelli, Community RelationsEducation Specialist
Holly joined the team in 2017. Prior to coming to Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control she worked in the world of journalism. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Communications from Purdue University. She brings years of experience working with the media and has a passion for helping animals. Holly enjoys being outdoors, camping, kayaking and spending time with her family and pets. She has a black lab named Kevin and two cats named Chauncey and Bruce.