Meet the Staff

Maria Benham
President/CEO
Maria joined the DRHS as President/CEO in October 2013. She has an extensive non-profit background with more than 15 years professional experience in nonprofit administration, fundraising and service excellence. maria@dbqhumane.org

Naomi Sprank, DVM
Veterinarian
Dr. Naomi Sprank, on right, is the full-time on-site veterinarian for the DRHS. Dr. Sprank was the Kennel Manager prior to attending Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine. Previous experience enables her to understand "herd health" and how things are different in a shelter environment than in private practice. She works with full-time Veterinary Technicians, Aimee (pictured on the left) and Alyssa.
Vet@dbqhumane.org

Ann Lorenz
Development & Marketing Director

Ann returned to the DRHS in May of 2014 as Development & Marketing Director. She had previously worked at the DRHS for 7 1/2 years. She brings 15 years experience in special event planning, publication design, promotions, annual fund development, and media relations. She has a shelter adoptee named Cubby and a Tibetan Spaniel named Wrigley. ann@dbqhumane.org

Tara Miller
Customer Care Manager
Tara handles the many requests we receive from the community to bring out our PAWmobile and conduct mobile adoptions. She has adopted Jada, a sweet little beagle-pomeranian mix and Kelso, an Australian shepherd/border collie.tara@dbqhumane.org

Joyce Parsons
Human Resources & Administrative Manager

Joyce provides HR support for the DRHS. She helps establish protocol and procedures, manages general office operations and handles accounts payable. Joyce has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She is also a member of the National Society for Human Resources Management and remains active in the student chapter at UW-Platteville. joyce@dbqhumane.org

Veterinarian Staff
Naomi Sprank, DVM
Shelter Veterinarian
Aimee Heinrich
Veterinary Technician
Alyssa Reuter
Certified Veterinary Technician
Customer Care Representatives

Dianne Love

Brenda Struve

Animal Care Technicians

Audra Krusz
Ben Kircher
Cassandra Williams
Cassie Atkinson
Clare Shaw
Holly Steil
Jennifer Sheldon
Joe Rennison
Kassidy Hanson
Lisa Brimeyer
Megan Schmerbach
Michelle Farr
Nolan Haines
Ryan Christie

Maintenance
Dick Hess