Meet the Staff

Maria Benham
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.

Naomi Sprank, DVM
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 Heinrich
Director of Operations

Aimee Heinrich, our Director of Operations, (pictured above with Dr. Sprank) has been with the DRHS since 2008, previously serving a variety of positions including veterinary technician. She has extensive knowledge of small animal care and shelter operations. She adopted four dogs and a cat from the shelter. She also enjoys caring for her four horses.

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 three dogs (two were adopted from the DRHS) and cockatiels.

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.

Veterinarian Staff
Naomi Sprank, DVM
Shelter Veterinarian
Alyssa Reuter
Certified Veterinary Technician
Animal Care Supervisor

Cassandra Williams

Customer Care Supervisor

Michelle Farr

Customer Care Representative

Dianne Love

Animal Care Technicians

Audra Krusz
Ben Kircher
Cassie Atkinson
Clare Shaw
Holly Steil
Jennifer Sheldon
Joe Rennison
Kassidy Hanson
Lisa Brimeyer
Megan Schmerbach
Nolan Heins
Ryan Christie

Dick Hess