Executive Team

  • Caren Shiozaki

    Interim CEO

    Caren is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s worked in corporate executive roles that have taken her to Hong Kong, Phoenix and Dallas before landing in Santa Fe in 2008. She’s supported animal welfare organizations in all of those places, and others, along the way. From childhood, Caren has always had rescue dogs; her current fur baby is SFAS alum, Willoughby. Caren has served on a number of boards, both for and not for profit. She is a long time volunteer, donor and Board Chair Emeritus of SFAS. The Board is pleased that she was able to step in quickly to help them bridge the gap to finding a permanent CEO.

  • Linda Moore

    Director of Finance

    Born and raised in Sweden, Linda came to New Mexico in 2001. Sweden to New Mexico – how did that happen? Well, before moving to New Mexico she worked on a luxury cruise ship as a stewardess and got a snapshot of the world in addition to making new friends. New relationships brought her to Jackson Hole, WY for a summer job on a dude ranch before coming to New Mexico. After a few years of working for a public accounting firm she decided to attend the University of New Mexico where she earned her Bachelor Degree of Business Administration. After finishing college Linda earned her Certified Public Accountant license and returned to public accounting as an auditor for a couple of years. Before joining the Shelter, Linda also worked as controller for a local community bank in Santa Fe. Linda is happy to now be part of the Shelter team and such a great mission. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her fiancée, Dave who in addition to being a massage therapist is also a great cook. Another friendly companion is the Santa Fe Animal Shelter Alumni Paco, the Maine Coon cat who acts like a dog. She also enjoys spending time in the garden, hiking, and skiing and capturing those times on her camera.

    Email: lmoore@sfhumanesociety.org

  • Monica Gonzalez

    Director of ARC, CASA, Licensing and Compassion Services

    Shortly after completing a degree in Criminal Justice, Monica realized she preferred to work with animals. She now manages the Admissions department and licensing programs. Monica and her team work endlessly to reunite lost pets with their owners. She says experiencing that moment when a family is reunited with their lost pet keeps her coming to work every day. Monica enjoys a good boxing match, football, and cooking.

    Email: mgonzalez@sfhumanesociety.org

  • Dylan Moore

    Senior Director of Shelter Operations

    Born in Missouri, Dylan has lived throughout the East Coast. With a degree in psychology, he spent 14 years doing social work. As Director of Shelter Operations, Dylan provides oversight to the departments involved in the internal care and flow of the shelter animals, including Admissions, Behavior & Training, Animal Care, Adoptions, Volunteers, and New Hope. His favorite time of year is hockey season, and when he’s not at the shelter, he’s hanging with his adorable young son. Dylan has been with the Santa Fe Animal Shelter for over ten years.

    Email: dmoore@sfhumanesociety.org

  • Kim Kelly

    Director of Human Resources

    After graduating from Texas A&M University, Kim lived in Seattle, WA, for 15 years before returning to the warm, sunny southwest. Over her successful career in Human Resources, Kim has worked in manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, and at domestic violence organizations. She enjoys helping and serving people and has a passion for the welfare of animals. Kim especially has a soft spot for Doberman Pinschers. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her Doberkid, Legend, and continues to pursue her passion of service to others by volunteering at several nonprofit organizations.

    Email: kkelly@sfhumanesociety.org

  • Michelle Aceves

    CVPM, Director of Veterinary Operations

    Michelle was born and raised in New Mexico, and she has always had a passion for the human-animal bond. She majored in Animal Science at NMSU, originally a pre-vet student. She then pursued business and human resources. She received her CVPM certification through the Veterinary Hospital Manager Association. Michelle brings with her over 16 years of experience in the Veterinary Industry. As Hospital Director, Michelle provides oversight to the shelter’s clinic and hospital departments. She has a menagerie of animals at home, including dogs, cats, horses, an African grey parrot, and two pot-bellied pigs. When not at work, she enjoys riding her horses and spending time with her husband and daughters.

    Email: maceves@sfhumanesociety.org

  • Dr. Michelle Salob

    Interim Medical Director

    Dr. Salob, a graduate of Tufts Veterinary School, has devoted her veterinary career to the practice of shelter medicine. She loves being an advocate for the animals who need it most and serving the community of Santa Fe.

  • Dr. Kellie Levin

    Thaw Animal Hospital Veterinarian

    Dr. Levin received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University where she majored in Animal Science. She went on to receive her DVM from Ross University. Immediately after graduating from Ross, she spent almost a year in London, England studying for her Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and working in a small animal practice. Prior to working at Thaw Animal Hospital, Dr. Levin worked in the towns of Greenwich, Bridgeport and Norwalk, CT. In addition to treating cats and dogs, her interests include treating pocket pets, especially ferrets and rats. She even performed surgery on her own goldfish! When not working, Dr. Levin spends time with her rescue dogs Frances, a German Shorthaired Pointer and Weezie, a Pit Bull.

    Email: klevin@sfhumanesociety.org

  • Dr. Jillian Dougherty

    Thaw Animal Hospital Veterinarian

    Dr. Dougherty joined our team in May 2021 after almost 13 years in private practice and several years in Emergency Medicine, with both a small animal and equine emphasis. Jillian is from Lafayette, LA but spent many years in Texas, Mississippi, and Montana before finding her forever home in Glorieta, NM. She received her Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M in Animal Science, a Master of Science in Equine Nutrition, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University. Her outside interests include gardening, cooking, karate, painting, trail running, hiking, horseback riding, and skiing. Jillian and her husband Tab share their home with their Malamute (Adele), cats (Zen and The Dude), and horses (Doc and Sherpa).

  • Dr. Dylan Conradson

    Thaw Animal Hospital Veterinarian

    Dr. Conradson is native New Mexican who returned home after his recent graduation from the DVM program at Washington State University. While studying at the University of New Mexico he did extensive research on native species of small mammals including kangaroo rats, grasshopper mice, and wood rats. He’s also studied passerine songbirds at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research and Elk Hoof Disease while in Washington State. He sees birds and small mammals in addition to dogs and cats. Dr. Conradson keeps two parrots, Rasbirdy the African Grey and Clover the Red Lored Amazon. You can catch him playing folk music at local open mics or find him skiing the backcountry during winter.

  • Tom Alexander

    Humane Education Coordinator

    Hailing from Texas, Tom graduated from Texas A&M and spent his business career in Philadelphia, PA. In 2000, he retired to gorgeous Santa Fe. As the Humane Education Coordinator for the shelter, Tom works hard to educate young people in our community. He knows that if spay/neuter efforts are going to grow, and if animal abuse and neglect is going to be reduced, it has to begin in the hearts and minds of New Mexico’s young people.

    Email: talexander@sfhumanesociety.org

Board of Directors

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter is governed by a Board of Directors, each of whom brings a deep commitment to the animals and people of our community. To contact our Board of Directors, please email board@sfhumanesociety.org.

  • Sheila Vaughn

    Board Chair

  • Diana Brown

    Vice Chair

  • Elizabeth Rice

    Secretary & Treasurer

  • Bill Feinberg

    Board Member

  • Kris Michaelis

    Board Member

  • Gretchen Walther

    Board Member