Board of Directors

The HSNB Board of Directors is composed of members of the community who govern the organization. Directors serve without compensation in a volunteer capacity and are elected through invitation by currently serving members.

The Board meets the third Tuesday of every month. To address the board, please call the shelter at (707) 645-7905, leave your name and phone number, and that you want to speak to the board, and we will get in touch to discuss adding you to the agenda.

Openings on the Board

We have openings on the Board of Directors, and are looking for applicants who can contribute to our mission in the areas of fundraising, grant writing, capital campaigns, program development, administration of a nonprofit, and more. We are especially interested in applicants who have prior board participation,  prior volunteerism with animal welfare organizations, and those who are lawyers. All board members are volunteers for two year terms, and according to our bylaws all candidates must attend two meetings before they can be voted onto the board. Please call the shelter at (707) 645-7905, and leave your name and phone number. We will be in touch with you to get your email address to send you the application.

Executive Committee

President, Shamus Thornton

Vice President, Frank Hartig

Secretary/Treasurer, Stephanie Gomes


Director, Kristin Eddy

Director, Liat Meitzenheimer

Director, Claire Svedberg

Director, Linette Atterbury

Director, Brenda Mooney

Brenda Mooney