Our Staff

If you need assistance regarding adoption, surrendering an animal, lost or found animals, wildlife, obedience classes or general information,
please call 630-323-5630 during our business hours.

Shelter Operations

Tom Van Winkle
Tom Van Winkle
Executive Director
630-323-5630 x11
tom.vanwinkle@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Kym Iffert
Kym Iffert
Operations Manager / Obedience Instructor
630-323-5630 x22
operations@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Len Serwat
Len Serwat
Operations & Volunteer Coordinator
630-323-5630 x24
len.serwat@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Samantha Cheatham
Samantha Cheatham
Animal Care Manager
630-323-5630
samantha@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Kelsey Barry
Kelsey Barry
Animal Care Technician/Adoption Counselor
630-323-5630
kelsey@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Robyn Garrison
Robyn Garrison
Animal Care Technician/Adoption Counselor
630-323-5630
robyn@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Ryszard Mateja
Ryszard Mateja
Animal Care Technician/Adoption Counselor
630-323-5630
ryszard@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Michele Hyduke
Michele Hyduke
Animal Care Technician/Adoption Counselor
630-323-5630
michele.hyduke@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Jeanine Miller
Jeanine Miller
Animal Care Technician
630-323-5630
jeanine.miller@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Annie Kell
Annie Kell
Animal Care Technician/Adoption Counselor
630-323-5630
annie.kell@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Adrian Gutierrez
Adoption Counselor
630-323-5630
adrian.gutierrez@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Patty Powell
Patty Powell
Animal Care Technician
patty@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Emily Johnson
Animal Care Technician
630-323-5630
emily.johnson@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Doug Rosson
Maintenance Technician
630-323-5630
doug.rosson@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Kathy Daly
Kathy Daly
Receptionist
630-323-5630
kathy@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Tina Lee
Receptionist
630-323-5630
tina.lee@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Jacki Rossi
Jacki Rossi
Director of Development
630-323-5630 x12
jacki.rossi@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Robin Carroll
Robin Carroll
Marketing & Public Relations Director
630-323-5630 x13
pr@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Kathy Hanley
Kathy Hanley
Development Manager
630-323-5630 x44
kathy.hanley@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Jen Gordon
Jen Gordon
Humane Education Manager
630-323-5630 x33
jen.gordon@hinsdalehumanesociety.org

Jen, a volunteer for many years, joined our staff in the spring of 2018. A lifelong animal lover and advocate, as the Humane Education Manager, she leads all of our Humane Education Programing including our Summer Camps, Kid Volunteer Programs, and various Community Outreach Programs teaching how to respect, protect and understand the animals that share our world and can bring so much joy to our lives. Jen earned her BA in Psychology and MA in Teaching.

Mistie Lucht
Mistie Lucht
Events Coordinator
630-323-5630 x35
mistie@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Mary Alex
Mary Alex
Finance Director
630-323-5630 x31
mary.alex@hinsdalehumanesociety.org
Deborah Kraus
Deborah Kraus
Pet Therapy Coordinator
630-323-5630 x32
pet.therapy@hinsdalehumanesociety.org

Deborah has been a volunteer with the Hinsdale Humane Society since 1994 working with animal socialization, fundraising, special events and various administrative duties. In mid-2010, she began working for the Hinsdale Humane Society as Pet Therapy Coordinator handling the administrative details of the pet therapy programs, recruiting new teams, scheduling sessions and ensuring that Pet Therapy teams received the training and support necessary for the success of the organization. Since 2017, as Pet Therapy Program Manager, she has expanded the role to incorporate relationship development with participating organizations (such as nursing homes, libraries, and AMITA Health) to monitor delivery of existing programs, incorporate any needed adjustments, expand the reach of our work in the community and encourage financial support for Pet Therapy programming. Deborah has experience with volunteer programs for scouting, alumni associations, her church and her township political organizations.  She has a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA in Finance from DePaul University, and previously worked in financial management and technology sales/client support.

Mary Drew
Mary Drew
Technology & Website Coordinator
630-323-5630 x34
web@hinsdalehumanesociety.org