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Our Team

The staff and volunteers at Second Chances Wildlife are a dedicated group of professionals working every day to help people help wildlife. Key members lead teams and projects critical to our mission.

Brigette Brouillard

Brigette Brouillard

Our Founder

Brigette is the founder of Second Chances and is a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and Federal Fish and Wildlife.

Brigette has over 20 years teaching experience in the private school system. She serves as a volunteer educator at The Louisville Zoo and is a member of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and Kentucky Bat Working Group. She has had special training in the rehabilitation of bats and works closely with Federal Fish and Wildlife bat biologists.

Brigette feels that it is important to understand our wildlife so we may help protect it and co exist with it. Educating is the key to do just that. In 2010, she was awarded the Kentucky Conservation Teacher of the Year. In 2023, she won the Most Admired Woman of the Year in the catergory of Nonprofit Leadership for Today’s Woman magazine.

Board of Directors

Terri Lenahan-Downs, Louisville Zoo, retired

Dr Joya Griffin, Animal Dermatology Group

Terry Hayes, Columbia Sportswear Company

Keith Heath, Marion Stigger LLP

Christine Kesler, Kesler Consulting, LLC

Jennifer Pearson, Confidently Homeschool, LLC

Nicole Rompf, Rehabilitator,  Yoga East, retired

Should you wish to learn more about serving on our board, please contact Executive Director, Brigette Brouillard, at brigette@secondchanceswildlife.org.

Should you wish to learn more about serving on our board, please contact Executive Director, Brigette Brouillard, at brigette@secondchanceswildlife.org.

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 Volunteers

 

Volunteers

Eva Helms

Licensed Rehabilitator, Animal Care Team

Kris Russell

Licensed rehabilitator, Team Leader, Animal care Team, Volunteer of the Year 2019

Tracy Leister

Licensed rehabilitator, Team Leader, Animal Care Team

Sarah Erler

Licensed rehabilitator, Team Leader, Animal Care Team, Vet Tech

Shelley Hunter

Licensed rehabilitator, Team Leader, Animal Care Team

Jean Gawarecki

Licensed rehabilitator, Community Outreach Coordinator, Animal Care Team, Volunteer of the Year Award 2021

Marie Hickey

Volunteer of The Year 2022, Team Leader, Animal Care Team

Dee Filer

Licensed rehabilitator, Animal Care Team

Sarah Mills

Licensed rehabilitator, Neonatal Care Assistant, Animal Care Team

Angie Riley

Licensed rehabilitator, Bat Room Supervisor, Animal Care Team

Velvet M Yeager

Licensed rehabilitator, Air Ventilation Manager, Animal Care Team

Nikki Miller

Bat Room Supervisor, Animal Care Team

Maxim

Volunteer of the Year 2018, Animal Care Team

Beth Moore

Licensed rehabilitator, Former college intern, Animal Care Team

Donna Fultz

Licensed Rehabilitator, Animal Care Team

Kathryn Klein

Development Team, Animal Care Team

Laura Hill

Licensed Rehabilitator, Animal Care Team

Tammy Lawson

Team Leader, Animal Care Team, Volunteer of the Year 2017

Kathy Binns

Licensed Rehabilitator, Animal Care Team

Brandy Hunter

Animal Care Team

Heather Levinson

Animal Care Team

Maya LeMaster

Animal Care Team

Nancy Paulus

Animal Care Team

Julie Morrow

Animal Care Team

Melanie Renoylds

Animal Care Team

Nate Tanguay

Animal Care Team

Lori Sargent

Animal Care Team

Patti Roach

Animal Care Team

David Gawarecki

Property & Enclosure Manager

Christy Mesker

Technology Assistant, Webfoo

Staff

Brittany Goode-Roberts

Director of Development

Janet Oberg

PT Animal Care Team leader, Animal Care Team

Michelle Meadows

PT Administrative Assistant, Neonate Care Assistant

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