Paul Viemeister – Board President
Paul has been an educator for 38 years and counting. He has a passion for community service through giving back to the community he serves, both human and animal. As a Kiss no an and Key Club advisor, his club was awarded the Compassionate Community Service Award for the 2013. As President of Central Oregon Animal Friends, Paul understands the needs of Three Rivers Humane Society’s in caring for the countless homeless pets in Jefferson County. Having rescue dogs and cats of his own gives him the drive and perspective to support what the current director’s vision is for the health and welfare of homeless and future adopted dogs.
Ray Swift – Board Vice President
Simply put, I have been an animal lover since birth. Growing up, much to my parents objection, I would bring home hurt or stray reptiles, birds, cats and dogs. Finally I got a cat and soon after, my first dog. Haven’t let up yet, and most likely never will. I Found the few years volunteering at a shelter to be one of most rewarding and emotional experiences of my life. I hope to continue to be a member or employee of an organization that promotes responsible animal care for a long time to come.
Sheila Dooley – Secretary/Treasurer
Sheila recently retired as Library Director after 40 years at The Dalles-Wasco County Library. She volunteered for two other animal shelters previously fostering 87 dogs over a 12 year period, serving as a board member, and fundraising. She plans to help Three Rivers Humane Society and the new building project through grant writing, fundraising, and volunteering.