Nikki Grimes Ranieri, Executive Director

Nikki became the executive director of UVHS in 2017 after serving as the organization’s development manager since 2015. Prior to joining UVHS, Nikki led the development program at Central Vermont Humane Society and worked in the advancement office at Dartmouth College for more than a decade.

Nikki oversees all of UVHS’ staff, programs, and the execution of UVHS’ mission. Reach Nikki at (603) 448-6888 or


Stephanie Frommer, Director of Operations

Stephanie can provide you with information about UVHS and its operations. Reach Steph at (603) 448-6888 ext. 129 or


Carrie Hamel, Donor Relations Associate

Carrie can provide you with information about a donation you’ve made, upcoming events, advertising or marketing. Reach her at (603) 448-6888 ext. 100 or


Charlene Dandrea, Volunteer & Youth Programs Coordinator

Charlene can assist you with information about volunteering, group visits, youth programs and summer camp. Reach her at (603) 448-6888 ext. 117 or


Sherri Champney, Customer Care & Adoption Coordinator

Sherri can assist you with information about our adoption process, available animals, surrendering an animal, post-adoption help and our community pet food pantry. Reach her at 603-448-6888 ext. 115 or


Sara Glennon, Animal Care Coordinator

Reach Sara at 603-448-6888 ext. 123 or


Animal Care Team

Maureen McNulty, DVM, Shelter Veterinarian

Doreen Clark, Veterinary Technician

Alyssa Braley, Customer &  Animal Care Technician

Winter Batten, Customer & Animal Care Technician

Caitlin Smith, Customer & Animal Care Technician