Jerry Buckley, Chief Executive Officer
Jerry Buckley was named Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania SPCA in May 2012. Jerry is a seasoned executive with a broad background in business, communications and philanthropy.
Prior to joining the Pennsylvania SPCA, Jerry served in dual roles at the Campbell Soup Company, as senior vice president of public affairs and chairman of the Campbell Soup Foundation during his 16-year tenure. Previously, Jerry was a journalist with several leading news organizations, including bureau chief and correspondent for Newsweek magazine, senior writer and senior editor for U.S. News & World Report, and assistant managing editor for The News Journal, Wilmington, Del., a Gannett publication.
Jerry has provided leadership and guidance to numerous non-profit and community based organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors of WHYY, the New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences and the Catholic Partnership Schools in Camden, New Jersey. Additionally, he was president of the Ronald McDonald House of Southern, New Jersey and is co-chair of the Parents Executive Committee of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Jerry and his wife have four children and the Buckley household is home to two terriers, Torre and Jeter. Contact: Jbuckley@pspca.org
Angela Messer, Director of Operations
Angela Messer has been a member of the Pennsylvania SPCA staff since 2008.
She oversees operations for our Philadelphia and Danville shelters including Veterinary Services, the Lifesaving Department and Shelter Hospital. She developed her technical skills in working with animals at the Quakertown Veterinary Clinic, in Quakertown, Pa., and volunteered extensively with a variety of animal rescues.
Angela received her bachelor of science degree in animal biotechnology and small animal science at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA.
Angela is the owner of a cat, Isaac, and four dogs, Madison, Penelope, Carlos, and Phineas. Contact: email@example.com
Patricia Mecca, Director of Development
Patricia Mecca joined the Pennsylvania SPCA in 2013. She has more than 20 years experience in fundraising and development management.
Prior to her appointment, she was Associate Director of Marketing and Development for the Arc of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corporation (PDDC). Previously she worked as Manager of Fundraising and Development for the Associated Services for the Blind, Philadelphia, as Corporate/Foundation Relations Officer for the Deborah Hospital Foundation, Browns Mills, NJ, and as Corporate Underwriting Executive with NJN Public Television, Trenton.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers, The State University of NJ, Camden.
Patti is responsible for managing the Pennsylvania SPCA’s fundraising efforts including major gifts, annual giving, corporate giving, foundations and grants and special events. She also oversees the volunteer program. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
George Bengal, Director of Humane Law Enforcement
George Bengal has been the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Director of Humane Law Enforcement since 2007.
George began his career into animal welfare and humane law enforcement after spending 20 years as a Philadelphia police officer. He has served as Chief Humane Officer for the Women’s Humane Society in Bensaslem, Pa., and as Field Services Manager and Director of Law Enforcement for Delaware County SPCA in Media, Pa.
He studied criminal justice at Temple University and completed training at Philadelphia Police Academy.
George and his family have a Pekingese dog, Snickers. Contact: GBengal@pspca.org
Rebecca Glenn-Dinwoodie, Director of Humane Litigation
Rebecca Glenn-Dinwoodie joined the PSPCA in 2013. She is a Pennsylvania attorney and graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law.
For more than a decade, Rebecca has worked for and with various animal shelters and advocacy organizations in both volunteer and professional capacities, working within communities to prevent animal abuse, collaborating with law enforcement to enforce the animal cruelty statute, and lobbying elected officials in Harrisburg to strengthen the law surrounding animal protection. Prior to her appointment to the PSPCA, she was in private legal practice specializing in civil and family litigation.
Rebecca’s family includes two dogs, a Jack Russell Terrier, Limerick, and a pitbull mix, Sonnet. Contact: email@example.com
Lisa Germanis, V.M.D., Head Veterinarian, Forensic and Shelter Medicine
Dr. Lisa Germanis has been a veterinarian with the Pennsylvania SPCA since 2010.
Dr. Germanis completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in New York City. She was an associate veterinarian at a specialty practice performing emergency and critical care medicine prior to joining the PSPCA.
She earned her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 where she was a member of the Phi Zeta Honor Society and also earned her VBMA Business Certificate.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Environmental Science from Saint Joseph’s University.
Dr. Germanis serves on the board of the Red Paw Emergency Relief Team. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Veterinary Forensic Sciences.
Her family includes Puffers the dog and two cats, Ralphie and Termé. Contact: Lgermanis@pspca.org
Adam Corbett, V.M.D., Head Veterinarian, Surgery
Dr. Adam Corbett joined the Pennsylvania SPCA staff in 2010.
Adam is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He is an expert in High Quality/High Volume Spay/Neuter techniques, and he oversees the spay/neuter clinic and surgery department. Prior to joining the Pennsylvania SPCA, Adam was the veterinarian and surgeon for the Animal Welfare Association, an animal shelter and rescue organization in Voorhees, NJ. He also provides spay/neuter services to other high volume clinics in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
Adam is on the Board of Directors of the Animal Care and Control Team, the Philadelphia region’s largest animal care and control service provider. Contact: Acorbett@pspca.org
Mike Mansfield, Director of Facilities
Mike Mansfield has been with the Pennsylvania SPCA since 1991. He oversees the maintenance and construction at the Philadelphia and Danville Shelters, fleet maintenance of all Pennsylvania SPCA vehicles and the transport of animals between shelters. One of his favorite tasks was building the dog park.
During his tenure at the Pennsylvania SPCA, Mike has also been involved in Humane Law Enforcement and animal rescue. Mansfield family pets have included Elvis, a mixed breed dog, and two cats, Boozy and Liza. Contact: Mmansfield@pspca.org
Wanda Reese, Human Resource Specialist
Wanda Reese joined the Pennsylvania SPCA as a Human Resources Specialist in January, 2008 to start up the HR department.
She has over 25 years of Human Resources experience. Prior to joining the Pennsylvania SPCA, Wanda worked Scott Paper as a generalist, and then moved to Fannie Mae where most of her 20 year career was spent working and managing all aspects of Human Resources. In addition to her HR skills, Wanda has also worked as an Analyst in Housing and Community Development and she has also worked in property management.
Wanda has her associates degree from Pierce College and has studied Communications and Human Resources at Temple University.
A 16 year old cat named Mittens is part of Wanda’s family. Contact: Wreese@pspca.org