Julie Klim, Chief Executive Officer
Julie Klim became the PSPCA’s CEO in August of 2016. Julie had joined the Board of Directors in 2014 and became the Finance Chair in 2016. Julie was also a member of the development, humane education & legislation committees. She is an executive, entrepreneur and investor with more than 20 years experience in the biopharmaceutical, private equity and non-profit sectors. Julie’s specialties include: operational/financial management and leadership; deal valuation, negotiation, and contract execution; forming strategic alliances; business development and licensing; and fundraising.
As an independent consultant, Julie provided strategic, financial and operational consulting services to both non-profit and for-profit clients. Previously, she was Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of Business Development at BIO Ventures for Global Health in Washington, D.C.
Julie earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting at Penn State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Contact: email@example.com
Jennifer Blasy, Chief Financial Officer
Jennifer Blasy, CPA, joined the Pennsylvania SPCA in February 2014. Jennifer oversees PSPCA’s budgetary planning processes and supervises financial reporting. Jennifer is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 15 years of experience in accounting and auditing. Previously she worked at Shechtman Marks Devor, PC as a Principal in the Forensic Accounting & Litigation Consulting practice overseeing complex accounting and auditing issues. Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She and her husband live in Oreland with their rescued dog, Mae. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Wilson, Director of Humane Law Enforcement & Acting Director of Operations
Sergeant Nicole Wilson began her career in animal welfare in 1998 working in the Community Outreach and Humane Education Department of the Humane Society of Washington County in Hagerstown, Maryland. While there, Nicole established a behavior hotline to provide a resource for pet parents. In 2001, she moved to the Women’s Humane Society where she was a Humane Educator. On just her second day, George Bengal recruited her to assist on a cruelty call, marking the moment when her transition to law enforcement would begin. In 2003 she became a Humane Society Police Officer and in 2006, Nicole moved to the Delaware County SPCA where she was recruited to run shelter operations, develop a behavior program and establish cat-friendly holding policies. In August of 2009, she joined the PSPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement team as a Case Manager before moving into a Supervisor role.
During her tenure at the PSPCA, Sergeant Wilson has acted as a Supervising Officer for the outer counties including Columbia, Susquehanna, Monroe and Lehigh Counties. Contact: email@example.com
Lisa Germanis, V.M.D., Medical Director
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. Dr. Germanis received a graduate certificate from the University of Florida in Veterinary Forensics in 2014 and 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. Her family includes daughter Elodie, Puffers the dog and two cats, Ralphie and Termé. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com
Michelle McCool, Director of Human Resources
Michelle McCool, PHR joined the PSPCA in January of 2014 as the Director of Human Resources. Michelle will strategically run all aspects of the Human Resources department in correlation to the organization’s goals and values. Michelle previously worked as Director of Human resources for a credit control organization with 4 offices nationally. She has extensive experience in recruitment, training, and retention of employees and managing employee benefits programs. Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree from West Chester University and holds a PHR certificate in Human Resources. Michelle has two young children and enjoys running for local charity events. Her family includes a PSPCA rescue dog, Whiskey. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gillian Kocher, Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Gillian Kocher joined the Pennsylvania SPCA in October of 2015. After spending nearly eight years as the publicist for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Gillian made the move from fighting to find cures for childhood cancers to advocating for the welfare of animals. Utilizing over a decade of experience in the world of non-profit public and media relations, Gillian spends her days working to raise awareness of the Pennsylvania SPCA’s many services and expand its mission – to protect animals, prevent cruelty and improve the quality of life for animals throughout the region. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public communications from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, followed by four years at Dan Klores Communications in New York City prior to turning to non-profit work.
Gillian lives in South Philadelphia with her Bernese Mountain Dog, Henry Hudson, and her most recent addition from the PSPCA, Vera, a one-eyed, three-legged cat. Contact: email@example.com
Deanne Schmidt, Director of Lifesaving
Deanne Schmidt is the Director of Lifesaving at the PSPCA; overseeing adoptions, foster programs, rescue partnerships, intake management, and client services. She first joined the PSPCA in June of 2015 as Adoption Supervisor. Deanne became involved in animal welfare through volunteering and fostering. She previously worked at ACCT Philly in their Adoptions Department, before being promoted to Client Services and Field Services Manager. Deanne resides in Philadelphia with her husband Mike, daughter Kayla (a current Penn State student!), and 4 rescue dogs (Travis, Honey Pot, Dorito, and Stiles). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org