Our Team

Katie Hoffman, Executive Director

Katie started out as a volunteer in 2010, helping with events and committees. In 2012 she made it official and came on full-time as Woodford Humane’s Community Outreach Director, and has served as Executive Director since 2015. Katie loves baking, running, UK basketball, and being an aunt. She’s dog-mom to a feisty miniature dachshund, Sophie, and sister to a Great Pyrenees named William. email

Jenny Harris, Manager

Jenny began her journey at Woodford Humane Society after graduating from EKU in 2002. She very quickly learned that her passion lies in animal welfare, and has been leading the Adoption Center ever since. Jenny enjoys karaoke, nature, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. One of her favorite pastimes is snuggling with her pit bull baby, Carson.  email

Julia Johnson, Assistant Manager

Julia started her career with the Woodford Humane Society as Education Coordinator in September of 2015 and later transitioned to Assistant Manager in October 2016. She enjoys the outdoors, horseback riding and hiking as well as spending time with friends and family. She currently has one sweet fur-baby: Sammy, a dog adopted from Woodford Humane.  email

Beth Oleson, Marketing Director

Beth has been in her role as Marketing Director since December 2014, but has worked for Woodford Humane in a variety of roles since August of 2008. She enjoys birding, graphic design, terrible puns, and being an unapologetic cat lady (although she currently has no cats). Beth is pet mom to Pete, a one-eyed anxious pit bull who can often be found “helping” in her office. email

Rae Mullins, Adoptions Counselor

Rae began working as an Adoptions Counselor in September 2016 after returning from living in South Korea. She loves listening to music, traveling, and of course dogs. Rae is currently dog-mom to three fluffy boys: Baker and Farley, who were adopted locally, and Fizzy, who was adopted in Korea. email

Faron Shores, Bookkeeper

Faron joined the Woodford Humane crew in April of 2022. She’s a Lexington native and UK grad with more than 8 years experience. When she’s not crunching numbers, Faron is an aspiring rosarian who also enjoys photography, karaoke, and renovating the old (but new to them) family home with her husband, Sammy. Faron is mom to human kiddos Cohen and Rye, as well as cocker spaniels Louie and Otti, Pancake the bunny, and Mel the cat. email

Missie Wood, Development Coordinator

Missie served as Woodford Humane’s Bookkeeper for 12 years before making the switch to Development Coordinator in 2016. She lives on a farm with her dog Annie, who she adopted from Woodford Humane, and two cats who adopted her. Missie is active in several local organizations and in her very busy spare time likes to garden, arrange flowers, do needlework, and be grandmother to the animals of Brownstead Farm. email

Ghost, Head of Security

Ghost has been a part of the Woodford Humane family for over 10 years. After a year or two of life as a feral cat, he decided our staff is pretty cool and he would stick around. Most days Ghost can be found patrolling the grounds, enjoying a catnip break, or napping in the Receiving Center. Please don’t try to take him home. He’s a very important employee.

Sissy, Ninja

You probably will never see Sissy, but never fear: she’s always there, always watching. Sissy protects Woodford Humane from the shadows, occasionally leaving behind traces of her battles against mice and large bugs. She has come to love her WHS humans, but other humans activate her super-stealth-runaway mode. Please don’t try to take her home. She’s a very important employee. And also she will not let you.

Advisory Council

James E. Bassett, III, Lanark Farm •  Dale Eckert, DVM  •  Debbie P. Graviss, Graviss Studios  •  Julia Hahn, Founding Member  •  Libby Jones, Airdrie Stud  •  DeeDee Lloyd  •  Steve Renshaw, Gray Construction  •  W. Thomas Riddle, DVM, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital  •  James D. Rouse, Rouse & Rouse  •  John E. Soper  •  Fran Taylor

Board of Directors

President: David A. Franklin  •  Vice President: Casey Eckert Kight, DVM •  Treasurer: Steve South  •  Secretary: Regi Goffinet  •  Susan Adams, DC  •  William D. Fishback, Jr., DVM  •  Chuck Griffis  •  Clay Harvey

Phone: 859-873-5491
Fax: 859-873-0301

 

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