Kade came to St. John from Baton Rouge, LA where he volunteered at numerous animal shelters. Kade is the shelter’s feral cat coordinator and is also responsible for canine husbandry.
Mackenzie is the shelter’s youngest employee and they don’t let her forget it. She grew up on a ranch in CA. She has adopted 2 from the shelter dogs. Mackenzie’s responsibilities include animal husbandry, dog walking and she is the resident cat whisperer.
Board of Directors
ACC Board member Dr. Elaine Campbell is retired from the teaching faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge. She is the proud mother of three daughters, two of whom are veterinarians and one a visiting nurse. She is also the proud grandmother of four young boys and girls, of whom the oldest, William, has been a summer intern at the ACC shelter during the last two years.
Dr. Campbell has been named as an honoree for the forthcoming 30th anniversary edition of Who’s Who in the World. In recognition of her teaching career as well as her long history of publications in scholarly journals around the world, she has also been included in Who's Who in the East, Who’s Who in Education, Who's Who in America, and the British World Who's Who of Women.
According to Elaine, her proudest achievement throughout her twenty years residency in St. John has been to fly approximately 25 homeless St. John cats North with her to fabulous homes among friends and relatives in the Northeast.
Heidi graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She has worked in the non-profit community for more than 20 years as part of Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research's internationally recognized oiled wildlife response team.
Although she began her career with Tri-State as a summer intern, she climbed the ranks and was appointed as executive director near the end of her tenure with the organization. She oversaw the entire oiled bird rehabilitation effort for the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico which included managing oiled bird care facilities in 4 different states.
Heidi has also worked as part of international teams to respond catastrophic incidents impacting wildlife throughout the world (Spain, France, Galapagos ) including managing the veterinary response for 20,000 oiled penguins in South Africa. She was invited to share her expertise in emergency response for animals as part of NASAAEP's ( National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Emergency Programs) Animal Decontamination Best Practices Working Group which has focused on planning for the welfare and care of companion animals impacted during disasters. Heidi is looking forward to becoming an active member of the St. John community.
Jason relocated to St. John in 2004 and is originally from San Diego. Jason was the former owner of the Mail Center now known as "Post Net" and is now currently involved in the Real Estate Market through the property management company of Catered To Vacation Homes and the Brokerage company of St. John Properties. This is Jason's 2nd time serving on the board of the ACC and over the years has adopted 4 great puppies from the shelter and accompanied 2 off island adoptions to great stateside homes.
Kelly relocated from Rhinebeck, New York to St. John in 2011. In 2012 she was appointed to the Board of Directors at the Animal Care Center. She brings more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, marketing communications and event management.
Prior to living on St. John, she served as Director of Corporate Relations for the American Cancer Society. Before that, Kelly held a variety of account management, corporate development and public affairs roles in both agency and corporate environments.
She received her BA in Communications from Cortland State University. She is currently employed at Destination St. John as a Villa Management Liaison. The safety and wellbeing of the animals at the ACC is a passion for Kelly and she very much enjoys raising the much needed funds for their behalf. She is the proud mother of Buster whom she adopted from ACC and has created a nurturing home environment for him. Kelly attributes Buster’s exceptional emotional and physical wellbeing solely to the staff and all supporters of ACC.
St.John homeowner since 2006, ACC PetSmart Grant Administrator June 2012, ACC Board member August 2012
Education: BA Augsburg College, MN - Religion and Communication (Magna Cum Laude); Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; William Mitchell College of Law, MN - Juris Doctor
Work Experience: Minnesota General Crime Victim Coalition, Exec. Dir. and Lobbyist; Missing Children Minnesota, Assistant Director and Guardian Ad Litem; Northwest Airlines, Flight Attendant.
Monica moved from Mendon NY in 2002 with her husband and three cats. Immediately became involved with the ACC. Previously was VP Finance for a photo company and handled finance, inventory, inport/export for 25 years. Graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in psychology and business. Have maintained feeding stations for many years and have been on the board for 6 years.
Mr. Oriel Smith was born on Grand Cayman Island and moved to the US Virgin Islands about 15 years ago. Mr. Smith works at Caneel Bay Resort and is fondly known to everyone as the person that takes care of all the animals on and off property- especially our beloved Donkeys and Deer. Mr. Smith has worked closely and is on the Board of Directors with the Animal Care Shelter for about 6 years.
Rob was born and raised in Rhode Island, graduating with a bachelors degree in management from Rhode Island College. He worked for MetLife for a number of years post college in a series of more challenging positions. In 2000 he was hired at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI as the Human Resource Administrator. A dream job for Rob, where he worked mostly with the two legged animals as opposed to the four legged variety, but had an incredible number of animal encounters that most can only dream of. By 2007 he was the Director of HR for the Zoo. Later that year he was recruited by the HR Department at City Hall in Providence to do a similar job but with a much larger work force.
In 2009 Rob and his partner Ken completed their long simmering plans to move to the Caribbean and opened "St. Johnimals". Rob first became involved with the ACC as a volunteer dog walker and now Sunday hiker.
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