Board of Directors

CAROL VENCILL, PRESIDENT

Carol has been serving as WCHS President since February 2010, has been on the board of directors since 2007, and became a volunteer with WCHS over twenty years ago.  She lives on a small farm outside Joseph with her husband, Stuart,  and a wide variety of farm animals and pets.

Her interest in, and dedication to animals, has been ongoing since childhood.  Carol has  been a dog training instructor for over forty years , has thirty years pet sitting/care experience, and worked six years as a veterinary care technician .  She served on the board of directors for the Kitsap Humane Society in Washington State for three years and was a volunteer with them for ten years.  Carol has served in various officer positions, including president, for several dog clubs and organizations.

In addition to her tireless work on behalf of the Humane Society, Carol has also been active with the MidValley Theater Company, both on and off stage, and as a board member for many years.

DENISE CLEVENGER, VICE PRESIDENT

Denise Clevenger is the Human Resources Assistant for Wallowa Memorial Hospital.  Her volunteer experience includes being a member of the Inland Northwest Orchestra for the past 12 years.  This orchestra consists of 50 musicians who volunteer their time traveling to bring music to small rural communities who otherwise would never be exposed to orchestra music.

Denise is a dedicated volunteer with the Wallowa County Humane Society.   She first got involved with the WC Humane Society 3 years ago when she realized her neighborhood was inundated with feral cats/kittens.  Denise contacted the Humane Society and they helped her start the trap/spay/neuter process, with much success.  She was so impressed with their professionalism and compassion, that not only has she been a volunteer with them for the past 3 years, but is also now a Board Member.

JULIE EUBANKS, SECRETARY

Julie is the fifth generation of the Reavis family to live in Wallowa County.  She grew up in Stanfield and spent time every summer in Wallowa County.  Julie lived nearly 40 years in Portland where she had a career in trust banking and fundraising.  Julie met her husband, Mark, in Portland; they married and raised three children.  Upon retirement, Mark and Julie built a house on Alder Slope and are now permanent residents of Enterprise.

Julie is proud to be a member of the Wallowa County Humane Society and believes wholeheartedly in the mission of the organization and the people who support it every day.  In September 2015, Julie accepted the position of secretary on the WCHS Board.

SUSAN GILSTRAP, TREASURER

Susan is the WCHS Treasurer, since 2013 and keeps the finances running smoothly.  She has been a CPA since 2007.  At her business office, in Enterprise, her constant companion, Duke, her little dog, is the official greeter.  His Graduation Certificate, from obedience school, is proudly displayed on the wall.  Susan gives so much of her time, to benefit the animals, as well as donating her efforts with other non-profits in Wallowa County.  Susan and her husband Ron share their country home with 1 horse, 3 cats and of course Duke. 

Kathy Reynolds

1999, I made a choice to leave the big corporate life and follow my dream to live in Wallowa County. April, 2013 I retired as finance director from a local non profit here in Enterprise, Oregon. I became a member of the Wallowa County Humane Society and shortly there after came on as a Board member. Animals have been my passion my whole life. I am thrilled to be part of this amazing organization.

TRUDY MEYERS

Trudy has been a volunteer with the WCHS since 2001 and has served on the Board since 2015. She has coordinated fund raising events, assists with trapping and spaying/neutering free roaming cats. She then provides a safe place for them to recover before releasing them. Trudy also fosters cats and dogs and is one of our dedicated adoption counselors. She volunteers with the Eagle Cap Extreme Dog Sled Race in Joseph each year. Trudy is a dedicated and hard working volunteer for WCHS and gives back to her community in many ways. Keeping her busy at home are her dogs, cats, chickens and horses.

Rhonda McLaughlin

Ronda is married to John McLaughlin of Enterprise and they have 2 boys, Cameron 27 and Blake 24.  In addition to 2 rescued & adopted four legged family members, Abbie and Jax.  Abbie was tossed into a snow filled gutter from a moving car at 2 weeks old.  Luckily a kind person witnessed this, took her home, put the circumstance on Facebook and the rest is history.   Little Jax came from a kill shelter in Austin, Texas.  With the help of many dedicated volunteers, he made the flight to Boise, Idaho and his forever home!Ronda has always had a passion for animals.  As a child she would often bring homeless animals home with her.  A few years ago she found, and with the help of a client, they rescued a starving horse from a vacant home who was abandoned by his owners when they moved.  He was appropriately named "Freedom" and after 2 years of tender loving care he was healthy enough to go to his forever home!Ronda comes from a long back ground in banking, lending, Real Estate, and Title & Escrow.  She started the property management portion of Wallowa Mountain Properties in 1993.  After a 20+ year absence from the county she and her husband have moved back and are eager to pay it forward for Abbie and Jax by joining and assisting the Wallowa County Humane Society!