Shelley Greenglass, Shelter Manager
Shelley has been with the Manchester Animal Shelter for 8 years. She has been in the animal industry for over 25 years and has a degree in Animal Behavior and Science. Shelley came to the shelter with the background of working as an Animal Control Officer and NH Equine Abuse investigator. She also managed one of the largest boarding and training kennels in Mass. that also specialized in training Police K9, protection and narcotic dogs from all over the United States and Europe. Once she moved to NH, she then managed for several years a boarding, training, grooming and daycare facility.
She is founder and Past President of Weare Animal Guardians (WAG) a non- profit organization to help stray animals. Shelley also has her certification in Red Cross Animal First Aid and is also certified Technician 2 with the American Boarding Kennels Association.
At home she has 5 german shepherds, 1 cow and a horse. Her dog Jule is a certified therapy dog, canine good citizen, Temperament tested certified (TA) and Schutzhund 2. Shelley and Jule make many appearances a year to schools to educate children on animal care and also are very pleased to be involved in the “Reading to dogs” program.
Samantha Stein, Assistant Shelter Manager
Samantha has been an animal lover all her life and as a young girl she would raise money and collect donations for local animal shelters. She work studied at the Friends of Manchester Animal shelter through Southern NH University during her Sophomore through Senior years. She graduated from SNHU in 2009 with a Business Administration degree and the assistant manager position became available and applied with great enthusiasm.
She currently has four cats, two of which were rescued from the shelter, and two dogs. Her latest addition to the family is a friendly pit bull named Raider who was brought in by Animal Control as an abandoned dog. Raider is a great ambassador for the breed and is eager to greet everyone that comes into the shelter.
Jasmin Brooks, Certified Veterinary Technician
Jasmin has been working with animals big and small all of her life. She graduated from Vet Tech Institute in 2009 and shortly after became certified. She had worked in emergency medicine for two and a half years before joining Manchester Animal Shelter in pursuit of her life long dream of helping animals in need. Jasmin has two dogs, a rat terrier mix and a rottie mix, a sphinx cat and an Ara-Appaloosa horse.
Cassandra Gatsas, Co-President
Political activist and proud wife of Manchester’s Mayor Ted Gatsas. Member of FMAS since its inception, as well as a member of the Board of Directors since 1995. Currently serves as Co-President. Proud owner of 3 cats: King Scotty Kimba, His Majesty Cufki and Emma.
Journey Ewell, Co-President
Journey has been in the animal rescue field for over 10 years. She has been with FMAS since March 2003 and joined the board in March 2006. Journey’s passion has always been spay/neuter, the only way to end the over pet population. In 2009, she established two successful spay/neuter programs for FMAS; the Quick Fix Clinic and Fix-a-Pit. Journey also implemented the Pet Food Pantry, Southern Dog Transport Program and Reading to Dogs.
In 2006 Journey was voted Volunteer of the Year by her peers. Journey is heavily involved in fundraising for the shelter. She chairs the annual wine and chocolate event held in October. Journey shares her home with her rescued cats and her adorable rescued Pit Bull named Glory. She also serves as the Vice President of Animal Rescue Veterinary Services.
Kallie Bunker, Vice President
Kallie is the senior designer at Square Spot Studio, a marketing and design firm located in downtown Manchester. Kallie holds a BA in Psychology from University of New Hampshire and an AA in Graphic Design. She has earned awards from the Printing and Publishing Council of New England and advertising awards from the Higher Education Marketing Report. Kallie lives in Epping with her husband, Zack, and two dogs, Ella and Enzo.
Marcia Rosenn, Secretary
Marcia Rosenn joined the board in the fall of 2008 and looks forward to helping fulfill FMAS’ mission. She graduated from Amherst College with a degree in psychology and received her law degree from Boston University. After practicing law in the civil arena for a few years, she switched to criminal law and became a prosecutor. After five years of handling felony cases at the Rockingham County Attorney’s Office, she transitioned to prosecuting for the Derry Police Department. Marcia and her husband share their home with three cats, all rescues, and often have feline house guests, as they foster cats and kittens. Marcia also does adoption counseling occasionally, as she wants to help kitties make sure they find good homes, especially the ones she has fostered!
After many years in a senior management level position in the financial industry, Pat is excited about the opportunity to share her leadership skills as an FMAS Board of Director. She holds a MS degree in Organizational Leadership and a BS in Business Finance and Human Resources from Southern New Hampshire University. Pat and her husband, Wayne, live in Manchester; they have two grown children and a grandson they love to spoil. A lifelong lover of dogs, Pat is currently volunteering as a Puppy Raiser for the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, raising and training Harry, a smart, lovable and handsome Black Lab.
From guinea pigs to African tree frogs to cats, Kria Sakakeeny has always lived with an animal in her life and owes much of her daily joy to her pets. Kria Sakakeeny is a Boston native and moved to New Hampshire in 2005. She works as a broadcast news reporter for WMUR-TV where she also anchors the weekend evening newscasts. Kria became involved with the Friends of Manchester Animal Shelter by fostering litters of kittens and eventually adopted one of her foster cats, Lilly, who she adores. Kria eventually joined the FMAS Board of Directors in the winter of 2008.
Since moving to New Hampshire Kria earned her Master’s Degree in Community Economic Development from SNHU. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Boston University. Kria believes strongly in community service, she has worked with Literacy Volunteers of America and Emcee’s annual events for charitable organizations throughout New Hampshire. Her commitment to FMAS is largely in honor of her cat Eartha, who has passed away but whose love is ever present.
Jen is the Principal at On Demand Marketing, a virtual marketing agency that helps technology companies with plan, create, implement and measure marketing and advertising programs – she designed and developed this very website for our Shelter! Jen has always had animals from day one – cats, dogs, horses, chickens – you name it! Now that she lives and works from her home office in Manchester, she resides with her two kitties, Lily and Sophia, that were adopted from the Manchester Animal Shelter.