Our Team


Board of Directors

Donna Zeppiero

Board President


(616) 405-3556

Lisa Kozicki

Vice President

Gwen Hinz


Patti Purcell


Jodi Clock, Director

Grace Gilmore,   Director

Sandy Jackson,   Director

Melanie Landry,   Director

Ellen Liehr,   Director

Shirley McKee, Director

Kathy Novak,  Director

JoAnn Ploen,   Director

Ryan Servatius,   Director


Shelter Staff


Linda Kaplan

Operations Manager


Renee Rush

Marketing Manager


Carissa Cianfarani

Animal Enrichment Coordinator


Taylor Olsen

Office Coordinator


Madison Steffen

Intake Coordinator


Kirstin Burd

Adoption Center
Intake Center

Veterinary Advisors

Dr. Lisa Bucht

Phoenix Road Animal Hospital


Dr. Troy Martens

South Haven Animal Hospital


Dr. Carl Weideman

Bangor Vet Clinic


Dr. Jason Vanderbrink

Allegan Animal Clinic


Dr. William Brown

Allegan Vet Clinic



Employee of the Quarter

Kirstin Burd

Nominated for employee of the quarter by all cats and dogs at Al-Van! Kirsten spends time giving each dog and cat some attention and love when she works. The animals thrive after being in contact with Kirsten’s positive, calming energy. 

Kirsten has been making a difference in the lives of the animals for two years at Al-Van, but has been caring for animals her entire life. She has many animals of her own - cats, dogs, horses, pigs and chickens and yet she still fosters many young kittens that need around the clock care.

Her incredible work ethic, willing to go above and beyond, and the way she is always an advocate for animal welfare is the reason she is our first employee of the quarter.

Volunteer of the quarter

John Nappo

Al-Van Humane Society

The Al-Van Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill shelter located in South Haven, MI. 

Al-Van Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Tax ID# 38-2072192

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