Staff & Board of Directors
The Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society is a private, nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization governed by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors who work on behalf of BEBHS and the animals in our community.Board of Directors
- Susan Fuller
- Alan G. Shriro, DVM
- Stefanie Kraus
- Brent Welling
- Kosin Huang
- Eric Bohr, EdD
- Liz Carey
- Jennifer Carri
- Susan Lin
- Tamara Stanley
Board of Directors
Susan Fuller - President
Susan joined the BEBHS board in January 2010. Susan has worked in leadership roles in retail for almost 27 years. Currently she is a Senior Regional Director for Old Navy. She has been with Gap, Inc. since 2006 leading the overall store performance for 220 stores in 13 states. Her responsibilities include; hiring and staffing, operations, payroll, talent management, and overall P&L for each store, district and region. Susan has a passion for helping non-profit organization with fund-raising for years. Most recently she has been the top fund-raiser for AIDS Walk San Francisco for all of Gap and one of the top 10 for all of San Francisco. She has helped the Humane Society in her hometown in Upstate New York by raising funds for an outside dog play area that was built early last year. Susan has lived in her home in Danville for 11 years and considers Northern California her home. Her family consists of her husband, Mike; a son, Nicholas and a daughter, Vanessa; 1 dog – Riley who is a trained therapy dog, and 2 cats – Spooky and Spice.
Alan G. Shriro, DVM - Vice President
Alan has been on the BEBHS Board of Directors since 1997, and served as president for most of his tenure. He believes in serving our community’s animals and helping to save animal lives. Alan has co-owned Berkeley Dog and Cat Hospital for 32 years. He served as President of the Alameda County Veterinary Medical Association for two terms and as the Peer Review and Ethics chairman for Alameda County. When not working at the Berkeley Dog and Cat Hospital, Alan loves to scuba dive and travel the world. He is an award winning photographer and is the proud guardian of 2 dogs and 3 cats.
Stefanie Kraus - Secretary
Stefanie joined the BEBHS Board of Directors in 2011. As a User Experience Designer, she has worked in leadership roles for a variety of startups, larger companies and small businesses for almost 20 years. In her current position at Chomp Inc. she is responsible for all aspects of the design process, including user research and product design. Prior to that, she built and lead in-house design teams as Design Director at Kosmix and Snocap and as Design Lead at Bebo where she worked closely with the executive management teams to ensure that business and marketing goals were met. Stefanie has been volunteering as a cat socializer with BEBHS since 2009 and also has helped with mobile adoptions and fundraising events. She joined the board to bring her commitment to BEBHS to the next level and to help as many homeless animals as possible. Stefanie lives in Berkeley with her husband, Michael, and their rescue cats, Jojo and Simon.
Brent Welling - Treasurer
Brent Welling joined the BEBHS Board of Directors in 2011. Brent has over 20 years of experience in the technology and financial services industry. Brent is currently VP of Finance at FirstREX, a private equity firm in San Francisco specializing in real estate investments and mortgage backed securities. Previoiusly, Brent was VP of Finance at QRS, Inc., a publicly traded software company in Richmond, California where he led all finance, strategic planning and M&A activities. Prior to QRS, Brent worked at the Pacific Telesis Group where he held management positions in Finance, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning. Brent started his career at the consulting firm of McKinsey and Company, and holds an MBA and a BS of Engineering from Cornell University. Brent has also been involved in the non-profit sector, having provided consulting services to non-profit organizations in education. Brent lives in Lafayette, California with his wife Shereen (a veterinarian technician with Guide Dogs for the Blind) and his "mixed breed" rescue dog, Solo.
Kosin Huang - Development Chair
Kosin Huang is a Director of product marketing at SAP and has 10+ years of experience leading marketing initiatives, conducting market research, and driving competitive strategy. Prior to moving to the Bay Area in 2011, Kosin was an active volunteer with the Animal Care & Control of NYC in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Among her greatest passions are matching homeless animals with loving families and finding creative ways to reduce euthanasia rates at shelters. She has experience with cat and dog socialization and leading adoption drives and fundraisers. Her pet family includes four rescued cats and a German Shepherd/Pit bull mix: Tofu, Miso, Nori, Mochi and Bento.
Eric Bohr, EdD - Director
Eric has served on the BEBHS Board of Directors since 2006. He is a Change Manager at Cisco Systems and has worked in the management field for many years helping large companies and nonprofits (including rescue organizations) complete strategic planning and manage organizational change. He also is active in the Bay Area Organization Development Network. Eric joined the BEBHS Board because he believes pets are part of each person’s family and wants us to realize our vision of every adoptable animal being in a life-long home. He supports his beliefs in his own family with his three cats and one dog – all rescues.
Liz Carey - Director
Elizabeth Carey joined the BEBHS board in 2012. She is a Director in KPMG’s International Development Assistance Services. She works exclusively with not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Carey provides monitoring and verification of grant progress; performs risk analyses on grant portfolios; and advises clients on the development of their organizational and operational strategies in domestic and international grant making programs. She assists not-for-profit organizations in establishing international operations and managing the risks associated with operating abroad. Formerly, Ms. Carey was the Principal and founder of the Carey Group Consultancy (CGC), a company assisting foundations and international aid organizations to increase accountability, measurability, and transparency in grant-making and program implementation. Ms. Carey also worked in KPMG's Audit Practice in San Francisco and Boston as an auditor focusing on financial services organizations, state and local governments, not-for-profits and universities. She has a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University. She lives in Oakland with her partner, Cynthia, and her very ornery old cat, named Broderick.
Jennifer Carri - Director
Jennifer joined the Board in 2009. She is an attorney practicing in the areas of real estate and telecommunications and has served as in-house counsel for corporations such as Con-way and Cablevision. She also has a psychotherapy practice focusing on counseling students and is affiliated with University of San Francisco and Golden Gate University. Jennifer joined the Board of BEBHS to contribute to the improvement of the lives of animals in the community through adoption placement, education and service. She is the proud guardian of Tyler, a 16 year-old black lab/hound rescue.
Susan Lin - Director
Susan joined the BEBHS Board in January 2010. She joins us most recently as VP of business analytics at BlackRock. Prior to that, Susan was a healthcare investment banker at Merrill Lynch in New York. She eventually transitioned into the COO role at a healthcare startup in Texas that subsequently sold to Varian Medical Systems. In her spare time, Susan enjoys dancing, cooking and running and visiting her dog in Texas – a rat terrier named Yoda.
Corinne Lamata - Executive Director
Corinne has a long connection to BEBHS--as an employee, volunteer, and board member--and is now thrilled to be Executive Director. She spent 10 years working in development, most recently at the San Francisco SPCA. Prior to that she held Director of Annual Giving positions at UCSF and Stanford School of Medicine. Corinne is passionate about animal welfare and is very invested in BEBHS. She is excited to lead the organization into a new era of renewal and rebuilding.
Bela Kisamov, DVM - Medical Director
Dr. Bela Kisamov holds a B.S. in zoology from San Francisco State University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University. As part of her Ross University studies, she spent her last year in clinical rotations at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. After returning to the Bay Area, she spent two years working as an associate veterinarian at Campus Veterinary Clinic. For the past three years she has worked part time practicing shelter medicine at Oakland Animal Services, and has provided relief services at other local veterinary hospitals. Dr. Kisamov has worked as a relief veterinarian at BEBHS, so she comes to us with familiarity around our hospital staff and services. She is highly skilled in surgery, very knowledgeable about shelter medicine, and will be a valuable asset to the BEBHS team. Dr. Kisamov is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Alameda County Veterinary Medical Association, and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. She is the proud owner of two rescued cats and a four pound Chihuahua, and she occasionally takes in foster animals.