P.E.T.S. BOARD

The P.E.T.S. Board unfailingly devotes their time, money, and resources to our cause. Each member of our board of directors naturally embody strong character traits such as honesty, integrity and unyielding ethics. They work continually to build and enhance the public’s trust and never fail to do the right thing, whatever that is. Our board members are set apart by their innovative ideas, compassion for others, and infectious passion for the P.E.T.S. mission and vision.

John Hirschi Wichita Falls

John Hirschi

President

• President Libra Foundation
• Founding member Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation
• Former Texas State Representative
• 1st term began December 2017 for 2 year

Gary Heaston P.E.T.S. Board Wichita Falls

Gary Heaston

Vice President

• Retired Parts Manager from Patterson Auto Center for 20+ years
• Former Volunteer Fire Chief & EMT for Wichita Valley West 10+ yrs.
• Current PETS Chain off Lead and Volunteer
• Term began June 2018

SAMANTHA MCMAHEN ABEYTA Wichita Falls

Samantha McMahen Abeyta

TREASURER

• Current Office Manager at Riverbend Nature Center since 2006
• Current P.E.T.S. Underdog Express Foster
• Term began June 2018

Alice Shaffer P.E.T.S. Board Wichita Falls

Alice Shaffer

Secretary

• Retired Real Property Officer Sheppard Airforce Base 2003-2011
• Housing Management Specialist Sheppard Airforce Base 1990-2003
• Current treasurer & secretary of Friburg-Cooper United Methodist Church
• Current P.E.T.S. Volunteer
• Term began June 2018

Amber Gilmore P.E.T.S. Board Wichita Falls

Amber Gilmore

Board Member

• Director of Substance Abuse Prevention Program
• Chair of Wichita County Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition
• Previous Gym Owner & Boxing Instructor
• Proud Pet Parent
• Term began September 2018

annette ezzell wichita falls

Annette Ezzell

Board Member

• Attorney at ANE Law and Mediation Firm
• Photographer at AnnetteN Photography
• Alumni Southern Methodist University
• Alumni Midwestern State University
• Term began October 2018

Michael Tipton P.E.T.S. Clinic Board

Michael Tipton

Board Member

• General Manager for Spectra Avenue Management at the Wichita Falls MPEC
• Local groups: Southwest Rotary, Relay for Life, PETS
• B.A. and M.A. both from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL
• Term began December 2019

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