CHA Animal Shelter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal shelter in northeast Columbus, Ohio. CHA is funded solely by donations from adoption fees, donations from the public, and our own fundraising efforts.

Our mission is to serve the people and animals of Central Ohio by providing safe, temporary shelter and care for abandoned or otherwise homeless cats and dogs, and to reduce pet overpopulation by means of spay and neuter, education, and community outreach. We have been fulfilling our mission since 1975.


  • Stephanie WimbishExecutive Director
  • Kelsey Smucker, Director of Operations
  • Ashley Chrencik, Veterinary Services Manager
  • Marissa Friel, Community Engagement Manager
  • Open Position, Veterinary Technician
  • Anne Dobrowski, Adoption Floor Manager
  • Laura Hackney, Veterinary Assistant
  • Carrie Ozbun, Adoption Counselor
  • Sue Conley, Animal Caretaker
  • Alicia Chandler, Animal Caretaker
  • Amanda Jacobs, Animal Caretaker
  • Dr. Wendy Tsai, DVM
  • Dr. Christina Little, DVM

Board of Directors

  • Andy Roseberry (President)
  • Open Position (Vice President)
  • Steve Boston (Treasurer)
  • Matt Whitman (Secretary)
  • Lindsey Forhan (Board Member)
  • Nancy Perlman (Board Member)
  • Lisa Yellen (Board Member)
  • Patricia Hoyer (Board Member)
  • Stacey Wideman (Board Member)
  • Alison Bechtel (Board Member)
  • Cathy Fredrick (Board Member)
  • Melissa Hamilton (Board Member)
  • Andrea Cozza (Board Member)

CHA Animal Shelter Financial Information

CHA Animal Shelter (Citizens for Humane Action, Inc.)
Tax ID: 51-0166864


Corporate Sponsors

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