Board of Directors
Business leaders, community minded citizens and professionals can contribute their time and professional skills to IMHS through the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets once monthly to discuss IMHS goals and policies. We are currently accepting applications for new board members. Please consider volunteering as a member of the IMHS Board by filling out the Board of Directors application below.
Members of the Board of Directors must be current members of IMHS, abide by the by-laws and board agreement.
The Board of Directors sets goals for IMHS and provides policies for the Executive Director/Shelter Manager
The Board generally meets 11 times yearly, with additional committee meetings for many Board Members.
2018-2019 Board of Directors
Marjorie Garard, President
Marjorie hails from New Jersey, but she and her husband, Michael, have called Colorado home since 1989 and have been proud Conifer residents since 2009. Marjorie has a 25+ year background in real estate. She has always been a passionate animal advocate, focusing her efforts mostly on dogs, horses and large wild animals. With two grown daughters out on their own, Marjorie redirected her attention to furthering her support for animals. Since there is only so much advocacy you are able to do on your own, she realized she could contribute in more "hands-on" ways with a local organization and IMHS was the natural choice. Just ask Leah (Malamute mix) a former IMHS alum from 2012! Marjorie is excited to be a part of this team!
Mindy Louviere, Secretary
Mindy was born & raised in Rochester, New York and now lives in the mountains of Colorado on a five acre farm in Pine Junction. A stroke survivor, antique collector, avid reader, gardener, skier, sailor, food and wine fanatic, & animal lover - including three dogs, barn cats, sheep, goats, ducks, chicken, geese, turkeys & rabbits. She is at home living an authentic life - reading, collecting seeds & old farm tools, and writing notes to family & friends. Her story filters through surviving a stroke. Not a fan of moderation, she loves her own history and imagine a BIG future of off grid living, with all her farm animals and drinking a glass of Malbec.
Angela Knight, Director
Angie has over 25 years experience as a licensed real estate broker working for prestigious real estate companies in the Denver metropolitan area and foothills. She currently resides in Bailey with her family, four dogs and a cat. Maxx, their black German Shepherd, was adopted from IMHS in August 2017.
She has been involved in many facets of real estate marketing and business development from office management and operations to real estate sales and systems and technology applications and has been instrumental in developing, creating, designing, and implementing extensive print and electronic marketing and advertising programs for companies, individuals and properties.
Atypical to the traditional real estate marketing industry, she uses her unique gifts and intuition to decipher the best strategy for the needs of her clients while capitalizing on the strengths and uniqueness of the properties to create a suitable blueprint that will best fit the design style and target market.
Angie is excited to bring her experience and support to IMHS.
Barry Meinster, Director
Barry Meinster is new to the IMHS board but not new to the area or new to representing people. He's been a lawyer since 1969 and been representing business and financial institutions since 1973. He's a member of several committees for the Colorado Bar Association.
"Over the past 38 years my wife and I have adopted 19 shelter dogs. We usually have four at a time. We have fenced in an acre of land where they can play freely. They live in our house and several sleep in our bed with us. Needless to say, we love animals, and that is why I became a member of the Board. I also feel my 43 years in the practice of law will allow me to contribute in that area to IMHS."
Seth Alexander, Director
Seth Alexander, a Colorado native that has recently relocated from Denver to Conifer. He’s an IT Professional that has worked in the Information Technology industry for over 12 years. In addition, he has previous experience serving as the Vice President of a non-profit board and non-profit management experience while serving as the Assistant Director.
Seth has a passion for food, the outdoors, conservation, and animal welfare. He spends his time doing falconry, hiking, cooking, or more importantly spending time with his many unique animals – which include his dog, goats, chickens, rat, raptors, snake, and tarantula most of which were rescued.
Seth is looking forward to bringing his experience and passion to IMHS. He is excited to see IMHS grow and extend its reach into the lives of the animals that need a helping hand.
Required Contract and Statement for IMHS Board Directors
Vinnie Wincelowicz, Director
Eryn Zeugschmidt, Director
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes