Marjorie Garard, Director
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!
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors are hand-picked from our Intermountain community. They include business leaders, community-minded citizens, and professionals that contribute their time and professional skills to further our mission. The Board of Directors meets regularly throughout the year to direct and shape the organizations' future sustainability through fiscal oversight, fundraising and strategy development to set and achieve short and long term goals.
If you feel you can make a commitment of time, skills, and expertise that would contribute to furthering our mission, please contact our Board of Directors at email@example.com.
Dr. Vincent Wincelowicz, President
Vinnie and his wife Kathy have been in Evergreen since 1998. He has had over 30 years of Law Enforcement experience to include being a former Unit Chief for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Upon moving to Evergreen, his second career has been in Higher Education: Community College of Denver, Johnson & Wales University, and currently a Professor at Regis University. He has been the past Chairperson for the Denver Mile Hi Chapter of ASIS and President of the Foundation for the Prevention of School Violence. He and Kathy have Alpacas, miniature Fainting Goats, Abruzzi Sheep Dog, and of course a cat. All have been rescue animals! He has always been a passionate animal advocate. He brings a background of executive management in public service and non-profit organizations to IHMS.
Barry Meinster, Director
Barry Meinster is a long time resident of the area and is not 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."
J. Lacy Cook, Director
Lacy has always loved animals and started her career while earning her degree in Animal Behavior. She interned with the Department of Defense and was quickly hired on to become a Military Working Dog trainer. Lacy spent almost 10 years breeding, raising, and training Belgian Malinois as certified patrol and detection dogs. Upon leaving Texas and moving to Colorado, she became a certified teacher and earned a Master's Degree in Science Education. After spending a decade as a teacher, Lacy has finally come full circle and is now the Programs Director for Intermountain Humane Society and Animal Shelter. She is excited to be back working with animals and educating others on the joys and responsibilities of owning pets.
Diana Padgett, Treasurer
Diana and husband Kevin moved from the big city to Pine in 2014 and have never looked back. They enjoy all this beautiful state has to offer including hiking, camping, and just about any outdoor adventure.
Diana holds a Master of Science in Management from the University of Colorado and a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies from the Bard Center for Entrepreneurship. Diana is a nonprofit accounting specialist and brings many years of experience in financial and business management to the board of IMHS.
Cami has been feeding dogs and cats as a volunteer with IMHS for three years and more recently began writing grants for the shelter. She moved to Colorado four years ago from the Boston area where she had a farm with lots of horses, donkeys, chickens and of course, dogs and cats. She has adopted two dogs from IMHS - Shaka and BB (Black Beauty) pictured with their older brother Riley.
Cami Miller, Director