2020 Annual Membership Meeting

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 

6:00pm Annual Meeting and Year-in-Review Presentation Begins

On Zoom

Email Terri@cuhumane.org to get your Zoom Invitation


Agenda

I.        Board of Directors Election

Candidates

Justina Koehler, DVM (Champaign, 1st term)


I am excited for the opportunity to be considered for a position on the Board of Directors for the Champaign County Humane Society.

As a 2012 and 2016 graduate of the University of Illinois, I have been a resident of Champaign County for many years. After earning my DVM, I moved away for career opportunities, but have returned to call Champaign County my forever home. Currently, I work as a general practice veterinarian at Village Pet Doctor. I enjoy building relationships with my clients, their pets, and helping them through the most exciting and difficult times.

I love the opportunity to make a difference in each animals life, especially in a shelter setting as well as being involved in the community. CCHS has played a part in this early on when I volunteered as a undergraduate student. Since then, I am always looking for opportunities to continue playing a role in the well-being of animals. As a result, for the last 4 years, I have volunteered as a veterinarian for the Livingston County Humane Society performing surgical procedures, exams, and vaccinations.

It is an honor to be considered for a position on the board of such an important organization. I hope that my experience as a general practitioner and in shelter medicine as well as my passion for community involvement will allow me to be a valuable member to the board.


Jennifer Romine (Champaign, 2nd term)

I am excited to be considered for a second term to serve on the Champaign County Humane Society’s Board of Directors.

Animals have always been a part of my life. My family always had cats when I was growing up and I got my first cat when I was in 4th grade. I currently have 3 cats that are litter mates and were rescued from a junkyard. I also have a rabbit and 2 of my previous rabbits were adopted from CCHS.

I have a great deal of experience in the nonprofit sector. I am employed at the University YMCA on the University of Illinois campus. I have served on the Boards of Directors for the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana, Courage Connection and the YWCA of the University of Illinois. I served as the President of both the Courage Connection Board and the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana. Some of most important skills include fundraising, budgeting, bylaw review and administration.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve the Champaign County Humane Society.


Colleen Vojak (Champaign, 2nd term)

I am seeking to serve a second term on the Champaign County Humane Society Board. My volunteer work at CCHS began about 18 years ago when I started cleaning cat cages on Saturday mornings with my 13-year old daughter. After she went off to college I continued to volunteer on a weekly basis. In fall 2017 I joined CCHS as a board member and have since served on numerous committees. I also served for two years on the CCHS Capital Campaign Fund Drive to expand and improve our facilities and build a new Education Building. As the Capital Campaign Vice Chair for Marketing, I developed campaign marketing materials, solicited donations, and worked on a grant large proposal.

I have lived in Champaign for 31 years and have worked at the University of Illinois for over 23 years, most recently as a full-time grant-writing consultant for doctoral students and faculty. In fall 2017 I retired from the University. My husband and I still own a business in Champaign from which we are gradually working towards full retirement. We have 3 grown children who live in San Francisco, the Netherlands and Champaign and we also have 3 grandchildren in Champaign.

Several years ago we adopted 3 sibling kittens from CCHS – we jokingly refer to them as our “second litter”, but they really are an important part of our family!

We are fortunate to live in a town that has a first-class animal shelter and community education program, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve with a group of dedicated and caring community members who are working to improve the lives of the resident animals and the people who come to love them. 

 

II.        2019-20 Year in Review Presentation