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Staff & Board

Each person on our staff is wholly dedicated to the mission of the shelter and approaches the work with love and devotion for the well being of these unwanted and lost pets. These people work tirelessly on behalf of the animals we shelter every day of the week, even all holidays. Every animal is special to us and receives the best care we can possibly give.

Executive Management & Leadership Team

Cynthis Lucas, Executive Director
Martina Trujillo - Medical Manager
Felicia Valencia - Cattery Manager
Alyssa Romo - Kennel Manager

Board of Directors

We give thanks to our volunteer Board of Directors for their investment of time and expertise in the strategic planning process. You may contact any of our Board of Directors by sending them an email or leaving a message with the front desk at Stray Hearts: 575-758-2981


Donna Karr, President

Jay Prunty, Vice President

Barbara Ann Downs VanCalsem, Secretary

Karen Yates, Treasurer

Sarah Parr


Board of Directors meetings are held monthly, the third Monday of every month. Check our events calendar for dates and locations.