The team at Pet Resource Center of Kansas City is dedicated to improving the lives of animals in the greater Kansas City area.

Board of Directors

  • Mike Black, Board Chair
  • Bryan Reed, DVM, Board Secretary
  • Michelle Rivera, Board Treasurer
  • Marcia Drumm, Board Member
  • Pat Pheffer, Board Member

Advisory Council

  • Michael Blomberg, Financial Advisor at Waddell & Reed
  • Terry Garberg, Founder of Bark to Basics
  • Joyce Layman, President of Layman Collective
  • David Michael
  • Cari Pemberton, Marketing Professional
  • Scott Poore, Mission Driven Goods
  • Jim Stuelke, Principal at Extreme Coating Solutions, LLC
  • Bill Worley, Business Consultant McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan

Young Professionals Board

  • Katie Birkenfeld
  • Haley Bowman
  • Marin Collins
  • Lauren Fredrickson
  • Kathryn Jung
  • Sara McAfee
  • Shea Marie McClain
  • Aaron Smullin
  • Sammy Snow
  • Meagan Stice
  • Kristen Thurmond
  • Cydney William

Senior Leadership

  • Michelle Rivera, Founder & CEO
  • Melia Washington, DVM, Chief Veterinarian
  • Scott Cotter, Communications Director
  • Kristin Roth, Director of Community Engagement
  • Kellie Johnson, Director of Development


  • Melia Washington, DVM, Chief Veterinarian
  • Jess Nichols, DVM
  • Cynthia Goldston, DVM
  • Elin Maki, DVM
  • Kady Lake, DVM

Interested in being more involved at a leadership level with PRCKC?

Contact Michelle Rivera.