About

Animal Welfare
Association of Colorado

The Animal Welfare Association of Colorado was formed by the historic merger of two organizations in 2020. Two longstanding organizations, the Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers and the Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies, merged to better serve all of the professionals in the state’s animal welfare and care and control organizations.

AWAC exists to focus on issues that affect animals and communities in Colorado. Through professional development, advocacy, and collaboration, AWAC represents a powerful voice in the protection of companion animals in Colorado. AWAC is committed to enhancing the Colorado network of humane communities for all pets and people.

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Board of Directors

Heather Grant

Heather Grant

President, Rifle Animal Shelter

Janee Boswell

Janee' Boswell

Vice President, Code3Associates

Maggie McSchaefer

Maggie McSchaefer

Treasurer, Foothills Animal Shelter

Kari Kishiyama

Kari Kishiyama

Secretary, City of Montrose
Krista Amatuzio

Krista Amatuzio

City of Steamboat Springs Animal Control

Kristin Elliot

Kristin Elliott

Dumb Friends League

Doug Frye

Doug Frye

Mesa County Animal Services

Char Gonsenica

Char Gonsenica

Humane Society of Eagle Valley
Tiana Kennedy

Tiana Kennedy

PawsCo

Kelli Jelen

Kelli Jelen

Westminster Police Department

Kari Kishiyama

Duane Adams

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis

Englewood Police Department
Jennifer Schwartz

Jennifer Schwartz

Humane Society of Boulder Valley
Anna Stout

Anna Stout

Roice‐Hurst Humane Society

Lindsey Vigna

Lindsey Vigna

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region