Meet Our Team

Ryan Castoral

Foster & Transport Coordinator

Ryan started at AWA in 2021 as a vet tech and has been a foster parent for AWA for the past 7 years, as well as an AWA adopter of 3 dogs, 2 rabbits and most recently, a kitten named Marshmellow. Ryan has a wealth of shelter knowledge and experience. She was an ACO and office manager of an animal shelter in Ocean county for many years and prior to that a vet tech in private practice. Her background in the field (and having firsthand knowledge of our foster program as a foster parent herself) made her a natural fit for the program. She is dedicated to the animals in our care and to the organization and is looking forward to growing our program even more.

Meet the rest of AWA’s team

Laura Houston

Laura Houston

Executive Director
Maria Giorla

Maria Giorla

Director of Finance & Administration
Nanci Urban

Nanci Urban

Senior Shelter Services Manager
Dr. Emily Seidl

Dr. Emily Seidl

Senior Veterinarian
Dr. Sara Patiño-Davis

Dr. Sara Patiño-Davis

Staff Veterinarian
Dr. Leroy Scott

Dr. Leroy Scott

Staff Veterinarian
Elizabeth Stanley-Reicherter CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, ABCDT

Elizabeth Stanley-Reicherter CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, ABCDT

Manager of Behavior Support and Training
Katie Nelson

Katie Nelson

Adoption & Customer Service Supervisor
Ashley Prem

Ashley Prem

Shelter Technician Supervisor
Robert Snyder

Robert Snyder

Animal Care Supervisor
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