Laura Houston

Laura Houston joins the AWA team with over 20 years’ experience working to advance the human-animal bond.  Ms. Houston most recently held the position of Director of Education with the Elmwood Park Zoo (EPZ) in Norristown, PA where she was instrumental in EPZ becoming the first zoo in the nation to become Autism Certified. Prior […]

Maria Giorla

Maria Giorla comes to AWA with more than 25 years of experience in financial management, which includes accounts payable, payroll, banking, financial reporting/forecasting and cash management. She also has experience managing and directing human resources activities.

Nanci Urban

Nanci directly manages the shelter services which includes intake/rehoming programs, animal care, shelter veterinary care, adoptions, animal transport, shelter/public training and behavior programs, foster care program, temporary boarding program and retail shop. She has 25 years of shelter experience under her belt. And can be guilty of taking her work home with her, which is […]

Ryan Castoral

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 […]

Dr. Emily Seidl

Dr. Seidl received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Prince Edward Island Atlantic Veterinary College. She became interested in veterinary medicine while working and volunteering in a shelter. The important mission, community involvement and unique case load kept helped solidify her career path. She was recently became an editorial advisory board member […]

Dr. Leroy Scott

Dr. Leroy Scott4th grew up in Burlington County and attended Rutgers University. He graduated from St. George’s University in Grenada West Indies. Dr. Scott started his career, working in regulatory medicine with the USDA. While working in government, Dr. Scott witnessed the important role veterinarians play and keeping America’s food supply safe. He now focuses on […]

Elizabeth Stanley-Reicherter CBCC-Ka, CPDT-Ka, SBA

Animal Welfare Association Manager of Behavior and Training Elizabeth Stanley-Reicherter

Liz is a certified behavior consultant canine (CBCC- KA).  She is one of only 402 in the world.  Liz is also a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and canine good citizen evaluator with a degree in Anthropology from New York University.  She specializes in finding solutions for behavioral challenged dogs, cats and small animals.  Liz designs […]

Katie Nelson

Having always loved animals, and after thriving as a dog walker and pet sitter, Katie joined the AWA in September 2016 as an Adoption Counselor, eventually growing into the role of Adoption and Customer Service Supervisor. She loves benefitting both people and animals by making quality adoption matches. She is excited to support the continued […]