Our Team

Meet our dedicated, passionate, animal-loving staff.

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Allison Black Cornelius

Chief Executive Officer

Email: acornelius@gbhs.org

Allison joined GBHS in 2014 after serving as a consultant and interim executive director. She brings a wealth of expertise, including consulting, project management, and fundraising services to government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and the nonprofit sector. She has trained more than 1,000 nonprofit boards and raised more than $30 million for charity through her public presentations.

Allison received her public policy, nonprofit, governance, and leadership education at the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative and completed Advanced Board Consulting at BoardSource. She is well known for her volunteer work in leading public policy initiatives and legislation on behalf of abused and underserved women and children. Allison and her husband, Jeff, have five children and four rescue dogs - Huxley, Snow, Sunny and Yoshi.


Dr. Jerry Latham, DVM

Chief Medical Officer

Email: jlathamdvm@gbhs.org


Ivana Sullivan

Chief Programs Officer

Email: isullivan@gbhs.org

Katherine Lenn

Chief Financial Officer

Email: klenn@gbhs.org


Kristie Nix Moorer, CFRE

Director of Annual Fund and Special Events

Email: knix@gbhs.org

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Lindsey Cross

City of Jasper Shelter Manager

Email: lcross@gbhs.org


Lindsey Buckner Mays

Director of Marketing

Email: lmays@gbhs.org

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Kasey Rawlings

Outreach & Education Coordinator

Email: krawlings@gbhs.org

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Wendy Scott

Impoundment Manager

Email: wscott@gbhs.org

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Olivia Swafford

Community Cat Diversion Coordinator

Email: oswafford@gbhs.org