Board of Directors

President

 

Juanita Easton

Juanita has a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland and is retired after more than 30 years of experience as a Computer Applications Analyst. She has been a critical member of the HSLC management team since 2001 and has served on the Board in various capacities including Secretary/Treasurer, Co-President, and Board Member. She has hands-on experience as a Foster, Adoptions Coordinator, Event Planner, Fundraising Coordinator, and Bookkeeper with a special interest in Humane Education. Juanita serves as the Program Lead for the Loudoun Pet Pantry. Juanita shares her home in Loudoun County with three cats who came to her as fosters but ended up staying for various reasons.

Vice President

 

Donna Drake

Donna is a graduate of the University of South Carolina who became an FAA Air Traffic Controller in 1985. After 12 years in Memphis, she transferred to FAA Headquarters in Washington, DC to join a team designing and deploying two weather monitoring systems and in 2002 was promoted to Supervisor at one of the busiest FAA facilities in the country. Donna retired from the FAA after 28 years to continue her legacy of volunteer work with organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Hands on Memphis, and the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia. Donna has a passion for animals and environmental causes as demonstrated by her work as a Master Gardener and with Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, and serves as a Foster and Transporter. Donna joined the HSLC volunteer team in 2014 and was elected to the Board the following year. She also represents HSLC as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Loudoun Community Cat Coalition. Donna resides in Loudoun County with a houseful of lucky rescued dogs and cats.

Treasurer

Vacant

Secretary

 

Diane Rice

Diane retired from the National Institute of Justice in Washington, DC after more than 35 years of management and administration experience gained from working in four different Federal agencies.  She gained Board experience while serving as a Secretary of a Property Owners’ Association.  There have always been animals in Diane’s life.   She began working with a dog rescue 15 years ago and has continued to participate in dog fostering, transporting animals, and performing home visits, TNR, and feral cat colony feeding.  She began volunteering at HSLC events in early 2016 and joined the Events Committee in 2017.  Diane is currently “Dog Mom” to three rescued dogs.

 

Officers

 

Melissa Hughes

Melissa brings to the Humane Society of Loudoun County a variety of experiences. Over the last 20+ years she demonstrated expertise in technology, web design, government, legal, healthcare, transportation, and acquisition management industries. Her proven abilities in the areas of running her own company in the healthcare industry, acquisition management of software and development, directing engineering projects, management skills, and team leading, volunteer coordinating, training and networking and collaborating to get the job done brings a unique group of skills to the Board of the HSLC. Melissa’s willingness to take on projects, her expertise in executing them and her demonstrated skills in cross training and managing resources, the patience and determination to accomplish tasks and goals, bring a welcomed addition to the Board. Melissa is owned by and shares her home with two felines.