Board of Directors
Board PresidentMatt Cree joined the HSJC board of directors in March of 2011 and is currently serving his second term as Board Vice President. Matt is a lifelong resident of Johnson County and is an attorney with the Van Valer Law Firm in Greenwood. Prior to joining the board of directors at HSJC, Matt served on the fundraising committee for the Johnson County chapter of Habitat for Humanity where he helped develop the chapter’s “More than Houses” fall fundraiser. He has also served on the membership committee for the Johnson County chapter of the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis. Matt is currently an active member of ASPIRE Johnson County, a civic group dedicated to improving the quality of life for Johnson County residents and making the county a premier destination to live, work and play. Matt and his family are deeply involved in animal welfare. The Cree family has fostered several animals for HSJC and Love of Labs of Indiana, transported cats for the Community Cats spay/neuter program, and donated several hours to photographing animals for placement on Petfinder and other adoption websites. Matt resides in Greenwood with his wife and son along with several animals adopted from HSJC.
Keri Cooper Perry
Board Vice PresidentKeri Cooper Perry joined the board of directors of HSJC in March 2014. Keri began volunteering with the Humane Society in 2013, assisting at the Johnson County Fair, helping plan Art Unleashed and collecting food donations during Christmas for the Critters. Keri has been a resident of Johnson County twice, most recently moving back to the area in 2013. She is the Division Transportation Manager at Firestone Building Products in Indianapolis. Keri has been involved in fundraising efforts for United Way and the Julian Center. Her goal is that before long the dogs of Johnson County will have a temporary residence at the Humane Society where they await their forever home. Keri lives in Greenwood with her husband Dan, 2 dogs, Bella and Brady, and 2 cats, Sammy and Little.
Jerry Hornback joined the board of directors of HSJC in 2002 and currently serves as a member at large. Jerry has been a resident of Johnson County since 1991. He is a Principle Engineer in Columbus Indiana and an owner of 2 small corporations in Johnson County. Prior to joining the board of directors at HSJC, Jerry was involved with the Marion County chapter of Habitat for Humanity and volunteers at the BUV institute for affordable transportation in Indianapolis. Jerry’s work at the HSJC is primarily overseeing the design and maintenance of the facility. Jerry lives with his wife Paula and three adopted dogs, Oliver, Harley and Beau.
John is the youngest of three children and grew up on the west side of Indianapolis in Avon, attending Avon High School where he was on the swim team for four years. Upon graduation, he attended the Kelley School of Business at Indianapolis (IUPUI campus), obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree (majors in accounting and finance) as well as a Master of Accountancy degree in 2009.
While in college he participated in the Delta Sigma Pi and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternities, serving as the secretary and treasurer for the latter. In addition to scholastic and educational endeavors, John was a tax intern for Clifton Gunderson LLP and worked part time at the college gym. Upon graduating college, John joined Deloitte & Touche LLP as an audit staff and has worked there through the present, currently being an audit senior.
In addition to serving on the board of the Johnson County Humane Society, John spent seven summers working on the staff of the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation in Osceola, Missouri. While there he served as a lifeguard, taught swim lessons, certified lifeguards, and taught swimming and lifesaving classes to all ages, serving in the capacities of Aquatics Instructor, Assistant Pool Director, and Pool Director. John is an eagle scout.
Joanna joined the HSJC Board of Directors in January of 2015. Prior to joining, she attended the University of Indianapolis where she majored in Communication and minored in Civic Engagement and Community Leadership. Joanna works for a local radio station as an on air personality. In addition to her HSJC commitments and additional pet snuggling, she also volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana. Her love of animals and appreciation for their welfare goes all the way back to her teens when she would sneak stray dogs into the house. She hopes to help educate more and more people about what good work the HSJC does for our local animals. Joanna lives in Greenwood with her two dogs (Cookie and Mackie) and three cats (Edward, Ruby and Shelby).
Amanda joined the Board of Directors of HSJC in January 2015. She previously volunteered with former coworkers at another animal welfare group, and has participated in other volunteer efforts through the years. She is the Director of Foundation Relations at Ivy Tech – Central Indiana, in Indianapolis, where she primarily works with grants and foundations as part of the fundraising team. Her goal is to help HSJC develop a long term plan for sustainability, so that the homeless and needy animals of Johnson County always have a place to find safety, warmth, and love. Though she grew up in Johnson County, Amanda currently lives on the southernmost edge of Marion County, with her husband, Joe, and their two cats, Orion and Muffins.
Matt joined the board in January of 2015 as a member at large. He has been a resident of Johnson County since 1975 and is a graduate of Purdue University. Matt spent several years working in the aerospace industry before joining Cummins Inc. in Columbus, where he has been for over twenty-six years. Matt has participated in numerous community events and fundraisers over the years and is looking forward to focusing his efforts on helping the Humane Society of Johnson County achieve its short and long term strategic objectives. He and his wife raised three wonderful human beings and many wonderful canine family members. They currently live in Greenwood with their four dogs, Bosco, Roxanne, Harley and Dar.
Kim Pauszek joined the HSJC Board of Directors in January of 2015. Prior to joining the board, she attended Franklin College where she earned a degree in Marketing. She later earned her MBA from IWU of Indianapolis. She is currently employed as a regional sales representative for an Atlanta based company. She has also owned and operated a wedding floral design business for the past eight years. As a lifelong Franklin resident and animal lover, Kim is very excited to be part of such a wonderful program here in Johnson County. She looks forward to promoting and educating others on the many programs and opportunities HSJC has to offer its growing community. Kim resides in Franklin with her two spoiled rotten puppies, Francis and Perrito.
Pam Self joined the Humane Society of Johnson County team in September 2011 and currently is the Business Manager and leads the Low Cost Spay/Neuter part of HSJC which helps lower income families get their animals fixed. Pam has been a resident of Johnson County since childhood. Prior to joining the HSJC team, Pam & her husband served on staff at a church in Indianapolis for 4 years. Pam currently volunteers with her youth group at church. Pam currently has Chloe – Siamese, Titus – Siamese Mix and Sami – Maltese/Yorkie mix. Titus & Sami were both Pam’s foster failures
Stacey and her daughter Katie began fostering cats/kittens in 2007 for HSJC. What started as a small project grew into their family fostering close to 400 cats in the past 8 years. Stacey grew up in Milan and went on to attend Ball State University where she earned a Bachelor of Nursing Degree. She most recently worked as a hospice nurse, but left the nursing profession to enjoy the animals and staff of The Humane Society of Johnson County. She keeps her skills current by drawing blood on the cats for various tests and practicing her nurturing skills on fuzzy, attention needing felines. Stacey resides with her husband Steve and three children, Katie, Kenny and Alan. The Cox family also consists of 6 cats and one very special dog, Frisco, adopted from Best Friends Animal Society. She credits her daughter, Katie, for helping her to find her true passion in life and thanks her family for putting up with so many cats!!
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