Meet Our Team

Lisa Weaner, Executive Director

Lisa has been involved with the Fort Defiance Humane Society since 2017, first as a board member, then as Executive Director, starting in January of 2019. Before joining the Humane Society, Lisa worked for 26 years in operations and project management. Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations at MaritzCX in Toledo. Now she brings all that she learned in business operations to the business of animal care! Lisa is responsible for the overall operational management and day-to-day financial, scheduling, staffing, and communication management. As a life-long animal lover, Lisa has always had a passion to be involved with animal rescue. She also has her own group of “rescues” with 2 dogs and 4 cats.

Stacie Fedderke, Humane/Animal Care Director

Stacie began working with the Humane Society in 2013 and became a full-time employee in September of 2017. Animals have been a big part of Stacie’s life. She has been volunteering with numerous animal welfare organizations for over 27 years and has been assisting with animal rescues over the years. Stacie has a special interest in exotic animals and has experience with different species and how to advocate for them. Before joining the Fort Defiance Humane Society, Stacie worked at the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office for 18 years and that is where her love for animals and the law collided. This experience gave her a thorough knowledge of the Ohio Revised Code to help abused and neglected animals. Stacie is involved with the following organizations:

  • Defiance County Nuisance Task Force
  • Dangerous Wild Animal Response Team
  • Paw’s Project
  • Ohio Animal Welfare Federation.

Amber Dewulf, Office Manager/Adoption Coordinator

Amber has been working with Fort Defiance Humane Society since October 2017. Even before joining the Humane Society, Amber had been advocating for animals her entire life. She rescued her first dog around age 5 and from there, her love of advocating for them snowballed to where she is today. She is grateful to be a part of the emotional yet rewarding work of animal rescue. Amber’s life revolves around her family and her animals. Her house is a zoo of organized chaos, and she wouldn’t trade a single minute of it. She has a wonderful husband who sticks by her no matter how many foster (or permanent) animals she brings home. They have 2 wonderful kids, 5 dogs and 2 cats. Amber and her family enjoy anything outdoors, from sitting on their porch swing drinking coffee to hiking and kayaking. Their dream to is live in a vanagon and travel. Someday they hope to permanently park it somewhere warm!  For now, they call Defiance home.

Alexis Jewel, Office Administrator/Lead Kennel Attendant

Shannon Haydu, Office Administrator/Kennel Attendant

Evan Shininger, Kennel Attendant

Marlee Kohlbeck, Kennel Attendant

Madelyn Klein, Kennel Attendant

Felicia Wilson, Kennel Attendant

Walt Wilson, Kennel Attendant