Executive Staff

Christine Robinson – Executive Director


Prior to her arrival at The Animal Foundation, Christine was an Assistant County Manager for Clark County where her responsibilities included oversight and leadership of various departments. Her qualifications made her the ideal candidate to restructure The Animal Foundation in 2007. Christine effectively implemented programs and retained experienced staff to uphold the recommended shelter care standards of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). She has renegotiated municipal animal control contracts to provide adequate care and service to each animal received at the shelter for the first 72 hours of their stay and has balanced the budget each year since her arrival. Under Christine’s guidance, The Animal Foundation has the opportunity to effectively address the community’s animal overpopulation challenges.

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Carly Scholten – Director of Operations


With a degree in Animal Sciences and extensive experience in the fields of animal care, humane education, shelter medicine and shelter development and management, Carly has implemented numerous programs during her tenure at The Animal Foundation. Each program has proven successful in improving the shelter’s efficiency and ability to operate at the most effective level while minimizing expenses. A passionate animal welfare professional, Carly has dedicated her career to improving the lives of animals by enhancing and streamlining shelter operations at countless organizations, including PAWS Chicago and Champaign County Humane Society. She takes pride in identifying and implementing supporting technology, procedures and manpower to better serve the animals in our care while simultaneously creating a memorable customer experience.

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Andy Bischel – Director of Development


Andy Bischel joined The Animal Foundation as Director of Development in 2009 and is focused on generating revenue for the Foundation, including the implementation of the annual fundraising plan, leading solicitation and stewardship of major gifts and developing and implementing strategies to build support for the Foundation and its programs. After a 4-year tenure in UNLV’s Athletic Department Scholarship Donor Office where he supervised fundraising events and donor cultivation, Andy joined UNLV Men’s Golf Team as Assistant Coach where he managed the Rebel Golf Foundation endowment and booster group. A graduate of UNLV, Andy is proud to utilize his fundraising expertise to help end the pet overpopulation problem in the Las Vegas community.

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2013 Board of Directors

Chair: Linda Marvin Vice-Chair: Andrew Vaughan, DVM, DACVIM
Treasurer: Michael Wilkins Secretary: Chris Stacey
Doug Crosby Matthew Frazier
Jane Greenspun Gale Tom Kaplan
Marilyn Larson Vivica Marshall
Dianne K. Merkey Jillian Plaster
Kim Sibella Denise Valdez
Andrea Wynn Dale Wynn