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Chief Executive Officer

Rachel Delport

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Meet Rachel! She is an avid cow enthusiast but spends most of her time loving on her sweet baby girl, her three dogs, Diesel (pictured), Chloe and Colt and her cat, Kyro. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with family & friends, working on home décor projects, enjoying her husband’s cooking and spending time outdoors. Her never ending love for animals led her to a career at the Greenville Humane Society and has allowed her to fulfill her dream of becoming a Chief Executive Officer.

Chief Administrative Officer

Sharon Wilson

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Meet Sharon! Even as a self-proclaimed cat person, she’s still pictured with her beloved dog Oreo (how ironic). When she isn’t crunching numbers, working with staff on HR issues or overseeing all kinds of fun office stuff as the Chief Administrative Officer, she enjoys spending time with her family and perusing the Kindle app for a new book. Sharon has dedicated over 25 amazing years to GHS. She will retire one day to fulfill her lifelong goal of being a crazy cat lady.

Chief Medical Director

Dr. Kelly Grisham, DVM

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Meet Dr. Grisham! She attended Berry College and the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked at the Greenville Humane Society for over 10 years and has been the Medical Director since 2013. Her interests include performing surgery, baking, reading, walking her dogs, riding her horse and traveling. She lives with her husband of 14 years, two sons and three dogs in Powdersville.

Shelter Veterinarian

Dr. Cynthia Wheat, DVM

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Meet Dr. Wheat! Before joining the Greenville Humane Society team, Dr. Wheat was in private practice and enjoyed seeing a variety of patients, including reptiles and small mammals. She has a Border Collie named Skye who was adopted from GHS and makes her smile every day and a ball python named Lucille Ball Python that she’s owned for 28 years. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading, travel and being in the mountains. During her career at the Greenville Humane Society, she has found fulfillment in performing surgeries in the Spay/Neuter clinic and providing health care for the dogs, cats, puppies and kittens on their journeys to their forever homes.

Medical Center Operations Manager

Kelly McComas

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Meet Kelly! Originally from Canada, she lives on a farm with her husband and their many animals including dogs, horses, chickens and a cat. In her spare time, she enjoys trail riding, barrel racing and spending time with her husband and animals. She started her career at the Greenville Humane Society as a volunteer dog walker and is now the Medical Center Operations Manager where she oversees the daily operations of the Admissions Office and Vaccine Clinic.

Adoption Center Operations Manager

Courtney Granger

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Meet Courtney! Courtney started at GHS as a volunteer in 2003 and has been involved with the organization since that time! She is a recent graduate of Clemson University and can be found on Saturdays cheering on her Tigers in Death Valley. When she isn’t working, Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband, her three wonderful pups and their sweet kitty, Willow. Courtney has combined her gift of gab and passion for animals in her role as our Adoption Center Operations Manager where she oversees the daily operations of our Adoption and Kennel teams!

Healing Place Operations Manager

Haley Mazanec

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Meet Haley! She is well known for her love of cats (she currently has three of her own) so some may find it surprising she’s also a mom to two precious pups, a yorkie named Duncan and a blind schnauzer mix named Georgie. When she isn’t wrangling her miniature zoo at home or working hard in our Healing Place, Haley enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, exploring new places and visiting with her beloved old horse, Cruise. Her compassion for sick and injured animals led her to leading our Healing Place team as the Healing Place Operations Manager.

Spay/Neuter Clinic Operations Manager

Jennifer Barton

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Meet Jennifer! A mom to one dog (Annie pictured here), three cats and a human son, Jennifer enjoys spending her free time reading, looking forward to her next Disney trip and planning for Halloween with her husband. She loves reading, has never been to a beach she didn’t like and has worked with animals for nearly 15 years. Jennifer loves following her passion every day to provide excellent medical care and prevent animal overpopulation as our Spay/Neuter Clinic Operations Manager.

Outreach Operations Manager

Erin Simmons

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Meet Erin! A life-long animal lover, Erin currently shares her home with her two dachshunds, Winston and Huxley, her husband and their new human baby. Erin loves working with the community to help homeless pets. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new culinary creations in her kitchen and finding new adventures throughout the Upstate. Erin’s passion for helping those in need has led her to her position as the Senior Development Manager.

Donor Relations Manager

Ashleigh Delport

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Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Africa, she has gone from loving animals from the wild to the sweet dogs and cats here at the Humane Society. Pictured here with her grand dog Josie Bell, she also likes to watch true crime documentaries with Zulu, her 14-year-old dachshund. She enjoys spending her free time with her 4 children and granddaughter, as well as traveling to all the beaches with her husband of 26 years. Her enthusiasm for interacting with the public and forming lasting partnerships has led her to the position as Donor Relations Manager.

Marketing Manager

Emily Zheng

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Meet Emily! A self-proclaimed cat-person, she found her passion utilizing her marketing experience to help the homeless animals in the Greenville community find loving homes. Emily has one dog, Sonic and two cats, Mochi and Shelee. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two human kids. Emily is a Clemson graduate and can be found cheering on the Tigers each Fall. Her unwavering commitment to the betterment of the community and deep love of animals led her to her position as Marketing Manager.

  • Brent Hester, Adoptions Manager
  • Katie Wisser, Assistant Adoptions Manager
  • Cailin Hinton, Kennel Manager
  • Gia Nix, Assistant Kennel Manager
  • Denise Lamb, Behavior & Enrichment Manager
  • Charley Moon, Intake & Vaccine Clinic Manager
  • Meagan Stoddard, Assistant Spay/Neuter Clinic Manager
  • Carley Teat, Volunteer Manager
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