Associate Director of Development

Gwen Kochan

Gwen joined the Development Team in January 2019. Having grown up with a dog, hamsters, snakes and hermit crabs, Gwen is excited to pair her passion for animals with her passion for people. She is excited to apply her experience working with donors at Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison at DCHS. Gwen has been an active volunteer with animals, both as a dog foster parent and transporting animals from shelters in the southern U.S. In addition to her dogs Casey and Parker, she lives with her husband Matt and soon-to-be two college age sons Taylor and Reed in Middleton.

Gwen partners with donors to match their charitable interests and passions to the needs of the animals in our community, including stocks/bonds, IRA distributions, as well as legacy gifts and our Directors’ Council giving society.

(608) 838-0413 ext. 117

Development Team

Amy Good

Director of Development and Marketing

Sarah Linn

Development and Marketing Supervisor

Michelle Livanos

Development and Marketing Coordinator

Ash Collins

Donor Relations Specialist

Kim Jensen

Donor Engagement Coordinator

Marissa DeGroot

Public Relations Coordinator

Wendy Bell

Humane Educator

Amanda Smith

Humane Education Assistant

Gwen Kochan

Associate Director of Development