Our Board Members
Cristyn Weil, President
Cristyn is the wife of attorney, John Weil, and is the proud "mother" of 3 rescue dogs and several cats. She became involved with HSOY to lead the effort to build a desparately needed new shelter for Yuma's homeless animals. Upon completion of the shelter, she joined the Board of Directors in 2013 and served as its treasurer for a year and currently serves as its president.
Claire Eckard, Vice President
After moving to Yuma in 2007 I quickly became interested in volunteering at the Humane Society. I began walking dogs on Sunday mornings and attending and supporting the fundraising events and getting to know the amazing staff and volunteers who are so committed to this organization. In 2011 I took over as co-chair for the Critter Country Annual Fundraiser and had a total blast running and hosting that event in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2013 I joined the Board and have really enjoyed working the other board members and with the Humane Society staff towards our mutual goals. There is never enough hours in the day, but with the support of my wonderful husband( who lets me out of the office as often as necessary) I am committed to carving out the time to be a productive and effective Board Member! I am the proud mother of a U.S Army soldier stationed in South Korea, a 15 year old high school student, and owner of 8 horses, a mini mule, 4 dogs, 2 cats and 2 tortoises. In my spare time I compete in 50 mile horseback endurance races!
Audra was born in Blythe and raised in Yuma, married to Les Evans and their family owns Evans Custom Concrete. A proud mother to her daughter Madyson, 6 dogs and 3 cats. Her daughter's passion for dance matches Audra's passion for animals. She has been deeply involved in the organization since 2010 and continues to fight for the homeless pets of Yuma everyday.
I am a native Yuman, who retired when I sold The Flower Mine flower shop in 2007, and began to do volunteer work at the shelter . I showed Irish Setters ,Welsh Springer Spaniels and Welsh Cardigan Corgi's at AKC Dog Shows for 20 years , having taken one of my Irish Setters from is first points to his championship to a All Breed Best in Show.
My main interest has been the transporting of animals out of town in the "Rescue Express" van. I coordinate getting weekly trips planned and try to get about 100 animals moved each month. I've gone from being a full time volunteer & Board member to being a full time employee, and then back to being a full time volunteer and board member again.
My passion is to try and save as many animals as we can at the shelter by way of adoptions and sending animals out of town to rescue groups and other shelters so that they get another chance at being adopted. I'm also very interested in our Spay/Neuter program and the TNR of feral cats. Our shelter is always in need of the community's help and support, and our vision is to the future opening of a new shelter.
Terry relocated to Yuma in 2007 from Michigan where he was born and raised. Graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors in agricultural economics, then went on to obtain his Masters degree at Ohio State University. He has been married to his wie Lorri for 28 years and has two fur-children, Pumpkin and Squeak (2 Rescue Cats). Here in Yuma, he is currently the Executive Vice President/Cheif Credit Officer at 1st bank Yuma and has nearly 30 years in the banking industry. In his free time he enjoys biking, hiking, classic cars and working in his yard.
Becky is a Yuma native and a natural caretaker, with a background in healthcare. She originally became involved with the Humane Society of Yuma back in 2005 and is hands on as a loyal foster parent. Owning a farm and being involved with the HSOY; she now proclaims to be a professional pooper scooper. Her family of two children, a husband, and four dogs have embraced the Humane Society whole heartedly and the poop that goes along with it.
Quincy Smith is a Realtor at ERA Yuma. He has been involved with the Humane Society of Yuma as a member and a volunteer since 2006, including walking shelter dogs every Sunday. He joined the Board of Directors in 2014 to further support the organization. He is committed to helping the organization grow, protecting the quality of life of the shelter animals and reducing the number and unwanted pets in the community. Quincy resides in Yuma with his wife Kyla, 2 daughters and 4 female rescue dogs.
Wendy is a Yuma native. When she's not working to save animals or supporting other local charities, she oversees the administrative operations for SMT Farms. She has worked in the local farming industry for over 25 years. In her "spare time" Wendy enjoys singing with a local band and collaborating with local musicians throughout the community. Wendy and her husband Denney have been members of HSOY for 6 years. They have one daughter, Kindra. And have 4 Chihuahua furkids at home.
Board Meetings are open to the public, and are held the third Thursday of every month at 5:45pm at our shelter.