Kade came to St. John from Baton Rouge, LA where he volunteered at numerous animal shelters. Kade is the shelter’s feral cat coordinator and is also responsible for canine husbandry.
Ryan comes from Mystic Ct with his 95 pound black lab, “Tugs”. He’s worked at boarding facilities in Mystic and here at the shelter he is responsible for the canine husbandry at the shelter.
Board of Directors
B. J. Harris moved to St. John in 1979 on “Dancing Dragon”, an 82’ John Alden classic ocean racing yawl, after living abroad with her family for much of her young life. She received her first USCG Captain’s License in 1976 and currently holds a 500 ton USCG Master Mariner license. In 1983 she formed St. John Properties and has had one foot in the water and one on land since then. B. J. is a leader in her industry, having served as St. John Board of Realtors president three times, VI Territorial Association of Realtors president four times, and is 2014 National Association of Realtors Vice President for the Southeastern Region of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Puerto Rico and the VI. She has lead the ACC three times as president and her commitment to the welfare of animals on St. John is unwavering.
ACC Board member Dr. Elaine Campbell is retired from the teaching faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge. She is the proud mother of three daughters, two of whom are veterinarians and one a visiting nurse. She is also the proud grandmother of four young boys and girls, of whom the oldest, William, has been a summer intern at the ACC shelter during the last two years.
Dr. Campbell has been named as an honoree for the forthcoming 30th anniversary edition of Who’s Who in the World. In recognition of her teaching career as well as her long history of publications in scholarly journals around the world, she has also been included in Who's Who in the East, Who’s Who in Education, Who's Who in America, and the British World Who's Who of Women.
According to Elaine, her proudest achievement throughout her twenty years residency in St. John has been to fly approximately 25 homeless St. John cats North with her to fabulous homes among friends and relatives in the Northeast.
Jason relocated to St. John in 2004 and is originally from San Diego. Jason was the former owner of the Mail Center now known as "Post Net" and is now currently involved in the Real Estate Market through the property management company of Catered To Vacation Homes and the Brokerage company of St. John Properties. This is Jason's 2nd time serving on the board of the ACC and over the years has adopted 4 great puppies from the shelter and accompanied 2 off island adoptions to great stateside homes.
After ten trips to St John, Leslie McKibben became a resident in April 2013. Shortly after her arrival, she started volunteering at the ACC. Originally from upstate NY, she continued to move further south and ended up in Melbourne Florida where she found her true love and they raised their two boys. She is a pediatric physical therapist treating kids in St. John and St Thomas and has started Kids Night In Babysitting Service for island guests and locals. She enjoys snorkeling,underwater photography, and baking. She lives here with her husband, Steve, son, Shane, and lab, Champ!
St.John homeowner since 2006, ACC PetSmart Grant Administrator June 2012, ACC Board member August 2012
Education: BA Augsburg College, MN - Religion and Communication (Magna Cum Laude); Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; William Mitchell College of Law, MN - Juris Doctor
Work Experience: Minnesota General Crime Victim Coalition, Exec. Dir. and Lobbyist; Missing Children Minnesota, Assistant Director and Guardian Ad Litem; Northwest Airlines, Flight Attendant.
Monica moved from Mendon NY in 2002 with her husband and three cats. Immediately became involved with the ACC. Previously was VP Finance for a photo company and handled finance, inventory, inport/export for 25 years. Graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in psychology and business. Have maintained feeding stations for many years and have been on the board for 6 years.
Mr. Oriel Smith was born on Grand Cayman Island and moved to the US Virgin Islands about 15 years ago. Mr. Smith works at Caneel Bay Resort and is fondly known to everyone as the person that takes care of all the animals on and off property- especially our beloved Donkeys and Deer. Mr. Smith has worked closely and is on the Board of Directors with the Animal Care Shelter for about 6 years.
Shelley LeTendre is currently the ACC Project Coordinator for the Trap/Spay/Neuter/Release effort. She has a BS Degree in Biology, is a Dental Assistant, Veterinary Technician and massage therapist. She has been a resident of St. John since February 2013. Shelley is also employed at Portico and is a greeter at Catered To Villa Rentals.
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