Nikki Baltas

A Mighty Village

For over 40 years, the team at Baypath has tended to the daily needs of thousands of cat and dogs. We have a wonderful and mighty staff, but it is a small one. It is their leadership, coupled with the dedication and collaboration of countless volunteers and trusted professionals that the organization has consistently been able to punch above its weight and help as many animals as possible.


Baypath has a small, highly experienced team of part time and full time animal care and adoption professionals led by the Shelter Manager, who assesses each animal’s needs and develops a personalized care plan. We also have a small team of development staff committed to advancing Baypath’s mission.

As of July 2022, we are proud to say that all shelter staff has received training and certification for the Fear Free Shelter Program – a program committed to reducing stress in shelter animals. We are so grateful to this staff for always working to ensure a nurturing and enriching environment for the animals in our care.


Liz Jefferis

Executive Director

Ann Tomassini

Associate Director of Development

Katie Farrell

Cat Programs Coordinator

Lauren Maistros

Operations Coordinator

Emma Wailgum, KPA CTP

In-Shelter Dog Programs Coordinator

Beth Watson

Animal Care Associate & Adoption Counselor

Katy Kesselman

Development Coordinator

Devin Maloney

Animal Care Associate & Facilities Caretaker

Lauren Dimartino

Dog Foster Program Coordinator

Beth MacLeod, CPDT-KA

Director of Training & Behavior

Rachel Gallagher

Animal Care Associate & Adoption Counselor

Maddy Berthold

Marketing Coordinator

Yelena Clay, KPA CTP

Animal Care Associate & Adoption Counselor

Heather Stevens

Animal Care Associate & Adoption Counselor

Lily Bolton

Animal Care Associate & Adoption Counselor

Key Volunteers

Our staff is supplemented with a network of more than 100 community volunteers devoted to meeting both the extraordinary and the everyday needs of each dog and cat in our care.  Below are some of our volunteers who run critical programs on our behalf.

Aimee McDevitt

Volunteer Coordinator

Kathy Lundgren

Outreach Coordinator
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Elaine Brem

Cat Adoption Volunteer

Jennifer Tusia

Graphic & Web Design Volunteer
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Kelly Capek

Graphic Design Volunteer
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Justina Puntini

Food Pantry Coordinator

Trusted Consultants

In order to meet both the medical and behavioral needs of the animals in our care, we rely on these trusted professionals in our community. 

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Andrea Moolenbeek, DVM

Consultant, Veterinarian
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Rachel S. Geller, Ed.D.

Consultant, Cat Training & Behavior
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Kim Kiser

Consultant, Vet Technician
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Janet Sosnicki, DVM

Consultant, Veterinarian