Shelley Thayer, Executive Director
Previously the executive director for Cat Depot in Sarasota, Thayer has worked with Best Friends Animal Society, assisting with several major rescue operations and co-authoring rapid response procedures. Thayer has led the charge and rallied for wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, domestic animal rehabilitation, and big cat rescues. Thayer is the past president for the Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations (FAAWO) and now currently serves as a board member.
Before entering the nonprofit world, her career included twenty years of marketing. Shelley implemented national unveilings/events and new brand launches for name brands such as General Mills, PepsiCo, Universal, Disney and McCormick & Company. During Shelley’s marketing career, she remained connected to humane organizations as both a volunteer and fundraiser.
Michael Campana, Director of Finance and Administration
Michael brings over 15 years of financial management experience and expertise to SPCA Florida. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Michael’s love of animals brought him to SPCA Florida in July of 2013, when he joined as Director of Administration and Finance. In this role, Michael directs all financial aspects of the organization including accounting practices, budgeting, financial planning, interface with the financial community, financial analysis, and monitoring of financial performance. His extensive finance background ensures funds are appropriately managed to provide the best care for the animals entrusted to SPCA Florida’s care.
Prior to joining the SPCA Florida team, Michael held the challenging position as Controller for Plasma Therm LLC, where he managed a 30 million dollar annual budget, while overseeing all aspects of the Finance and Accounting departments.
As a graduate of Florida State University, Michael earned his Accounting degree. Michael lives with his wife, two children, and their two rescue dogs. Michael is an avid hockey fan and enjoys spending his free time with family and friends.
Kim Domokos, DVM, Director of Medical Services
Dr. Kim Domokos received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from St. Georges University in 2009. She joined SPCA Florida in July of 2012 with the opening of the new McClurg Animal Medical Center. Prior to working at SPCA Florida, she worked as an Associate Veterinarian in small animal practice for two-and-a-half years.
Dr. Domokos obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, in 2004. She completed many hours of volunteer work here at SPCA Florida prior to pursuing her dream to become a veterinarian. On her time off, she enjoys relaxing with her husband Derek and her dog, Monkey.
Jo Hendon, Director of Quality Assurance and Consumer Services
In addition to handling donor relations, Jo is working with our Quality Assurance Training Specialist to optimize SPCA Florida’s operating and service level standards to promote superior quality of care and customer satisfaction. Working collaboratively with key individuals throughout the SPCA Florida campus, Jo will coordinate efforts to achieve AAHA accreditation and other quality certifications.
Sandy Wotring, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director of Human Resources
Sandy Wotring joined SPCA Florida in 2014 as the Director, Human Resources and Risk Management, bringing over 16 years’ experience in the HR arena; she has held a Senior Professional in HR (SPHR) designation for over 18 years and just recently became accredited by the National HR organization, SHRM, as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).
She is a past president of Mid-Florida Society for Human Resource Managers (MFSHRM) in Lakeland and has also served on the MFSHRM Board in other capacities. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Mount Union in Alliance, OH and an M.B.A. from Mercer University in Atlanta.
Randa Richter, Community Involvement & Volunteer Manager
Randa Richter began her career in animal welfare in 2011 and joined SPCA Florida as the Volunteer Manager. Prior to that, she worked in the Orlando event industry for 5 years and the hospitality industry for 16 years. She chose to leave the corporate world because she wanted to make a tangible difference in the population of homeless animals, and felt she could do more to help animals in need.
What Randa enjoys most about her position at SPCA Florida is having a hands-on opportunity to support, save, and being part of a positive outcome for so many animals that come through our doors. In her spare time, Randa enjoys spending time outside in the sun, socializing with friends, fostering the hundreds of kittens and cats in need, and loving on her 6 personal cats.
Paula Creamer, Director of Business Marketing and Development
Paula Creamer is a native Floridian and proud to call Lakeland her home. She received her post-secondary education from Florida Southern College and completed her MBA graduate work at Liberty University. When asked, Paula humbly remarks how her career chose her as she juggled full-time work, a new family and college. This balancing act proved useful – providing the foundation for her focus and commitment today.
With over 20 years of project management and marketing experience, Paula has positively impacted the bottom line and increased market share for highly-regarded for-profit and non-profit organizations within the Polk County area. Paula is married to Mark Cook and has a 26 year old daughter, Jenna and a new son-in-law, Danny. Her four-legged children include a miniature Dachshund named Bella, a German shepherd named Nyla and Asher-man, a Belgium Malinois/Shepherd mix. In her spare time, Paula enjoys running and reading. She is an active member of the Citrus Center Kiwanis, Association of Fundraising Professionals- Polk County and an active volunteer for Guardian Ad Litem.
Belinda Reynolds, Practice Director
Belinda is a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) with over 20 years of experience in the veterinary industry as well as veterinary management. Her focus has been in providing exceptional leadership and education to her team members to ensure all are providing excellent care and service to the pet parents and their fur babies. Belinda earned a Bachelor of Science from Wilmington University in Business and Human Resources management.
Belinda and her husband Erik, recently relocated from the Delaware/Maryland area. They enjoy boating, camping, traveling and spending time with family, friends and of course their furry kids. Through experience, leadership, education and training, Belinda looks forward to helping our team provide clients with exceptional patient and client care while growing the services provided by the SPCA Florida Reva McClurg Animal Medical Center.
Michelle Williams, Adoption Center Manager
Michelle Williams began volunteering in the kennel area at SPCA Florida in 2009. She instantly fell in love with the organization and its’ mission to help the animals and make a difference in the community. Her love of helping the animals grew so much that she left her job with the Polk County School Board the very next year and began working full time at SPCA Florida as an Animal Care Attendant.
She continued to increase her knowledge of shelter operations through the years and advanced to the position of Adoption Center Manager in 2015 where she continues to work passionately for the animals.
When Michelle is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and spoiling her one and only grandchild. Her hobbies include kayaking and other water activities, and of course, playing with her own pets at home.