The Humane Society of Forsyth County (HSFC) is an independent, privately funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the people and pets of Forsyth County for over 40 years. Established in 1975, HSFC has adopted more than 20,000 animals into permanent, loving homes.
As the largest no-kill, non-profit humane center in Forsyth County, GA HSFC is dedicated to:
- Saving the county’s homeless cats and dogs
- Reducing pet over-population
- Educating our community about “responsible” pet ownership
How we do this is with people like YOU! Even the smallest contribution can make a BIG DIFFERENCE.
As a private, independent organization, we are not affiliated with the ASPCA, Humane Society of the US or Associated Humane Societies. HSFC is not a government agency and receives no funding from federal, state or local governments. Our ability to care for the community’s animals is supported solely by modest fees and donations. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.
The leadership team at Humane Society Forsyth County (HSFC) shares an endless love for animals and works tirelessly to build a compassionate community that enriches thousands of lives. The leaders you will learn about are a mix of volunteers and employees. Learn about the people leading our mission to save and enhance lives!
Justine Daniel – Shelter Director
Justine has 10 years experience in animal welfare and over 30 years of experience in customer service. She has served as Shelter Director since 2017 and is responsible for ensuring that all areas of shelter operations run smoothly and efficiently.
Debbie Bertsch – Director, Business Operations & Executive Director of the HSFC Thrift Store
Debbie was one of the original founders of the HSFC Thrift Store and has been successfully operating it since 2010 as Executive Director. In addition to being the Executive Director the of the Thrift Store, she is the Director of Business Operations for the HSFC and a valued member of the Board of Directors. She is married to Mike since 1989 and they have 2 beautiful daughters Emilie and Hannah.
Board of Directors
The Humane Society of Forsyth County, GA’s Board of Directors is a volunteer board comprised of local residents who help the Society fulfill its mission. The Board helps set the organization’s road-map for the future and works at fundraising throughout the year. Our board members bring a wealth of experience in many different businesses, financial and global areas.
Board members are elected in staggered terms to serve for three years. The board is comprised of up to fifteen members, four of whom are officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. HSFC is fortunate to have such a wonderfully dedicated group as our Board of Directors. If you are interested in becoming a Board Member you may contact Bea Wilson.
Vicki Rennick – President
Vicki has served as a Board member since 2013. She was the Vice President from 2016 through June 2018. Vicki has a strong business and Human Resources background that has been helpful to the society. Vicki also actively contributes as a cat & kitten foster. She lives in North Forsyth County with her 8 rescue cats.
Mark Schullstrom Jr. – Vice President
A Board Member since 2013, Mark served as President from 2014 through June of 2018. Mark has a wealth of business experience and has been instrumental in co-authoring many of the new policies that help HSFC grow in the last 5 years. He is loved at home by his wife, daughter, and SIX furry animals.
Jim King – Treasurer
Bio Coming Soon
Bea Wilson – Secretary
A Board Member since 2017, Bea has been involved with the HSFC since 2012 as a dog walker, foster team coordinator, foster, and Humane Hearts Pet Therapy Director. As a retired AT&T Director, Bea brings a wealth of business experience to the group. At home, she has three ‘furry fluffies – Coco, Puff, and Toby’… (and a foster every once in a while) and hubby Wayne.