The staff of The Feline Fix works under the general direction of the Board of Directors


Lindsay Ganassa, Executive Director, joined the team at The Feline Fix in April, 2019. Lindsay serves as the organization’s strategic leader and is responsible for raising funds and creating partnerships to further advance our mission. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and has served the nonprofit community for the past six years, holding fundraising positions with the Dumb Friends League as well as Freedom Service Dogs of America. Lindsay graduated with a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Denver where she also earned a certificate in Animal-Assisted Social Work. As an avid animal welfare advocate and firm believer in the power of the human-animal bond, Lindsay is passionate about improving the well-being and safety of all animals. Lindsay shares her home with two adopted shelter dogs, and while she does not currently have cats, she has a sneaking suspicion that it is only a matter of time before one joins her pack.

Sherri Leggett, Operations Director, has managed our general operations since 2010.  She manages work flow and other administrative duties.  Her role ensures the clinic conducts business effectively and efficiently.  Sherri has been a manager in animal welfare for over 20 years.  Sherri lives with her partner of 40+ years and 2 adopted felines – one with 4 legs & FIV and one with two and a half legs.

Elena Contreras, DVM, Medical Director, has been with the organization since November 2018. She has extensive experience in shelter medicine, animal welfare, and infectious disease research in our feline friends.  Dr. C shares her home with 3 adopted former-shelter dogs, 5 adopted former-shelter cats and 1 human

Stacey Baum, Marketing Director, oversees all marketing and public relations activities for The Feline Fix.  Stacey has worked in the nonprofit, animal welfare arena for 20 years.  Her family adopted 3 rescued kittens from The Feline Fix who now reside with an 11 year old Pomeranian.  The kittens grew up to be the same size or larger than the pom.  It is fun to watch them all run around and play together - they keep their doggie sister young.

Nicole Hammers, Program Manager, is the friendly face at our front desk. Nicole runs the check-out desk for our clinics, schedules appointments, rents traps, manages the foster/adoption program, and assists with the paperwork and general function of our facility.  


Holly Winters Deppe, Certified Veterinary Technician, is responsible for patient care, anesthesia, pre-and post-operative patient assessment, surgical preparation, drug inventory, and management and administration of vaccinations. 

Kate Shirley, Clinic Assistant, started as a clinic volunteer in June 2017. She joined the staff in December 2018 and is responsible for pre-surgery patient preparation and assisting the veterinarian during wellness appointments. Kate is currently attending San Juan College online to earn her A.S. in veterinary technology. She also maintains an independent pet sitting business. She is the proud mom of one diabetic senior dog and five spoiled kitties. 



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