About: Staff


Johanna Humbert

Executive Director

“Life is incomplete without pets.” Johanna joined the Michiana Humane Society staff in December of 2013. Previous not-for-profit work included directing development work at Chikaming Open Lands in Lakeside, Michigan; the International Theatre Festival of Chicago; and Court Theatre at the University of Chicago. Management positions included Manager of Business Affairs at Kurtis Productions, and Business Manager at Judith Racht Gallery.


Karen Edwards

Director of Shelter Management

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.” (A. A. Milne)
Karen’s tenure at the Michiana Humane Society goes back to the mid-1990s. She began as a Kennel Attendant, cleaning and feeding the animals. Over the years she has taken on greater responsibility, and now she oversees all direct animal care.


Marie Huthwaite

Director of Marketing

“Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.” Marie comes to the Michiana Humane Society after helping launch a software startup in Chicago. She has over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing including working as a Crown Servant in the heart of London, England.  Her expertise is in events having worked on corporate events, tradeshows, festivals, and fundraisers.


Becky Blackmun

Veterinary Assistant


Kyle Henderlong

Building Maintenance


Natalie Howe

Kennel Technician


Deanna Hudock

Front Desk


Brianne Markos

Front Desk


Greg Scherer

Kennel Technician


David Schroeder

Kennel Technician


Meg White

Administrative Assistant