Wayne D Humphrey II
Wayne first got involved with the Morris in 2009 as a member of the Fur Ball Committee and joined the Board in 2011. He started his career mowing lawns, working his way up through the landscape/construction trade, earning supervisorial positions through drive and leadership. Leaving his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, in 2005, he accepted a position as Production Manager of a contracting company in the Philadelphia area. In 2007, he created Lucky Dog Renovations with his wife, Donielle; a home renovations company that strives upon delivering a superior customer experience with the highest level of craftsmanship. Finding a desire to expand his creative pursuits, he started Lucky Dog Studio, a sister company focusing on concept design & facilitation. He is privileged to have his cat, Kit Kat, a former Morris resident, and Jet, a French bulldog rescue.
Dr. Joshua Vieth
Joshua has been involved with the Morris Animal Refuge since 2011, first as a volunteer at the Fur Ball, and then officially joining the Board in December of 2012. Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Baldwin Wallace University in 2003, and his Ph.D. in Infection, Immunity, and Transplant Sciences from the University of Toledo College of Medicine in 2010. Following graduate school, Joshua joined a group studying T Cell responses to Cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan as a Research Scholar, and is continuing that work as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, part of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of Rutgers University. Outside of his laboratory and academic work, Joshua devotes much of his time to charitable endeavors through the Masonic Fraternity, has worked on multiple local and national political campaigns, and is excited for the opportunity to focus his love of animals and passion for animal welfare into his work with the Morris Animal Refuge.
Mary Ann Wirts
Mary Ann (Sally) joined the Board in 2011 having served as a Trustee of the Morris Refuge Endowment since 1994. Sally is a Managing Director of The Glenmede Trust Company, Chief Administrative Office of Glenmede Investment Management and President of The Glenmede Funds. She is the proud owner of two dogs – Hobart and Gatsby and two cats – Charlie Cat and Cleo. Sally attended Vassar College and has served on several other Philadelphia non-profit boards including Woodmere Art Museum and Springside School.
As a lifelong animal lover and board member since 2006, Steve has served as vice president for three years prior to becoming president in 2010. Steve holds a BS degree in accounting from Temple University. Prior to joining the School District of Philadelphia in 2005 as Senior Capital Asset Accountant, Steve worked as an auditor for the City of Phila. Controller's Office for 17 years and has been a Center City resident for over 30 years. Steve's charming personality and solid dedication are real assets to the Refuge. He currently has a 5 year old cat named Ziggy who of course is a Morris Alumni.
Annemarie has been a member of the Board since 2007, but, she has been volunteering for the Refuge for over 7 years. If there was ever an award presented for Super Volunteer, Annemarie would surely be at the top of everyone's list to receive it. Not an event takes place without Annemarie working on it and working is the operative word - the annual Fur Ball's Silent Auction successes is largely due to her get up and go - all the businesses on both sides of Broad Street know her sunny disposition, her big smile, and her persistency. She is totally motivated by her love of animals and her heart cracks when she sees or hears of any animal in any type of distress. When Annemarie first came to Morris, she was strictly a dog person, however, she is now the happy slave to two Morris felines - Francis J. and Miguel.
Donielle joined the Board in 2011 and has been an active member of the Fur Ball committee since 2009. She is native to Toledo, Ohio and had earned her B.A. in visual arts from Wittenberg University. In 2004, she made Philadelphia her new home and attended the Drexel University Arts Administration Graduate program to enhance her knowledge in the nonprofit arts field. After working in promotions and marketing in the Philly restaurant scene, she collaborated with her husband, Wayne, to embark on entrepreneurial pursuits together. The result of the union was Lucky Dog Renovations in 2007, a home renovations company, followed by Lucky Dog Studio, a sister company focusing on concept design and facilitation services. Each of the company’s was proudly designed after her rescued American Bulldog, Cargo and French bulldog, Jet. And although her kitty, a former Morris resident, isn’t named after a company, she is most certainly an intricate part in the family too.