MEET THE TEAM

Tricia Gogala

President

Executive Director

Tricia's been volunteering at Oakland County Animal Shelter for over seven years and loves spending a Sunday morning with her pit bull buddies. She enjoys spending time with her two kids and two crazy dogs.

Monica Jensen

Vice President

Adoption Coordinator

Monica has been a volunteer for the Animal Shelter for years. She makes it her mission to get out as many dogs as possible each time. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her dogs and husband, Pete.

Diane Higgins

Secretary

Adoption Coordinator

Diane has been volunteering at the Oakland Animal Shelter for the past ten years.  It took no time for her to adopt her first dog from there, then a second one, and finally a third one.  She now encourages others to adopt and not shop.

Pete Jensen

Board Member

Pete volunteers as a Sunday walker for the Oakland County Animal Shelter.  He enjoys spending time with his wife, Monica, and their three rescues, Tuon, Dozer, and Isoìde. 

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Genna Oertel

Board Member

Co-Merchandise Coordinator

Genna has been an essential asset to Oakland County Animal Shelter for the past four years. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out and spoiling her three dogs and spending time with family. She loves anything sports related and the outdoors.

Rachel Jones

Board Member

Co-Merchandise Coordinator

Rachel has been volunteering at the Shelter for over 2 years and has loved every minute of it. If you can’t find her there, she's probably at her day job as a financial analyst for Pepsi. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her pal (and DOG Alumni), Maple, and going to concerts.

Bree Adams

Board Member at Large

Bree has been volunteering for a little over 2 years and loves to walk the dogs (especially when she can take them to trails) and has become the treat master. When isn't spending time with the dogs at the shelter, she works as a healthcare consultant. She loves to spending time outdoors and playing volleyball and powerlifting.