Lisa Imhof

Lisa Imhof

Senior Director of Operations

Lisa started her career in animal welfare as a kennel assistant and technician assistant at a veterinary hospital from 1988 to 1991. In 2006, she began to work part-time at Second Chance Pet Adoptions as a kennel helper and worked her way up to working full-time as the Facility Manager in 2007. She became the Director of Second Chance Pet Adoptions in 2008.

lisa@secondchancenc.org

Jessica Martin

Jessica Martin

Senior Operations Coordinator

Jessica, who goes by Jess, joined the Second Chance team in March of 2017. She came from the SPCA of Wake County, where she was a member of the organization for 10 years. Jess has a business degree but minored in animal science. Jess has adopted one Second Chance cat (a long-timer named Roz) and two Second Chance dogs, Nestle and Biscotti. With a love of animals and working with nonprofits, Jess is excited to be a part of the Second Chance organization!

jessica@secondchancenc.org

Susan Roberts

Susan Roberts

Dog Program Manager

Susan joined the Second Chance team in September of 2022. She is owned by two giant fur babies, Hammy Sammy (a Mastiff), and Gracie Roo (a Dane), whom she absolutely adores. She has fostered many, yet particularly loves helping the scared ones blossom. Having relocated from northeast Ohio in 2018, Susan brought her passion for animal welfare and knowledge to her new community. Working as an animal control officer in Franklin County, she utilized her animal experience and rescue knowledge to improve the shelter‘s animal care operations and gain the trust of the community. Susan developed and implemented the shelter’s community outreach initiatives, helping keep families and pets together! She brings a wealth of experience to the table and is excited to be a part of the Second Chance team, helping bring animals in need and families together.

susanroberts@secondchancenc.org

Sarah Foster

Sarah Foster

Dog Program Coordinator

Sarah grew up in the Pocono Mountains. Her love of animals began when her family began taking in the “misfit” dogs who needed homes in the area. She truly found her passion for animal rescue when she started volunteering at her local animal shelter in PA. While earning her degree, she went on to become a Kennel Technician there, where she gained knowledge on dog handling and behavior. After moving to North Carolina, she spent almost 3 years at the SPCA continuing to learn. Sarah has a soft spot for dogs with behavior challenges and seniors. She and her husband have a dog Tawny, who has her own behavior challenges, and two family dogs who they have “part time” - Boxer and Peanut. Sarah joined the Second Chance team in January 2023 and is beyond excited to be working in rescue again and helping save lives!

sarahfoster@secondchancenc.org

Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones

Transport Liaison

Jess Jones has always been the person bringing home stray or unwanted animals, bringing home several cats and dogs throughout her childhood. In 2015, she joined up with Paws for Life as a foster home and quickly became immersed in the world of rescue, becoming a Co-Dog Team Leader after only a few months. In that time, she developed a fondness for senior, sick, and behaviorally-challenging dogs. In 2018, she came to Second Chance as a volunteer to continue following her passion while maintaining a part-time job as a kennel technician and veterinary assistant at a hospital in Wake Forest. Since coming to Second Chance, Jess has adopted two very undersocialized dogs who now happily live with her pack of personal dogs and fosters, several cats, and four kids on their 47-acre farm. While the veterinary medicine field was engaging, Jess was excited to be following her passion in rescue by joining the Second Chance staff in 2019!

jones@secondchancenc.org

Rachel Cronmiller

Rachel Cronmiller

Senior Manager, Development and Communications

Rachel moved to Raleigh from Louisiana in 2008 to attend graduate school at NCSU. She has a passion for animals and for nonprofit work and was thrilled to join the Second Chance team in May of 2016. Rachel and her husband have three cats, a tennis ball-obsessed border collie mix, and a Second Chance (#fosterfail) Australian cattle dog mix who loves playing with fosters. Because she wants a French bulldog but cannot handle a sixth pet, Rachel volunteers with French Bulldog Village Rescue. Before COVID times, you‘d find her using her spare time to suffer through a gym class or dance at a Hanson concert. Now, she mostly walks around the neighborhood and reads (albeit not at the same time). Have any thrillers you’d like to swap?

rachel@secondchancenc.org

Alex Barker

Alex Barker

Volunteer Manager

Alex originally hails from southern West Virginia, where they grew up rescuing, loving, and caring for a variety of different animals including cats, dogs, small animals, and wild animals including deer, opossums, squirrels, and more. As a natural helper, Alex began their career in the nonprofit world through their experience and education in social work, spending time supporting and uplifting the needs of youth and young adults recovering from traumatic experiences. After serving as a Volunteer Coordinator for two years and earning their master’s degree, Alex found they could combine their passion for nonprofit work and helping animals through the Volunteer Manager role at Second Chance. Alex is so excited to utilize their passion and creativity to support volunteers and is always open to brainstorming new ideas that could make the volunteer experience even stronger.

alex@secondchancenc.org

Kerri Hughes

Kerri Hughes

Development and Communications Manager

Kerri was never able to have pets growing up so she started fostering dogs with Second Chance after college. After 4 years of working in publishing, she joined the Second Chance team in May of 2022 as the Development and Communications Manager. Kerri is excited to work with the team to bring Second Chance’s social and community presence to the next level and especially psyched to put all the animals on social media, so be sure to follow us!

kerri@secondchancenc.org

Perry Holmes

Perry Holmes

Custodian

Perry has been the custodian of Second Chance since 2008. He even helped construct the facility we currently reside in! Perry is a father, a grandfather, and a friend to all. Staff and volunteers are always smiling thanks to Perry’s jokes and insistence that they are doing "a mighty, mighty fine job."

Chiquita

Chiquita

Greeter, Donation Inspector, Dog Tester, Snack Tester, Merchandise Inspector

Chiquita has been part of the Second Chance Pet Adoptions team since 2014. She was born on January 1, 2006, making her a New Years baby! She spends her days on the floor inspecting merchandise and donations, testing dog and cat compatibility, and greeting the public.

With 17 years of sass in her body, her priority has been and will always be towards getting her beauty rest. Unfortunately, this active sleeping occasionally allows guests to mistake her as the lobby mannequin. We promise, she is real!

Chiquita is thrilled to be a permanent member of the Second Chance Pet Adoptions family. Make sure to thank Chiquita for her hard work and cuteness next time you visit!