Board of Directors

Ivy Wood, President

I have been working with The Humane Society since 2014 when it came out of receivership. I have been blessed to see so many wonderful changes and realize what giving communities Hot Springs and Hot Springs Village are. I am a Realtor here in Hot Springs and live on Lake Hamilton

Lynn DeJarnette, Vice President

Lynn has been an active member of the board for three years and a part of the fundraising for six years. Lynn is an advocate for “Don’t Shop Please Adopt “ and wants every pet to find their forever home! Lynn is The Executive Director and Producer of the Miss Arkansas for America Strong, Mrs. Arkansas America and Mrs. Arkansas American pageants. She is married to Ron and resides in Hot Springs.

Kaye Gilder, Kennel Manager

Curtis Whethington, Secretary

Kim Harrison, Director

I have always had animals in my life. They are the greatest companions and a comfort when we need it most.

Most days, I prefer them to most of the people I know!

Casey Ollar, Director

I became involved with HSGC as a volunteer in 2015 and have been a board member since 2019.

Born and raised in Malvern, I’ve been a huge animal lover since I was a child.

My love for animals extended into my career and I have worked for a local veterinary clinic for the past 6 years.  It’s so rewarding to be able to help animals and people every day.

While all animals are precious to me, I have a special place in my heart for kitties.  I have two of my own: Peaches, my sweet calico girl and Reginald, my feisty tuxedo boy.

It is a privilege to serve on the board and help the dogs and cats of Garland County find better lives!

William Willis, Director

I am a geologist and have lived in Hot Springs since 1983. Rocks and animals are my favorites. I believe dogs and cats are angels on earth without wings but sometimes they need our help. The Humane Society of Garland County is a fine organization that provides that help and it is a pleasure to serve on the board.

Chastity King, Director

Hi there! I was born and raised here in Garland County. I am a Registered Nurse and have 2 beautiful kiddos, Noah and Aylah, who attend Lake Hamilton School.

I have a small farm with LOTS of animals including chickens, ducks, turkeys, cats, dogs, and a pig! I also am learning the art of BeeKeeping 🙂

As a child, I had a special connection with animals and that hasn’t changed in 38 years! I believe God created humans and animals to have special bonds to bring healing to our souls.

It has always been a passion of mine to rescue, support, and love the animals here in Garland County. I am so honored to be able to do this by serving on the Board of the Humane Society of Garland County! Thank you for supporting this mission and calling!

Shelly Caldwell, Treasurer

Beverly Raley, Director