HSCT Staff

Humane Society of Central Texas Staff


Don Bland, CFRE, Executive Director - (254) 750-7084 - Email

Don arrived at the Humane Society in March of 2012. He attended school in Waco and Valley Mills before heading to college at MCC and graduating from Baylor. Don obtained his Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certification in 2008. Ask him about his achievement that he enjoyed the most and he will tell you his 2012 Ironman triathlon finish (140.6 miles). He has two dogs that he adopted from the shelter, Rusty and Sydney who is deaf. He has two children and 4 wonderful grandchildren.  


Lana Crow, Rescue Director - (254) 750-7088 - Email

Lana rescued her first dog, Rusty, who lived to be 21 years old. Lana has been rescuing animals all her life--it's just who she is! Dogs are her favorite things in life besides her grandkids. She is optimistic that the future is bright for our community's animals, so long as we continue to fight pet overpopulation and help humans continue to spread the word. We have to be their voice.


Dusty Uptmor, Executive Assistant - (254) 750-7093 - Email

Dusty was born and raised in the big city of West, Texas.  She began fostering with the HSCT in 2016 before being hired as Executive Assistant in 2017.  When she is not working, Dusty can be found relaxing at home with her fur-babies, dancing with friends, or working her horses.

Emily Keil, Foster Coordinator -(254) 750-7087 - Email

Emily is a Waco native and is the loudest and proudest member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie class of 2012 with a B.S. in Animal Science. She began working at the Humane Society in Waco in 2012 as kennel staff before being hired as Foster Coordinator. All of her childhood pets were local strays or HSCTX alumni- a tradition she has continued by adopting two fluffy pups, Daisy and Gypsy, and two unruly but adorable cats, Rowdy and Marie from HSCTX. When she's not cleaning up after dogs and cats she enjoys reading, coffee, and riding with her 
rodeo drill team, the Heart of Texas Cowgirls. 


Leo Delgado, Adoptions Coordinator - (254) 750-7086 - Email


Patti Storm, Guest Relations - (254) 750-7080 - Email


Daniela Ranzinger, Rescue Coordinator - (254) 750-7085 - Email


Greg Canales, Mobile Adoptions 


HSCT Board of Directors


Rebecca Murphy

Cindy Mosley Guy, Secretary

James Beard, President

Tracy Burch Thompson

Ann Shaffer

Cindy Gough

Judy Hersh

Carol South

Ann Shaffer

Steve Gilmore, Vice President

Camille Johnson

Kristi Schlee


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