HSCI Board of Directors
Tim Anderson, DVM
Hello, my name is Tim Anderson. I am the Board President for HSCI. I have been volunteering for HSCI since 2005. I am a Veterinarian at Hawthorne Park Animal Care Center. I have been involved with HSCI since 2005. I initially was helping HSCI with special needs medical care. In 2006 I then became a Board member.
Hello, my name is Nancy Freitag. I have volunteered with the HSCI since 1999, and been a Board member since 2006. I work on a farm with my husband in Tazwell County. I started volunteering for HSCI working with the cats. I then became very involved with the Spay and Neuter programs. I also foster a lot of cats and kittens in my home. I have adopted many cats from the shelter, including some very elderly ones.
Hello, my name is Kim Miller. I have been volunteering for HSCI since 2000, and been on the Board since 2001. I am a retired employee from State Farm Insurance Companies. I serve because I think HSCI is the best rescue organization in the area. I got started because I offered to help with horses should the occasion ever arise; which happened shortly after I made the offer due to the result of a large impoundment in a nearby town. The HSCI President then, said he would put me on the Board. I have adopted two dogs: Happy and Gizmo; eight cats: Smoky, Stormy, Molly, Smudge, Howie, Trouble, Taz, and Ebony; one horse: Cody; one donkey: Pancho; and two potbellied pigs: Button and Vincent from HSCI.
Hello, my name is Sherill Reichter. I have volunteered for HSCI since 1998, and the Board Treasurer since 2010. I am a retired employee from State Farm Insurance Companies. When State Farm started the Good Neighbor Grant, my husband and I decided that HSCI would be a great place to volunteer and benefit from the $500.00 grants. We started at the Gill Street location doing laundry and dishes. HSCI only had a residential washer and dryer at that time, so we spent most of our weekends doing laundry. Since then my role has grown to include coordinating Spay and Neuter events, working with the shelter Veterinarian, and Board Treasurer. I also work very closely with the caring staff of HSCI. I have adopted one dog from HSCI named Dixie.
Hello, my name is Wendy Ives. I have been volunteering for HSCI and on the Board since 2009. I am the owner of Artful Designs; a paint your own pottery studio. I serve because animals have always been my passion and I want to help make a difference in the lives of unwanted pets in McLean County. I couldn't be more proud of the work our Board and staff together have accomplished. I first became involved with HSCI as a volunteer. I walked dogs and cleaned dog cages after seeing an article in the Pantagraph about the need for volunteers and donors. We have two sons, and two Vizslas: Millie and Mila who we love very much!
Hello, my name is Nick Houska. I have been volunteering and on the Board of HSCI since 2015, when I returned to the area following law school. I am an attorney with the law firm of Hartweg, Turner, Wood & DeVary, P.C., and I am a Bloomington native. Growing up in Bloomington, my family has long been supporters of HSCI and rescue shelters in general, and we adopted two dogs from the Humane Society and a third from Best Friends Animal Society while on a family trip to volunteer at their shelter. I have wanted to help support and grow this wonderful organization ever since, and I am excited to have the opportunity to continue to help the shelter grow and serve both the animals and the families of our community. I currently have one dog, a Corgi named Khaleesi.
Hello, my name is Craig Queen. I am a native of Bloomington-Normal, though I lived in the Chicago area for over 20 years before returning to the area in 2011. I have been involved with HSCI since that time. I grew up with two beautiful collies and have been an animal lover since that time. I am an attorney with Robert T. Varney & Associates in Bloomington. I have a sheltie-poodle mix named Buster, and am a special friend to two pugs, Stewie and Lilly.
Hello! My name is Meg Barnet. It's an honor to serve on the Board of the Humane Society of Central Illinois. I've been a resident of Bloomington/Normal for over 15 years - relocating to this wonderful community with my employer, State Farm Insurance Companies where I am a Director of Communications. Supporting my community through volunteer work is an important part of who I am. I also have a passion for the welfare of animals - so serving with HSCI is natural fit. From volunteering at the shelter to assisting with fundraising events, I enjoy any opportunity to make a difference in the lives of animals who have been abandoned, abused, or lost. Over the years, I've been "rescued" by many furry family members. Today, I am blessed to have been rescued by our two dogs, George and Beau, but please don't tell them they're dogs!