Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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Staff and Board

UPAWS Board of Directors

Kathy Leone – President

Dr. Scott Jandron – Vice President

Colleen Whitehead  – Secretary

Lynn Andronis – Board Member

Reva Laituri – Board Member

Amber Talo – Board Member

James Kinnunen – Board Member

Alex Petrin – Board Member

Leslie Hurst – Board Member

Christian Verardi

Join UPAWS Board members and staff for our monthly board meeting Board meetings are held the 4th Monday of every month at 6pm in the UPAWS Community Room. UPAWS Board meetings are open to the public.


Kori Tossava – Executive Director

Ryan Poupore – Shelter Manager

Kaitlyn Keto – Vet Assistant

Ann Brownell – Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator

Allissa Gahn, Laura Rochefort &  Gwynne Ford – Supervisors

Julie Mahan, , Adda Lamon, Alli Goriesky, Hailey Weston  – Animal Care Givers

Contact Us

Phone: (906) 475-6661
Fax: (906) 475-6669
Email: info@upaws.org

Office Hours

Mon-Wed: 12pm to 4pm
Thursday: 12pm to 6:30pm
Friday-Sunday: 12pm-4pm


815 South State Highway M553
Gwinn, MI 49841
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