Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

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Staff and Board

UPAWS Board of Directors

Reva Laituri -President

Dr. Scott Jandron-V. President

Amber Talo – Treasurer

Lynn Andronis-Secretary

Chris Danik

Leslie Hurst

Austin Loehr

Alex Petrin

Brett Specker

Colleen Whitehead

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.


Ann Brownell – Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator

Laura Rochefort, Gwynne Ford, and Hailey Weston – Supervisors

Lealand B. Angthius,  Lorraine Coutré, PJ Haduck, Adda Lamon, Julie Mahan, and Ryan McLaren  – Animal Care Givers

Chris Lamson – Maintenance

Contact Us

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

Office Hours

Daily: 12pm to 4pm
by appointment

**Hours or services may differ due to COVID-19**


815 South State Highway M553
Gwinn, MI 49841
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