Humane Society of Cowlitz County Board of Directors
Cindy was born and raised in Cowlitz County. She received her master’s degree in nursing and spent over 40 years working at PeaceHealth Saint John Medical Center. In addition to her desire to care for people, Cindy has a passion for loving and caring for animals. Eager to help improve animal welfare, Cindy became a board member in 2005 and has played a part in the creation of the shelter’s spay neuter program, fund raising events and shelter improvements. Blessed with rescued pets over the years Cindy and her husband currently enjoy their eight cats, one dog and one cockatiel.
Terri Clary was born and raised in Longview, WA. She attended Kelso High School and graduated to continue her schooling in business classes. Terri’s love for animals grew while as a young girl living on a farm in Clatskanie, OR. She is married with two children and two grandchildren. Terri joined the board in 2008 after adopting her cat Leo who has since passed. She is now happily owned by Grace Wanda, a kitty she adopted from the Humane Society. Terri’s goals for the shelter include constant improvements and renovations to improve the quality of life for the animals. She has chaired the fundraising auction 7 or more times and is constantly on the lookout for the improvement of animal welfare.
Amanda is an east coast transplant who proudly calls Southwest Washington home. Amanda is an estate planning and elder law attorney with her own law firm in Longview. Amanda became a board member in 2016. In her short tenure, she has contributed a great deal of her time and effort toward shelter fund raising events and strategic planning. Amanda loves all animals and has always had rescue dogs. She and her husband currently have two lovable herding dogs, both rescues.
Dave joined the board in 1989. He has served as the treasurer since that time helping with all aspects of the organizations finances. He has worked as a certified public accountant for 40 years helping small businesses and nonprofits keep their books in good order. Dave is currently an owner at Futcher Group CPA’s. Dave shares his home and his love for animals with his wife Amy.
Diane was born in Eugene, Oregon moving to Cowlitz County as a small child and has been here ever since. Following high school Diane joined her Father and Mother in the family business a local industrial construction company where she worked there for 28 years. Upon her parents retirement Diane decided to go into real estate as a broker joining the John L Scott Longview Office in 2008. That same year with a strong desire to help animals in our community she joined the Board of Directors at the Humane Society of Cowlitz County. Married to her husband of 24 years who shares her love of animals they have had many rescue pets in the family. Their family includes three children, five grandchildren and currently two rescue dogs- Layla and Roscoe.
Marc Silva grew up between Los Angeles and Camp Pendleton, California. When he was 16 his family moved to Okinawa, Japan where he graduated from High School and started attending college through the University of Maryland. When Marc was 19 he moved to Portland and attended Portland State University where he graduated with a degree in Social Science. After his wife Kristin and him graduated from college she was offered a teaching job at St. Rose in Longview. Marc and his wife moved to Longview not knowing anyone and after living in Longview for a year, they fell in love with the community and purchased a house they have lived in for the last 11 years in Kelso. Marc is the Branch Manager for Columbia Bank in Longview. Marc, his wife and daughter have passion for animals and their welfare which lead him to serve on the Humane Society board.
Rachael grew up in Columbia County and has lived in Cowlitz County for over a decade. Rachael works in HR for the timber industry and helps her husband with his company when time allows – they have 4 children and 3 dogs currently. Her ‘best boy’ Brownie the Dog was adopted from the Humane Society of Cowlitz County and is no longer with the family (he passed in 2020), but is one of the main reasons she likes to give back and will continue to give back to the community.