• Yancey County Humane Society's Board of Directors

  • Lynn Broadway


    Lynn has been involved in animal rescue and animal shelters for the last 20 years. She has been passionate about animals her whole life, and is blessed to be fulfilling her dream to help homeless animals full time in retirement. Her favorite place to be is at the shelter! In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking and traveling. Lynn has two rescue dogs, Zulu an American Staffordshire Terrier/Boxer mix and Roxie, a Cocker Spaniel mix.

  • Barb Bain

    Vice President

    Barb is a retired Operating Nurse who has lived in Burnsville for 10 years. She has been volunteering with the Yancey Humane Society for 8 of those years. She has been married to her husband Vic for 49 years and they have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren living in Charlotte, who she absolutely adores!

  • JoAnn Braddock


    JoAnn has been involved with animal welfare since 2001. She started at the Yancey Humane Society as a new volunteer after relocating to Burnsville from South Florida. She helped out at the shelter as well as serving as chairperson for numerous fundraisers. In 2004, she was offered the position of Shelter Director and held that position for 4 years. After a hiatus, she came back to volunteer as her heart led her to serve. She is now Secretary of the Board of Directors. She has been married for 43 years to her husband Terry. Hobbies include cooking, sewing, gardening, and of course, her three dogs; two of which were adopted from YHS. She has taken on the Annual Dinner Auction as her primary obligation for the raising of funds for spay/neuter and emergency medical programs. Welcome back home, JoAnn! p>

  • Rita Neuberg


    This is the second go 'round for Rita serving as treasurer on the board of directors. She has one dog Chloe, who she adopted 10 years ago from the YHS.  In addition to volunteering at the YHS shelter and Barkin' Basement, she volunteers at the Yancey County Library and the Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center.  Rita travels a couple of times of year, with one of her trips being a wonderful trip to Iceland!

  • Directors at Large * Kathleen Sioui * Pete DeFranco * Kay Kriner * Susan Wells * Ed Schell * David Leibowitz * Greta Duckwall James * Jim Jamieson

  • To Download our Board Member Application

    When you click on the "Click Here" button, then click save, then open.  You may then print the form, complete it and either scan and email it to the YCHS, send through the US mail to the YCHS, or drop it by the shelter.  Thank you for your interest in serving on the YCHS Board of Directors!