For a complete list of staff, please visit the staff directory.
Liz Smokowski, Chief Executive Officer
Liz graduated from Regis University with a master’s in Business Administration and Bloomfield College with a bachelor’s in Biology and a minor in Business Management. She has had a passion for animals and animal welfare all of her life including training and education with an Associate of Science degree in Animal Health. She worked as a certified Veterinary Technician and years later, with Longmont Humane Society as a Board Member. In 2011, that role allowed her the opportunity to combine all of her skills into her position here as Chief Executive Officer.
Rhea Moriarity, Director of Shelter and Clinic Operations
Rhea began volunteering at Longmont Humane Society in 2006 in the Dog TLC Program and also as a canine behavioral foster parent. Through her work with LHS’ Training and Behavior Program she learned how to comprehensively support dogs and their owners with a variety of tools and techniques. Rhea became an employee of Longmont Humane Society in February, 2010 and has since progressed through various leadership roles. As the Director of Shelter and Clinic Operations, Rhea continues to offer quality programs and care to the animals in our community. She currently lives in Longmont with her two dogs.
Jennifer Dombek, Director of Finance
Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years experience in the field of accounting. She is happy to use her accounting skills with an organization making such a positive impact on animal welfare. Jennifer grew up in Baltimore, MD and has lived in Colorado since 1995. She lives in Louisville with her husband, two children and two cats.
Russell Hinkle, Director of Facilities and Safety
Hailing from rural Michigan, Russell grew up with an appreciation for all animals. He attended the University of Michigan, where he acquired a BSE in Civil and Environmental Engineering. After an early career of field operations and safety work, Russell sees his position with Longmont Humane Society as an opportunity to utilize his professional skills in a meaningful and fulfilling manner.
Renatta Villa, Director of Human Resources
Renatta joined the LHS team in the summer of 2020. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a concentration in HR Management and Business Information Systems. Prior to joining LHS, Renatta held HR positions at Amazon and Centura Health. Renatta is proud to be using her skills for an organization with such a meaningful mission and impact on animal welfare. She, her husband, and daughter share a home in Westminster with their two cats and one dog- all adopted from LHS.
Carrie Brackenridge, Director of Marketing and Communications
Carrie has been with the Longmont Humane Society since 2009. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Arizona State University and over 18 years of work experience in the nonprofit and public sectors, specifically in the areas of program management and communications. Carrie appreciates being part of a team that so positively impacts the health and welfare of companion animals in the Longmont community and beyond. She lives in Longmont with her two dogs and one young at heart senior cat.