Susan Gainey Odoyo

President and CEO

Susan is one of the original founding members of ITV.  Susan started volunteering for Evansville Animal Control in the summer of 2010 after returning to her hometown of Evansville from Indianapolis.  Seeing the dire need to help animals in Evansville, Susan worked with a dedicated group of volunteers to formally form ITV in November 2010.  Susan has devoted her heart and soul to ITV since its inception.  Susan is a lawyer and helped form the Vanderburgh County Animal Cruelty Task Force.  She served as a volunteer Special Prosecutor for the task force from 2012-2015.  Susan has successfully prosecuted numerous animal cruelty cases resulting in guilty pleas or convictions.  Susan is also one of the founding members of the Evansville Partnership for Animal Welfare (EPAW).

Susan and her husband, Patrick, also passionately support an orphanage in Western Kenya, Patrick’s native country.  Patrick is the Director of Social Entrepreneurship at Rollins College.  Patrick and Susan partner to bring disadvantaged teenagers and dogs together in several programs. Both are actively involved in numerous community organizations.  Susan and Patrick share their home with 4 dogs and countless foster dogs that come and go!

Tangila Wells

Director of Animal Services

Tangila first became involved with ITV by fostering dogs in 2011.  She was hooked after her first foster dog, a pitbulls named Loula, was adopted into a loving forever home.  Tangila became more active with ITV and eventually started working full-time, putting her heart and soul into saving dogs.  Tangila and her husband, Jon, continue to foster dogs and have a particular interest in helping pit bulls. Tangila is the proud mother of 3 children and 3 grandchildren.  Tangila and Jon share their home with 2 pitbulls, 1 boxer, and 1 Shih Tzu.

Eric Beasley

Chairperson to the Board

Born and raised in Evansville, Eric and his wife, Kim are lifelong animal advocates and have seldom been without at least one pet in the home; currently they have two dogs and two cats. They have three children: Cameron, 24; Collin, 21; Miranda, 19. Eric came to ITV almost three years ago after his son, Collin, adopted his puppy from us. This led to fostering and eventual board membership. Eric is active in the community having served on many boards and volunteering his time for many organizations.
Eric is the Area Manager for Dale Carnegie Training of Evansville. Previously, he was employed as the Membership Director at Southwest Indiana Chamber.

Andrea Will

Vice Chairperson to the Board

Andrea has been active volunteer, foster and fundraiser for ITV for many years.  Andrea works tirelessly to help the dogs of ITV and you will always see her smiling face at ITV events.  Andrea is former co-owner of Stockwell Inn, ITV neighbor, and she organizes numerous events to raise money for ITV.  She and her family are tremendous supporters and dog lovers. Andrea rescued a Boxer/Pitbull from ITV named Domino and also has a senior dog named Daphne.

Brett Withrow

Treasurer

Brett has been active with ITV for many years and usually has at least one ITV foster dogs at his house.  Brett is a life-long resident of Evansville and shares his home with 2 dogs and a cat.  He is married with two children. He is a US Army Veteran and currently works at Surgicare.  In addition to rescuing dogs, Brett enjoys playing pool, yard sale shopping and has the unique ability to ride a unicycle.

Tammy Schmitt

Secretary

Tammy  discovered the world of rescue after adopting 2 Boston puppies from what she later realized was likely a puppy mill.  They were very, very sick with numerous problems.  In her search for answers and support, she found
the world of animal rescue.   Since then, Tammy has been active with local and regional rescues joining ITV in 2016.  She is a lover of all animals with a special affinity for dogs.  This love for animals has lead her to work toward a vegan lifestyle (admittedly still a work in progress).  Tammy works as a corporate attorney for Berry Plastics and finds peace and rejuvenation by volunteering with the rescue on weekends.  She shares her home with her 3 dogs:  Panda, Boston – 1 of the 2 who inspired her to join in rescue efforts; Mr. Coffee – mostly Rottie/Chow Chow/Boxer rescue; and Apollo Creed – Boxer/Staffie/Collie rescue (and only foster failure so far).

Lori Martin

Board Member

7Once she safely transported Bert from WCAC to our No Kill Shelter in 2011,   Lori (Ubelhor) became an active member here at ITV. Born and raised in Evansville, Lori and her husband David are a core part of our volunteer team. Lori has loved animals her entire life and found us for therapy after a difficult death in her family.  She has since welcomed over 150 fosters into her home and has 5 of her own fur babies (2 being foster fails 😄). Although she has an immune disease and other medical issues, she tries to find a way to contribute even when shes on the couch or in bed in her home. Lori enjoys being active in every aspect of ITV operations and happily donates her time matching homeless dogs to their forever person. She relishes the challenge to write biographies that help bring the perfect adoption application for each dog rescued. In the time Lori is not advocating for our dogs, she is a fan of theatre movies and spreading her Christian Faith. She is proud to be the mother of three grown and successful daughters : Lyndsay, Sarah and Christy.  The lights of her life are four young grandchildren: Raygan, Abby, Jacob and Hannah Grace. Lori vows to continue UNTIL ALL PAWS HAVE A HOME, and has no intention of slowing down anytime soon.

Kevin Schuetz

Board Member

Kevin began his work in rescue through VHS. During a foster-break he saw a group of women and dogs in a Rural King parking lot.  Intrigued, he asked who they were with and what they were doing.  The rest is history. Kevin is a dedicated foster and our resident handy-man.  Aside from putting his engineering skills to the test, he enjoys jogging, IU Basketball, Cardinal’s Baseball, and spending time with his family.

Beth Ann Daniels-Weissmann

Kennel Manager

Beth has always absolutely loved all animals which led to her decision to be a vegetarian.  Because of her compassion and love, she has always found it very difficult to go to shelters or rescues to see all the homeless animals.  Beth’s young daughter, Willow, shared Beth’s love for animals and insisted that they help.  Beth started as a volunteer for ITV.  Her and Willow stopped in one night to volunteer and couldn’t wait to come back.  They instantly fell in love with all of the dogs.  Beth and Willow continued to come back and help and when there was an opening at ITV, Beth rearranged her work schedule at the Women’s Hospital so we could work at at ITV. Willow still comes and helps her mom with the small dogs and young pups.  Beth is married to Mark and they have 5 dogs at home – two were rescued strays (Cassidy and Brodie) and three were adopted from ITV (Auder Blue, Iggy, and Lanie). Beth, Mark and Willow have also opened their home to many stray cats throughout the years.

Other leaders

Missy Mosby – Board Member

Terri Melton – Board Member

Michelle Phillips – Trainer

Jason Massey – Photographer