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Animal Welfare league queen annes county

From L to R, Suzanne Hogan, Executive Director, Kirstyn Northrop-Cobb, Shelter Manager, Kat Weston, Animal Placement Supervisor, Patti O'Neil, Assistant Shelter Manager, Scarlett Moffatt, Community Coordinator

Suzanne Hogan, Executive Director

Suzanne has been working with Queen Anne’s County nonprofit and community organizations for nearly 20 years. A former Fellow with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she’s written, won and managed nearly $1,000,000 in state, Federal, and foundation grant funds to support the work of county nonprofits and agencies.

Here at AWL she oversees day-to-day business operations, strategic planning, fundraising and development, marketing, volunteer management, and staff/board/community relations. Suzanne is a lifelong equestrian, who lives in Stevensville with her husband, two kids, two dogs, rabbit and kitten.

Suzanne can be reached at or 410-827-7178 x 11.

Kirstyn Northrop-Cobb, Shelter Manager

Kirstyn comes to AWL with 20 years of experience in animal welfare, having worked for both Maryland and DC shelters as well as national animal welfare organizations. Kirstyn places a great deal of focus on animal enrichment and making an animal’s shelter stay as comfortable as possible. Here at AWL Kirstyn is responsible for managing animal care, shelter operations, supervising the caretaker staff, and facility issues.

When not working, Kirstyn shares her home with her family, six dogs, one cat and three potbellied pigs.

Kirstyn can be reached at or 410-827-7178 x 20.

Kat Weston, Animal Placement Supervisor

comes to AWL from Oklahoma, where she worked for a number of years with the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. Kat began her career as an animal welfare advocate while at university, where she studied nonprofit management.

Here at AWL Kat is responsible for helping folks find and adopt their furbaby matches. She also recruits and networks with foster families to support shelter animals prior to adoption.

Kat can be reached at or 410-827-7178 x 13.

Patti O’Neil, Assistant Shelter Manager

Patti joined the field of animal welfare after a number of years in the insurance industry. Ask her, and Patti will tell you she loves her job here at AWL. Patti originally joined us as an animal caretaker, but her dedication to excellence and efficiency made her the clear choice for Assistant Shelter Manager.

Patti’s role here at AWL is to foster the safe, effective and efficient operations of the shelter and to similarly manage our bi-monthly spay/neuter clinic.

Patti can be reached at or 410-827-7178 x 14.

Scarlett Moffatt, Community Coordinator

Scarlett was born and raised in the Midwest and grew up surrounded by a menagerie of animals. Along with dogs, cats and parakeets, the family had room for what appeared to be preparation for the Ark. There were Spider monkeys, a Chimpanzee, several parrots, macaws, a raccoon, and an armadillo. When she had children of her own the list grew to include hedgehogs, bugs, snakes and ducks. The family moved to Maryland a dozen years ago with three cats, a Basset Hound and three Italian Greyhounds that were adopted as litter mates.

Here at AWL, Scarlett is building our volunteer program and strengthening relationships with youth, faith, and veteran and other community organizations.

Scarlett can be reached at or 410-827-7178.