Meet the Team

Board Members

Lee VanOrmer

Feb 2023 - Feb 2026

Lee is a software engineer who retired from Northrup Grumman after 33 years of service. She has been a volunteer at Paws Place since 2019. Her love of dogs led her to Paws Place and she enjoys taking them for walks, bathing them, cuddling with them, and doing anything that can make their day a little bit better. Lee adopted Harley from Paws Place in 2020.

Jay Chappell

Jun 2021 - Jun 2024

After a 30 year career in Federal law enforcement, Jay and his family retired to the Wilmington area in 2017. A dog lover his entire life, Jay began volunteering at Paws Place in 2018. Jay adopted two Paws Place dogs in 2019.

Kelly Houston

Board Member
Dec 2021 - Dec 2024

After retiring from Federal law enforcement after 25 years, Kelly became a volunteer at Paws Place in March 2021. She has had dogs most of her life and recently adopted a Paws Place dog in November 2021 to add to her family which includes 2 other pups.

Ann Glossl

Board Member
Jun 2021 - Jun 2024

Ann spent her career in higher education, primarily in the area of resource management (budget, HR and space). She retired from UNCW in 2017 and immediately combined her love of dogs with her desire to volunteer by joining Paws Place. She has owned dogs almost her entire life, usually at least 2 at a time! She recently adopted Nikki from Paws Place in March 2021.

Vicki Ferrell

Board Member
Feb 2023 - Feb 2026

Vicki has a background in non-profit fundraising . She and her husband moved to Wilmington full-time in 2021 as empty-nesters. They have always had dogs and currently have a 12 year old rescue.


  • Lisa Addertion – Kennel Manager
  • Amelia Hornbuckle – Records Coordinator
  • Andrea Bigler – Adoption Coordinator