Meet the Team


The Staff of Humane Society for Greater Savannah is engaging in a proactive approach to end animal homelessness in our community.

At its core is the Pet Fix Savannah team, as having a high volume, low-cost, spay-neuter clinic is essential to reducing our homeless pet population.

Our team also aims to provide a safety net to families struggling to care for their pets through a pet food pantry, housing assistance, training resources, and medical care.

People will continue to face struggles and have to make the difficult decision to surrender their pets.

Our Operations team is committed to providing high-quality care to our community’s homeless pets.

Sean Griffin
Executive Director
Sean has returned to the Humane Society for Greater Savannah to serve as Executive Director. Previously the CFO for HSGS, he served a variety of roles for the organization from 2009-2018. After graduating from Penn State University in 2005 he moved to Savannah where he started a consulting firm specializing in IT, Accounting & Marketing for small businesses and charities. Sean lives on Wilmington Island with his wife Brooke and four children (Jules, Max, Molly and Jack) and three dogs (Beans, Sydney and Pippa).

Leadership Team

Dr. Tim Williams, DVM
Dr. Williams recently moved from Richmond, VA, so that he could join the team at the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, and he is passionate about shelter medicine and spay/neuter. He and his wife, Jennifer, share their home with their four cats, Scout, Paiamwahu, Herman, and Cadette. They have been wanting to relocate to Savannah for quite some time, so they couldn't have been more excited when this opportunity became available

Operations Team

Courtney Foor
Operations Manager
Courtney graduated from SCAD with a degree in Graphic Design and a M.A. in Teaching Art. She was a middle school Media Art teacher for five years in South Carolina and a volunteer leader at HSGS for two years before joining our team. She is originally from upstate New York, but Savannah has been her home for the last twelve years.
Rachel Bryan
Shelter Medicine Manager
Rachel is originally from South Florida and moved to Savannah in 2017 with her husband Nick, two cats, and two dogs. She has a BS in Sociology from the College of Charleston and a Masters in Public Administration from Florida International University. She has 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and in 2016 decided to pursue her passion in veterinary medicine and train as a veterinary assistant at a private animal hospital in Florida. After two years in private practice, she decided her heart will always be in sheltering and is thrilled to be a part of the shelter medical team at HSGS. Rachel is passionate about providing a high level of health care for the shelter pets and enjoys having a small part in each pets's journey to their new home.
Nina Schulze
Adoptions Supervisor
Hi, I'm Nina! I came to Savannah by way of military transfer from Texas. I am the daughter of two retired military personnel and currently live in base with my wife and two dogs, Wrigley Charles and Bailey Elizabeth. I graduated from the University of Texas, Austin with a degree in Dance Education. I am currently in school with ABC and University of Texas, Arlington because I decided to switch career fields and become a vet tech! I have several years of experience with rescuing animals from natural disasters and I'm an avid softball player in my free time.
Kathryn Shelton, JD
Volunteer Coordinator
Kathryn is a former family law attorney who has lived in Savannah for the last eight years. In 2016, she began fostering dogs for GRRR (Georgia Rescue Rehabilitation & Relocation) and eventually became the director of the organization. After helping start up the Savannah Chatham-Sustainability Coalition and working on a political campaign, she decided to combine her love of working in non-profits and helping animals and joined HSGS as Volunteer Coordinator. In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys reading, traveling, and cooking...even for her dogs!

Resource Development Team

Biz Austin
Community Outreach Coordinator
My name is Biz - a nick name given to my by my older brother. I am currently residing in Savannah, Georgia with a career as a Community Outreach Coordinator at The Humane Society of Greater Savannah. My mission is to educate the community on ways to get involved - even while living a busy lifestyle. It’s so important for everyone to know, that one small act of kindness can truly make a difference in the world! I am very involved in the community and feel passionate about learning from others and building strong relationships, both professionally and personally.
Charles Davis
Mr. Do Everything
Charles Davis has over fifteen years of experience in retail store management, store operations and customer service. Charles worked as a Global Security Specialist/ Corporate Investigator for Gulfstream Aerospace. Charles is a veteran of the United States Air Force. In his spare time, Charles enjoys deep sea fishing, Golfing and spending time with his family, wife (Rachel) and four kids (Dante, Jabree, Caleb, and Jacob) and two dogs (Zoe and Shy).