Shelley Berkoski | Director of Development
Shelley joined the Wildlife staff in January of 2015. She graduated Fairleigh Dickinson University with a B.A in Hotel Restaurant Management and has an extensive background in sales, travel and the Hospitality Industry. As Director of Sales with ACCOR her achievements include Manager of the Year and Director of Sales of the Year for North America. Shelley enthusiastically brings those skills to our team for our fundraising events. Shelley most recently worked as an Advertising Sales Consultant with All Island Media.
Shayna Carter | Wildlife Technician
Shayna started as a volunteer in 2012 then joined our staff in May of 2014. Shayna is a Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator and is pursuing the Vet tech Program at Suffolk County Community College.
JoAnne (JoJo) Caverly | Vet Technician
JoJo is a vet tech as well as a Wildlife Rehabilitator and has been with the Center since March 2012, starting as a volunteer and falling in love with the diversity of patients. The constant opportunities to expand her knowledge base and skills while following her lifelong passion for providing assistance to animals in need make the Center a perfect place for her.
Amanda Daley | Office Assistant | Hotline Operator
Amanda attended Southampton College-LIU and Chesnut Hill College for English and Writing. Amanda joined the Center in January 2015 after an equine veterinarian that she was an assistant for moved.
Staci started with us as an intern in 2001 while she was studying Marine Vertebrate Biology at Southampton College. Staci held the position of Hospital Supervisor for 10 years. Staci now works here part time as she has been busy starting her family. She also volunteers at the Riverhead Foundation and Turtle Rescue.
Adrienne Gillespie | Supervisor | Wildlife Rehabilitation Technician
Adrienne studied Drug and Alcohol counseling at SCCC, but always wanted to work with animals. Adrienne started volunteering with us in March of 2013 and was added to our staff in May 2013. Adrienne has her Wildlife Rehabilitation license class 1 and is pursuing her BA in Wildlife Management and Class 2 Rehabilitation License. Adrienne also volunteers at Turtle Rescue.
Greg Matonis | Hospital Supervisor
Greg started his veterinary career in Lithuania with a Masters degree in Animal Science for the Vet Academy. Greg worked all through school, followed with serving in the Military. He then worked for a Quality Control Company. After moving to NY he started with us as a volunteer in 2007. In Greg's off time he volunteers with the Center Moriches Fire Department.
Kimberly Murawski | Office Assistant
Kimberly is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo with a BA in English. Kimberly is with the Center since January 2015. Kimberly coordinates all rescue volunteers, answers the phones, as well as many other office tasks. Prior to working at the Center she worked for the Hospice Thrift Shop.
Valerie Van Houten-Hausch | Licensed Veterinary Technician
After volunteering at Kent Animal Shelter Valerie decided to pursue veterinary science at Suffolk County Community College. She graduated and Valerie went on to pass her boards and as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Valerie first interned with the Center in January-May of 2014, then joined our staff in June 2014. Valerie has her Class 1 Wildlife Rehabilitator License, and recently completed a required certification class to rehabilitate rabies vector species. Valerie also volunteers at Turtle Rescue.
Mike White | Maintenance | Wildlife Technician
Mike is a graduate of Riverhead High School. Mike frequently drove by the Center and one day curiosity got the best of him and he stopped in. Mike started volunteering in the summer of 2014 then joined our staff in the fall. Working here has inspired him to become a vet technician. Mike has his Class 1 Wildlife Rehabilitation License.
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the rehabilitation of wild animals impacted by encroachment of humans on their habitat. It is a grass roots organization that grew from a few concerned friends to a group of over 1000 members and supporters. The center is a full-time professional wildlife hospital staffed by licensed rehabilitators, biologists, animal behaviorists and volunteers. Over 100 people have been trained to assist in wildlife rescues. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is located on Munn’s Pond Park through a cooperative licensing agreement with Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. The center is situated on a greenbelt of public land parcels totaling several thousand acres and stretches from Tiana Bay to Peconic Bay located on the eastern end of Long Island, NY. This is a unique and irreplaceable ecosystem consisting of salt and fresh water wetlands, pine barrens, deciduous forest and meadowland. It is the perfect setting for a wildlife rehabilitation center. The hospital is designed exclusively for wild animals. Unlike a veterinary hospital, there are no ambient noises or smells to stress the wildlife that are recovering within. The Wildlife Rescue Center receives over 10,000 calls each year for information or assistance with wild animal encounters. We also provide educational programs to local elementary and secondary schools. Students from local colleges participate in cooperative education programs and internships. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center annual operating budget exceeds $350,000, almost all of which comes from the generosity of people like you. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.
Phone: 631.728.WILD (9453)
The Evelyn Alexander
Wildlife Rescue Center
228 W. Montauk Highway
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
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