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Our Staff

CEO

Mr. Bernier most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for the Second Harvest Food Bank in the Greater New Orleans area, where he was responsible for the nonprofit’s operations, programs, community kitchen, transportation, and facilities functions. Previously, he served on the Board of Animal Assisted Therapy Services in Connecticut, a group that provides canine and equine therapy to people with physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and emotional disabilities as part of their other, ongoing treatment plans.

In 2010, he was Chief Operating Officer for the Connecticut Food Bank, and in 2008, after 20 years in the field of corporate transportation and logistics, he entered the world of nonprofit organizations as Director of Operations for Easter Seals Goodwill in New Haven, CT.

A native of Connecticut, he received his BA in Business Administration from Central Connecticut State University.

He currently resides in Covington, LA with his wife Lori, daughters Kaycie and Madalyn, sons Rhyan and Khyle, and their dogs, Max and Chase.

Director of Veterinary Medicine & Services

Dr. Estelle graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She was born and raised “down the bayou” and has made Covington her home since 2005. Equines originally stole her heart, but in 2009 she wanted to focus more on the family pet. Dr Estelle began working for Northshore Humane Society full-time in 2010. She felt she could better serve her community by helping homeless animals at our rescue as well as citizens through our Community Vet Clinic. She is a member of the LVMA, AVMA and Florida Parishes VMA. Dr Estelle also spends her free time running the roads as a Baseball and Cheer mom.  She currently lives in Covington with her husband Perry, her two children Spencer and Sophie and her two fur babies Klohee and LuLu, both adopted from STHS.

Director of Operations

Susie was born and raised in the Mandeville/Covington area and attended all Mandeville public schools. She has a true passion for not only her community, but also the animals that reside in it. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Southeastern Louisiana University before working for Northshore Humane Society. From 2010-2012 she served as Development and Volunteer Manager before returning to school. Upon graduation of her MBA, she returned to our organization as Director of Marketing & Community Outreach and has recently moved into operations. Her favorite part of the job is her ability to see the impact the rescue has on the community while still feeling part of a large family. She has three pets; a bully named Bane, a senior cat named Purloin and Miles, a cat adopted from our rescue!

Animal Care & Maintenance Staff

Front Desk Supervisor

Taylor is a long time resident of the Northshore area. She graduated from Fontainebleau High School and is currently attending Southeastern Louisiana University for Management. Though she grew up in the city during the school year, Taylor spent the summers in the country riding horses on various trail rides around the US and helping her grandparents with their small farm in Mississippi. Her passion for animals was known from a very young age. She joined Northshore Humane Society as a receptionist two years ago was recently promoted to Front Desk Supervisor. Taylor now lives in Folsom with her fiance, Dalton, and their eight chickens and four rescued dogs. They dream to have their own small farm one day. She is very excited to lead our team of front desk receptionists to provide the best quality customer service to our veterinary clients.

Front Desk

Director of Veterinary Medicine & Services

Dr. Estelle graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She was born and raised “down the bayou” and has made Covington her home since 2005. Equines originally stole her heart, but in 2009 she wanted to focus more on the family pet. Dr Estelle began working for Northshore Humane Society full-time in 2010. She felt she could better serve her community by helping homeless animals at our rescue as well as citizens through our community vet clinic. She is a member of the LVMA, AVMA and Florida Parishes VMA. Dr Estelle also spends her free time running the roads as a baseball and cheer mom.  She currently lives in Covington with her husband Perry, her two children Spencer and Sophie and her two fur babies Klohee and LuLu, both adopted from NHS.

Veterinary Assistant