Board of Directors & Staff
SNSI has a diverse group of directors & staff dedicated to animal welfare. These board directors volunteer their time and resources to help with the SNSI mission providing spay/neuter surgical fee assistance and promoting humane education.
Cheri Storms has served in the animal welfare field for 12 years. During this time, she has served as SNSI’s president as well as VP of fundraising, co-founding and chairing the annual Hair Ball fundraiser and securing numerous grant awards for SNSI.
Under her leadership, SNSI has grown from a central-Indiana based program to a statewide program. The organization has more than tripled the number of participating veterinarians and has grown to support the work of more than 225 animal welfare groups and municipal shelters across the state.
Cheri holds an undergraduate degree from IU Bloomington, and a masters degree in Public & Environmental Affairs from IU Indianapolis. In addition to animal welfare work, Cheri has championed environmental causes in her role as a senior environmental manager at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, educating business and industry across the state on environmental regulations, authoring the Vehicle Maintenance Manual, serving in the Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition, and working on a statewide mercury initiative.
Scott Beauchamp is President and Co-Owner of Indianapolis Yellow Cab. Scott is active in several charitable and civic organizations, with a focus on the local disability community. His passion for helping others also extends to animals. He is an avid pet lover and has been a long time supporter of Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana, previously serving as SNSI’s vice president. Scott joined the SNSI Board of Directors in December 2014.
Kelly has been involved in the animal rescue community in Indianapolis for over 12 years through fostering and serving as a Board member for ARPO (Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership.)
While on ARPO’s board, she was able to see first-hand the impact that SNSI made on behalf of ARPO, along with several others groups, by offering a certain number of spay/neuters each month. It was a huge help. That enabled ARPO to save more animals. When she heard that SNSI was looking for a Treasurer, she was more than happy to be involved with SNSI. She loves the fact that SNSI is helping rescue groups and providing affordable spay/neuters for those who may not otherwise be able to afford them.
Cyndi Collins is the Associate Director of Client Services for Oppenheimer Investment Management where she has worked since 2005. She is a campaign coordinator for the United Way of Central Indiana as well as a volunteer with other charitable organizations throughout the city. Cyndi returns to us as a board member after having served from 2010 – 2014. Prior to her board service, she volunteered on SNSI’s Hair Ball committee and has remained active with the organization. Cyndi’s fur-friends include a rescued, rambunctious Rhodesian Ridgeback/Lab mix appropriately named Marley and a diva Calico named Cher.
Tracy Barnes is a long time volunteer in the Central Indiana area animal welfare community working with rescue groups and shelters. She has been an SNSI supporter for 10 years and believes strongly in SNSI’s mission. She was very excited to hear of an opportunity to serve on the Board and joined in May 2014. She currently serves as Board Secretary.
Tracy has a BS in Biology from Purdue University and a Certificate of Public Management from Indiana University. Tracy currently works as a Senior Environmental Manager with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. She chaired the Foundry Sand Task Force and authored one of the first policies in the country for use of foundry sand. She also has expertise in use of other high volume industrial waste streams and has been asked to speak to local, state and national groups on the subject. She has over 20 years of environmental policy analysis and development experience and is using that experience to assist with policy development for SNSI.
Theresa (Teri) Hamer is the assistant controller for Performance Assessment Network. Teri is a licensed CPA in the state of Indiana and holds a master’s degree in Accounting from Illinois State University.
Teri is an avid pet lover whether it’s taking care of family/friends pets or walking dogs at the Hamilton County Humane Society. She is excited to be a part of the animal welfare community, and strongly supports the mission of helping every animal shelter become no kill. Teri volunteers in memory of her beloved shelter dog Sierra.
Bethany “Buffy” Phyne
Buffy volunteered as Pet Reporter for Pet Pals TV for five years. She is a lifelong animal lover (her childhood idol was “Benji”!) Buffy has been a strong advocate for animal rescue work and a foster mom to several rescue dogs the past 15 years. A native of Brazil, Indiana, Buffy graduated from Indiana State University with a Masters Degree in Radio/Television/Film. She is a Senior Cardiovascular Sales Specialist for Novartis.
Buffy is a proud dog mom to 4 beautiful dogs: Chloe, Cooper, Chance and Teddy – each from rehome situations or rescued.