Board of Directors

About The Great Lakes Bay Animal Society

GLBAS Board of Directors

The Great Lakes Bay Animal Society is governed by a board of individuals representing local businesses and organizations in the Great Lakes Bay Region in Michigan. Every board member is a volunteer who dedicates many hours to our mission.

Our current board members include:

Kelly Nelson

Kelly Nelson
Graphic Designer
ClearRiver Advertising & Marketing

Kelly Nelson is a graphic designer at ClearRiver Advertising & Marketing. She works with a diverse range of clients to produce promotional materials from ads and brochures to logos and websites. Over her career, Kelly has become involved in various organizations throughout the community donating not only her time, but also her artistic talents. Organizations include; Habitat for Humanity, Cancer Services, Sherlterhouse and the Great Lakes Bay Animal Society.

Kelly has always had a passion for animals and is excited to help GLBAS find homes for displaced animals.

Kelly and her husband, Allen, reside in Freeland with their dog Zeke. Their first pet together, Zeke, a corgi-lab mix, was rescued from a small organization in Michigan. 


Roy Vanderlinden
Process Automation Manager
The Dow Chemical Company

Roy is a Process Automation Manager at Dow Chemical in Midland and has been with the company for 36 years, fifteen of which were in Sarnia, Ontario.

Initially a dog person, Roy converted to cats when he married his wife Katheryn. He and Katheryn foster cats for Great Lakes Bay Animal Society. Along with his daughter Emma, their home includes two cats they adopted through GLBAS and an aquarium of fish.

Roy’s interests include motorcycle touring. He has been a Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach since 2006. Roy has been a Boy Scout and later Boy Scout Leader in Sarnia. Other hobbies include computers, looking for the end of the internet, and cheering for the Detroit Tigers.

Lori Zimmerman
CMU Facilities Management Department

Lori is a life time rescuer but became involved with an animal rescue group in 2007. She volunteered in many areas of animal rescue volunteering with a shelter, walking dogs and cleaning cages, to assisting with writing adoption applications and agreements and organization bylaws. Lori is proud to be a founding member of Great Lakes Bay Animal Society. She and her husband, Mike, have fostered over 80 pets. They have two dogs and two rescued cats.

Lori enjoys traveling, reading, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.

Neena Hogle

Neena Hogle
Marketing Representative
SERVPRO of Saginaw/Bay City

In addition to being on the board for Great Lakes Bay Animal Society Neena is involved in various organizations throughout the community, including Undercover Angels Animal Rescue of Saginaw, Women in Leadership Great Lakes Bay Region, and the CAN Council.

Neena and her partner, Greg, live in Saginaw with a house full of rescued animals, including two cats; Bastet & Osiris, and two dogs; Katie and Deamon. Neena’s niece Ryleigh, and her most recent rescue, Deamon, were born only two months apart and have been almost inseparable since birth. Both celebrated their first birthday in 2017.