Board of Directors
President and Executive Director Lisa K. Kitchens was the founder and former Shelter Director at Wish Bone Canine Rescue in Bloomington IL. Lisa has worked in the animal care field her entire adult life; first as a retail pet supply store manager, then as a Veterinary Assistant. After attending North Dakota State University, she worked for over 13 years as Lead Veterinary Technician at a busy local four-doctor practice. While working as a Vet Tech, she founded Wish Bone Canine Rescue as the very first no-kill rescue organization in Bloomington. After two years of explosive growth at Wish Bone, Lisa was hired as full-time Shelter Director, opening its first physical shelter on Morrissey Drive which is still in operation today. While leading WBCR, Lisa also earned a certificate in Animal Shelter Management from the University of the Pacific. This Lifesaving-Centered Program is taught by top experts in the animal welfare field.
Lisa lives with four rescue dogs and a senior cat. She and her three-legged Dalmatian and CGC Therapy Dog ‘“Flash” enjoy visiting local schools and assisted living facilities. Flash enjoys accompanying Lisa to work
Secretary Diana Flynn is a kind and caring person who loves pets and people. Diana and her husband have 2 grown daughters. Her family also includes two Miniature Schnauzers Annie (11) and Lucy (2) who are spoiled and sweet at the same time. Lucy was adopted from Wish Bone Canine Rescue in 2015. Diana and her family worked to support Wish Bone and have adopted several other rescue dogs.
Diana has worked at The Human Service Center (HSC) in Peoria for 11 years. HSC is a non-profit behavioral healthcare company providing mental health and substance abuse services to the community. Diana assists the director and is responsible for board meeting minutes.
Prior to working at HSC, Diana was employed providing office support at a computer business owned by her husband.
Diana is very excited to be a part of Pet Central Helps!