Lisa Dawley


Shelter Manager, Lisa Dawley became a permanent resident of Martha’s vineyard in 1983, following four generations of Island family residence.

In 1986, Lisa’s love of animals found her working for Dr. Atwood at Animal Healthcare in West Tisbury; where she became a Veterinary Technician and eventually Hospital Administrator. Lisa has been the manager of the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard since its inception in May of 2009.

Lisa lives in Oak Bluffs with her two daughters; Della and Grace, her dog Nellie and her cats Lenny, Leo and Molly.

Gordon Healy


Assistant Shelter Manager, Gordon Healy came to Martha’s Vineyard in 1991, after years of working in the field of computer science.

His love of animals began at a very young age, taking after his Grandfather who was a well-known farmer in Easton, MA.

Over the years, he has spent much of his free time caring for his friend’s animals; horses, chickens, dogs and cats. Gordon worked part-time and volunteered at the shelter until he became a full time employee in 2012. He lives in Edgartown with his dog Heidi.

Board of Directors
  • DUNCAN ROSS - Chairman

  • DIANA DOZIER - President

  • BEVERLY FEARY - Fundraising Chair

  • TERRY KRIEDMAN - Vice President

  • NANCY LANGMAN - Vice President

  • BART PARTINGTON - Treasurer




Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard
1 Pennywise Path, PO Box 1829
Edgartown, Massachusetts, 02539
508-627-8662   fax:508-627-7779

Tuesday - 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
Wednesday - 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
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Saturday - 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

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