Meet the Team

Lacy Kuller
Executive Director

Lacy Kuller started with Chesapeake Humane Society (CHS) in 2008 as a volunteer and board member.  She came on board as the Executive Director in 2012 and led the organization through their first capital campaign to purchase and renovate CHS' current property. 

Lacy serves on the WHRO Community Advisory Board, the Mayor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee for the City of Chesapeake, and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Chesapeake Executive Board.  She is a HSUS District Leader for her congressional district and works with local and state legislatures to improve animal welfare laws.  She also organizes a monthly meetup group for environmental issues called Green Drinks.  She was a recipient of Inside Business’ Top 40 Under Forty in 2012 and recognized as the 2017 Citizen of the Year from the Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council.  She volunteers her time with WHRO and often volunteers for trash cleanups throughout the year.  She fosters kittens, puppies, and dogs as needed from the Chesapeake Humane Society.  She lives in Chesapeake with her husband and three adopted dogs.  She and her husband are beekeepers and also have goats and chickens.
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Melissa Turner, DVM
Medical Director

Dr. Melissa Turner joined Chesapeake Humane Society (CHS) in 2018 as the Medical Director.  Dr. Turner studied Animal Bioscience at Penn State and completed her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. 

Dr. Turner’s diverse medical background includes small animal medicine, large animal medicine, shelter medicine, and private practice management. She has special interests in soft tissue, orthopedic, and dental surgeries, but her true passion is for preventative care. She is a strong advocate for heartworm preventative and dental cleanings. In the short time that Dr. Turner has been with Chesapeake Humane, she has already expanded services offered to public clients and shelter pets. She finds fulfillment in treating homeless pets at CHS and from other shelters in Hampton Roads.
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Community Engagement Manager
Office Manager
Candace Cain, DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Foster Care Coordinator
Lead Veterinary Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Lead Administrative Assistant
Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistant
Animal Care Attendant
Animal Care Attendant
Administrative Assistant
Veterinary Assistant
Database Coordinator