Telephone icon(904) 276-7729Map pin iconDirections
Clay Humane staff
Annual Business Meeting
February 2, 2022
4:00 PM

Please join us virtually on Zoom:

Annual Business Meeting

RSVP below via email

Dear Members,
Clay Humane will host the Annual Business Meeting through the virtual video software Zoom on:

February 2, 2022
3:30 - 3:45 pm / Sign-in
4:00 - 4:30 pm / Meeting

Pre-register now to receive Zoom meeting details.

The Board of Directors of Clay Humane is charged under the by-laws with direction and management of the affairs of the organization.  The Board establishes the policies of the Society, approves budgets, and reviews actions and programs.  All Directors serve in a non-salaried, volunteer capacity for two-year terms and are eligible for re-election.

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following candidates for election as Directors of Clay Humane.


Lisa Lemen

Past Director of Member Relations for a local credit union with a decade of banking experience. Lisa has previously served as board president and treasurer and is focused on strengthening the Society’s many worthwhile programs through fundraising and special events.

Jerry Milan

Retired from the U.S. Navy with 20 years of service in 1988 as a Chief Warrant Officer, W3.  He then joined the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in 1989 as a Corrections Officer and worked his way up to Corrections Lieutenant.  He retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in January 2011.  Jerry has served as a Board Member since 2007 and also created and chairs “Pars fore Paws,” our annual golf tournament to benefit the Society.

Linda Lake

Purchasing Supervisor for Seminole Electric Cooperative and has held many board positions for the Institute for Supply Management on local and district levels.  Linda serves on many of the committees and chairs our "Hogs for Dogs" annual motorcycle charity run held in the spring.  She believes by being involved; she can give back to the community in a positive manner.

Doug Havens

Retired from the U.S. Navy and has served as both member and chairman of various boards during his military career.  He also served as a member of management for Lowe's, Inc. and as a volunteer for the Rota Animal Welfare League in Spain.  There, he assisted in raising money to expand kennel capacity and maintain necessary supplies to house and provide for the animals.  Currently, he is a contractor for the U.S. Navy at NAS Jax and serves as the OPCC Neighborhood Watch Chairman. Doug and his wife have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who is a loved and spoiled family member.

Mary Fortson

A retired clinical nurse manager for Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in St. Johns County.  Her many years of experience and love of teaching led her to this worthwhile occupation.  She serves as the Event Chairman for the Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring recognition to the nursing profession.  A Clay County resident for many years, Mary has a true affection for horses as well as all four-legged creatures and hopes to promote animal welfare throughout the community.

Nancy Simmons

Nancy and her husband are real estate investors who currently live in Middleburg.  She is the mother of two animal loving daughters whom she has instilled empathy, compassion and volunteerism:  the very qualities which drew her to Clay Humane.  Her interests lie heavily in the organization’s education program.  She feels it is essential to teach our youth at an early age the importance of responsible pet ownership and giving back to the community.  Nancy is excited to put her fundraising skills to work and dedicate her time and efforts to help the animals.

While no nominations will be taken during the virtual meeting, any active member of the Society in good standing may mail in additional nominations. These nominations must be accompanied by written acceptance of the nominee and be postmarked by December 15, 2021.

Lisa Lemen
Board Secretary

go  top