Staff & Board
Denise Deisler, Executive Director
Denise Deisler has worked in non profit management since 1996 and on behalf of homeless animals for more than 15 years. Denise previously served as the Executive Director of the Humane Society of Manatee County in Bradenton, Fl. where under her guidance the county formally voted to achieve a no kill community. Prior to moving to Bradenton she was a member of the leadership team that raised $14.2 million dollars, created a nationally recognized, state of the art humane care and education center, and brought an end to the killing of adoptable homeless animals in Richmond, Virginia. She also served as the President of the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies and was the Chair of their first strategic planning initiative. She is presently a board member of the Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations. She shares her life and home with husband Bernie, son Tony and shelter alums Yogi (pictured), Oscar, Ziggy and Rocky.
Ann Korczyk, Associate Executive Director
Ann Korczyk joined JHS in January of 2006. As the director of human resources, she oversees all staffing and HR functions. She also manages the volunteer and community service programs.
A native of the Midwest, Ann has over 20 years of business management experience. She and her husband owned and operated several businesses in both Iowa and Virginia. After volunteering at the Dubuque Humane Society in Iowa, she was offered the position of volunteer manager. In that position, she gained valuable experience learning the business of animal sheltering. During her tenure, she helped start a retail gift shop staffed by volunteers and was an integral part of the team that started the award winning “Head Start” volunteer dog training program.
Ann and her husband, Tom, have three grown children and two grandchildren. They share their home with their family of pets: Roxie and Scruffy, both dogs, and Sam, the cat. Scruffy was adopted from the Jacksonville Humane Society in August of 2008 and comes to work with Ann almost everyday.
Jennifer E. Broadhurst, DVM, Director of Operations
Dr. Jennifer Broadhurst has been with the Jacksonville Humane Society since January of 2006 and is the director of operations. She is a native of Illinois where she got her first shelter experience working at a humane society in Southern Illinois during high school and undergraduate school. She received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 1999 from Southern Illinois University and went on to graduate with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Dr. Broadhurst moved to Florida right after graduation and started her career at the Clay County Humane Society Animal Clinic. She is currently an HSUS Fellow doing a one year shelter medicine fellowship with the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program.
Dr. Broadhurst oversees all things shelter operations at JHS. She is in charge of making sure all of JHS’s animals are healthy and ready for adoption as well as overseeing the medical and surgical care of any sick or injured animals. With the help of our shelter operations manager and shelter medical manager, Dr. Broadhurst oversees the adoptions department, animal care staff, behavior department, and of course the medical department including our foster program, animal admissions, transfer program from Jacksonville ACPS and our recently formed kitten nursery program.
Dr. Broadhurst resides in Clay County with her husband, Dr. Christian Broadhurst, the hospital medical director of our Community Animal Hospital. They have two sons, Devin and Riley; and one daughter, Caris. They share their home with three dogs, eight cats, two leopard tortoises, a ball python, and a lot of fish in their saltwater aquarium and Koi pond. Of course, the resident cats and dogs are all rescues! Click here for a video!
Christian Broadhurst, DVM, Hospital Medical Director
Dr. Christian Broadhurst is the hospital medical director for the Jacksonville Humane Society’s (JHS’s) Community Animal Hospital (CAH). Prior to joining JHS, he served as senior staff veterinarian at the Clay County Humane Society Animal Clinic in Orange Park, Fla. Additionally, he has worked as a relief veterinarian at JHS for more than two years. Dr. Broadhurst is well known for his work in veterinary orthopedics, having performed hundreds of orthopedic surgeries at various Jacksonville-area animal welfare organizations.
Dr. Broadhurst is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. His wife, Jennifer, is also a veterinarian, and together they have three dogs, eight cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, several dozen koi, saltwater fish and two leopard tortoises.
Suzy Broadhurst, DVM, Hospital Veterinarian
Dr. Suzy Broadhurst joined the Jacksonville Humane Society in December 2011 as a staff veterinarian for the new Community Animal Hospital. She is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, with a very diverse background. Originally, Dr. Broadhurst carried out her Masters in medical genetics from the University of Sydney, Australia where she worked in the Newborn screening unit at the children’s hospital. Next on the agenda was to return to school where her true calling was veterinary medicine. She attended Veterinary school in Ireland and Scotland where she graduated from the University of Glasgow, Scotland Veterinary School in 2008. Upon graduation, she started as an equine veterinarian in Kentucky before taking on an associate position for small animal medicine in 2009 at Clay County Humane Society in Orange Park, FL. She met her husband Dan through her colleague Dr. Chris Broadhurst (his twin). Dan and Suzy now live in Fleming Island with all of their pets which include 3 dogs (Lucy the Landseer, Kona the 3-legged lab, Stitch the Springer mix), 2 cats (Butters and Darwin) and a Harlequin macaw named Logan.
2013 Board of Directors
Michael Munz, Dalton Agency - President
Alyson Lee, Jacksonville University – Vice-President
Lis'e Everly, Community Advocate - Secretary
Dina Vickers, CPA - Treasurer
Brent Bolick, Clear Channel Outdoor
Kate Onstead, University of North Florida
Kerrie Slattery, Baptist Health
Linda Stein, Community Advocate
Dr. Jeffrey Stone, Mayo Clinic
Penny Thompson, Shands Jacksonville
Kim Ward, Community Advocate
Susan Welch, Community Advocate