Meet Our Team
Ginny Sims began her work with nonprofits in 2007 with a focus in bringing 21st century skills and technology integration training to Mississippi educators and entrepreneurs in impoverished communities in 5 countries. Ginny came to Southern Pines in 2013 and has a background in Public Relations. She is ASPCA SAFER Certified and has a focus in photography, marketing, grant writing, and creating community partnerships. She is most passionate about field rescue, coalition building, marketing shelter animals, and increasing lives saved at Southern Pines and around the state by staying abreast of new programs to improve shelter programs and community partnerships.
Dr. Alicia Fortenberry
Dr. Alicia Fortenberry is a graduate from Ross University and has worked with Southern Pines for more than 5 years. She has worked in animal sheltering for over a decade and is certified in shelter medicine. She is most passionate about shelter transport programs, coalition building, and reducing risks of disease spread while still moving animals into places where they are most likely to find their new homes.
Amanda Paris has worked at Southern Pines for more than 6 years. Her passion for finding second chances for the hardest to place animals has led to her position as Shelter Manager where she works to constantly improve intake and adoption programs to better serve the community. Amanda also works to connect with rescues around the country, finding second chances and placement for animals most in need of help. She also works as part of the Southern Pines transport team and is ASPCA SAFER Certified.
Dog Adoptions Coordinator
Community Engagement Manager
Cat Adoptions Coordinator