About to WaRM

Mission Statement

WaRM provides care to wild animals in need
and promotes a community
dedicated to the conservation of local wildlife.

WaRM envisions a world in which
all animals are given proper care,
respect and protection, and that they thrive,
both individually and as a population.

Meet Our Board

Laurie Stadther, Executive Director
Though Laurie began her career as a teacher, working in the field for almost 20 years, her passion has always been in Animal Welfare. She began volunteering in 2010 for a wild bird rehabilitation center; since that time, she has taken a number of college and certification courses to broaden her understanding of animal life and specifically wildlife rehabilitation. Laurie is currently the Project Coordinator at Michigan Humane Society, where she has developed a number of Animal Welfare programs, managed projects, and heads the Humane Education department as a certified teacher. Laurie’s love of animals can be seen in her personal life as well: She currently has 3 cats, 2 birds, and regularly fosters a variety of animals.

Kimberly Wyman, Chair Person
Kimberly Wyman, Chair Person
Kimberly founded and operates her own nonprofit organization, Adopt More, and previously created an identity and design company which she ran for 10+ years. Her skills include business development, branding, identity, marketing, advertising, design, and project management. Kimberly also writes and illustrates children’s books.

Margaret Baxter, Secretary
Margaret Baxter is an operations professional, with experience in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. She is currently director of SE Michigan Operations for Warner, Norcross & Judd, a full service Michigan-based law firm. Her experience encompasses marketing, business development, sales, membership, government affairs, strategic planning and project management. She spent 20+ years in the automotive industry and has international experience, along with an extensive professional network.
Margaret has an interest in animal welfare and the environment, and serves on the board of directors for the Detroit Audubon Society, volunteers for Washtenaw Bird Rescue, and collects and submits field data for the Alliance for the Great Lakes. She also volunteers with Oakland County 4H.

Carol Stadther, Treasurer
Carol has worked at the Berkley Public Library for over 25 years, during which she has become skilled in customer service, oral and written communication, bookkeeping, and general clerical duties. Her attention to detail, organizational abilities, and numeracy skills complement her growing interest in wildlife appreciation.

Amanda Sackett, Board Member
Amanda holds a psychology degree and is working toward her Master’s in public health, which will include the understanding and tracking of disease spread and its influence on wildlife. Amanda brings effective communication and writing skills, as well as public relations and social media experience.