Our Staff

Diana George, Executive Director

Diana comes to PAWS from Tacoma Musical Playhouse as their Development Director for eight years. While there, she completed a $1.2 million capital campaign to remodel their old movie theater into a state of the art live musical theater stage and auditorium as well as refurbished the vintage marquee. Pre Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Diana was the Executive Director of CAPRI Heart and Lung Institute in Kitsap County.

Diana has a BS in Molecular Biology/Genetics as well as her Fundraising Management certificate from the University of Washington. She has been in development for over 15 years and has worked with non-profits or not-for-profits all her life.

In her other life, Diana lives with her leading man and 2 very spoiled Welsh Pembroke Corgis. She has three grown daughters who are incredible people and periodically visit. When she has time she still graces the local Puget Sound stages; you never know who you might see her playing!

As the Executive Director of PAWS, it will be Diana’s pleasure to meet all the wonderful people who support this community treasure as well as those, both human and animal, who benefit from PAWS’ many community outreach programs. She would love to hear from you anytime.

Hannah Kinchen, Program Manager

Hannah started her career with PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap in 2017 as an Animal Care Technician, responsible for the daily feeding and care for all the cats at our Kingston Adoption Center.

As of January 2021, Hannah is now stepping into the Program Manager position. She is excited to broaden her career in animal welfare by helping pets and their people in our community in new ways, including our veterinary assistance program, where she will be helping low-income applicants receive help with the vet care they need.

Hannah lives in Bremerton with her two precious cats, Bagheera and Mochi, who was adopted from PAWS.

Jeanine Worthington, Facilities and Community Relations Manager

Jeanine moved to Kingston from Spokane in 2012. Prior to moving, she was the owner of two coffee shops. In 2016, she graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in English/Creative and Professional Writing.

Jeanine began her career with PAWS in 2017 as the Volunteer Coordinator/Adoption Center Manager. With Marylou Zimmerman’s retirement in 2020, as of July 1st, 2020, Jeanine became the Facilities and Community Relations Manager. As the FCRM, Jeanine continues to coordinate, train, and schedule the volunteers at the adoption centers. She also coordinates the TNR program, Kitsaplostpets, PAWS social media accounts, and newsletters.

Jeanine is a life-long animal lover. She lives in Kingston with a menagerie of dogs, cats, bunnies, goats, and chickens. She has a grown son who lives in Kingston. Jeanine is also a licensed Real Estate broker with Redfin, which she does in her spare time.

Claudia Hepburn, Animal Welfare Coordinator

Claudia comes to PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap after working as a Licensed Veterinary Technician all over Kitsap County for more than 20 years.

Claudia holds a DVM degree from Universidad Austral de Chile. She moved to the United States in 1998.

Claudia lives in beautiful Bainbridge Island with her husband and their three cats: Bertue, Henry and Ra. She enjoys taking walks, knitting, reading and petting cats… all cats!

As the Animal Welfare Coordinator, Claudia wants to focus on improving the health and well being of all the animals that PAWS supports as well as the knowledge of animal relationships and care with their human partners.