Rhonda Duman Jones

President, Director of Events, Board Member

Rhonda moved to Suffolk in 2001 from Portsmouth, VA. Rhonda was a speech pathologist and principal for Suffolk Public Schools for thirty years. After retirement, Rhonda went back to speech pathology and is currently working for a contracting company.

Rhonda has been involved with animals of one kind or another her whole life. She is very comfortable around horses, dogs and cats and enjoys training and showing dogs. She has been involved with Suffolk Humane Society for over 8 years as a volunteer for adopt-a-thons, local events, and humane education. In the last four years, she became more active as the director of events, board member and newly appointed vice president. Rhonda enjoys planning fundraising events for Suffolk Humane Society and would like to increase events that teach our young citizens how to be responsible pet owners.

Sara Johnston

Director of Development | Board Member

Sara Johnston is the founder and CEO of InDigiMar, Inc., a Hampton Roads-based online marketing agency, specializing in web platform development and inbound marketing since 2010. Sara has over 20 years of software development and marketing experience working with organizations such as Jefferson Labs, The American Civil War Museum, and the University of Connecticut. As the lead digital marketing strategist for InDigiMar, Sara has developed strategic online marketing programs in web design, web development, search engine optimization, pay per click advertising, and inbound marketing campaigns for B2B and B2C small businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and institutions of higher learning. Sara has worked to build, grow, and implement marketing strategies that have led to new business development for multiple organizations. Sara is also heavily involved in local community initiatives including citywide revitalization projects and workforce development collaborations between local colleges and city government. Sara is a Board Member of the Suffolk YMCA, a Suffolk Rotarian, and holds board positions for the local Humane Society.

Mr. Mike Duman

Board Member

Michael D. "Mike" Duman is President of Mike Duman Auto Sales, in Suffolk, and Mike Duman Chevrolet - Buick - GMC, in Franklin.  Mike started his automotive career selling cars at the age of nineteen while attending college and has been a dealer operator since 1980 when he became the youngest Ford Dealer in the United States at the age of twenty nine.  Mike was selected by the Virginia Independent Automobile Association as the Virginia Quality Dealer of the Year in 2000 and was recognized by Virginia House Joint Resolution #332.  He also served as President of Virginia District 1 of the Association and is a Certified Master Dealer.

Mike is currently serving his second term on the Suffolk City Council representing the Chuckatuck Burough.  He is Chairman of the Western Tidewater Water Authority, Vice Chairman of the Western Tidewater Regional Jail, Vice Chairman of the City-School Committee on Collaborative Fiscal Concerns, and is the City Council liaison to the Suffolk Economic Development Authority. Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Old Dominion University and served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Military Intelligence Officer.

Mike is active in the community and supports many non-profit, faith based and volunteer organizations.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Suffolk Humane Society, the Suffolk Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.  He is a member of the Suffolk Ruritan Club, Elks Lodge 687 and is a past recipient of the NAACP Trailblazer Award.

Mike and his wife Fran have been residents of the Russell Point Section of Suffolk since 1977 and have two adult sons. Mike Duman can be best described by his company slogan The "Du-Man" Can!

Mrs. Margie Wiley

Board Member

Margie Wiley has been an active member of the Suffolk Humane Society for over 5 years. She has 2 dogs of her own - Tonka a 4 year old Yellow Lab and Guinness a 14 year old Jack Russell,  that live with her and her husband, Mark.  She is a local financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments and serves on many community boards through out the area. 

Cheri Smith

My husband Bill and I "retired" from our Jobs in 2007 and moved to Suffolk from California to be close to our grandsons. We came here in an RV with 3 cats (rescued), 2 dogs (rescued), parakeets, finches (rescued), hermit crabs, and a tank full of fish.

While in Calif. I raised and showed Maltese and Pomeranians. I had numerous champions and Best in Show wins. I also volunteered for the Tracy Wildlife Refuge, where I helped to rehab injured animals and release them back into their habitat. The best part was caring for a burrowing owl, who lived with me during its recovery.

Growing up I have always had rescued animals (even when I was raising pure-breds). Currently I have  4 fur-babies. Missy, my 16 yr old kitty came with me from California. My Jack-russells, Bonnie came from the Norfolk SPCA 6 yrs ago, Tasha from the Outer Banks and my latest addition Bosco, a hound mix puppy came from the Isle of Wright.

I love animals and am very excited to be joining the Board. I look forward to working with a great group of people, raising community awareness, and helping every fur-baby to find a home.

Jeremy Shallcross

Board Member

Jeremy and his wife Kerri moved to Suffolk in 2011 from Virginia Beach. Jeremy is an Outside Sales Representative with Arc3 Gases. Jeremy is active in the Hampton Roads community being a member of Virginia Beach Vo-Tech’s Welding Advisory Board and a member of Cypress Farms Home Owners Association board. Jeremy and his wife Kerri have been very active volunteers with Suffolk Humane Society for a few years and support numerous events throughout the year. The Shallcross home is currently the happy home to 5 fur babies (4 dogs and 1 cat).