Staff Bios

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Carianne (Sites) Fisher, MSW
Executive Director
email: ed@therapet.org
phone: 903-535-2125

Carianne has been Executive Director of Therapet since August 2015. She studied English Literature at Washington University in St. Louis where she served as a resident advisor her junior and senior years. It was through this role that she discovered a passion for helping people and a year later she returned to Washington University to study Social Work.

After completing her MSW, Carianne worked for a private child welfare agency in Illinois for over 15 years and she worked her way up from direct service to Director of Human Resources and Training.

Looking to diversify her experience, Carianne worked in Human Resources for a long term care facility and served as a Field Coordinator and taught a graduate seminar for the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Prior to moving to Tyler, TX, Carianne served as Director of Training for the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center — the largest single-site youth detention facility in the nation.

Carianne and her now husband Derek came to Tyler with one rescue dog (a shepherd mix named Pango) and rescued a mixed breed puppy (Ranga) at the beginning of 2016.

Carianne has been happy to find the people of East Texas to be just as warm as the weather and she is thrilled to be a part of Therapet!

 

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Rebekah Roberts
Operations Coordinator
email: info@therapet.org
phone: 903-535-2125

Rebekah joined Therapet as their Operations Coordinator in September 2012.  Her background is a combination of human and veterinary medicine, making Therapet a perfect mix to celebrate the human-animal bond.

Rebekah was born and raised in Southern California, but moved to East Texas in 2004.  She has a rescue boxer named Astro who is currently taking obedience classes.