Can the new director speak about what she wants to change, new programs, etc? What should we expect to see in the coming year? How is the new building coming along, what is left to finish? What is the new director's background? How does the new building control infectious diseases?
I am committed to continuing the progress and successes of my predecessor, Karen Diviney. Working closely with shelter staff we are expanding the shelter community outreach programs and humane education. The new shelter slated for completion this fall will have two lobbies for both lost and found and an adoption center. There will also be two community rooms and the plan is to keep it full with workshops, classes, community meetings and other activities geared toward education and community involvement. The new building will have five separate ventilation systems that will aid in controlling the spread of infectious disease. Additional kennels will allow for a more efficient sanitization system. I have worked for the county for 24 years managing parks, facilities and programs. My last assignment with the Park Authority was managing Frying Pan Farm Park, an interpretive working farm with over 200 animals. I have a background with companion animal programming, community engagement and education and wildlife management.