After 7 years of the best and hardest work of my life and my most challenging and fulfilling job to date, it is time for me to move on as Executive Director of North Country Animal League. I am deeply committed to this organization and its mission and am working alongside the Board of Directors to plan a smooth and thoughtful transition. I will be staying in my role through May 2023 and afterward finding new ways to support this organization that I care so much about.
I am incredibly proud of the work that we have accomplished in the past 7 years. NCAL has doubled in size since 2016. Our staff of 17 care for and find homes for an average of 600 animals each year, operate our new Equine Center which houses 21 horses, and run our robust humane education program. Our community outreach programs have helped keep pets in their homes and out of the shelters. This progress has led to thousands of innocent lives saved and more people involved in promoting humane and compassionate relationships between humans and animals.
Transitions are many things – scary, hard and exciting. I am envisioning a transition that ushers in the next era of animal welfare here in Lamoille County. Knowing the organization is healthy, we have a dedicated and hardworking staff and volunteers, a committed leadership team at the staff and board level, and strong community support has ultimately allowed this choice to feel right. Our leadership team will provide oversight and support through this transition in order to ensure continuity and stability. We can look forward to new leadership and fresh energy, all supported by this amazing staff and board with a long history of service to our community.
Together, we have made a lasting impact on animal welfare and humane education in our community and beyond. I started my work at NCAL at a time of great transition, and I am passing the torch at another such time. I look forward to supporting NCAL in new ways while watching new leadership take this life-saving organization into the future.