(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey has recently announced Vicki Rowland, Executive Director of the Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS), as its new board president. Rowland has ten years of experience in animal welfare that involves management, marketing and public relations, strategic planning, and fundraising development. The Board of Directors is confident that Rowland will bring her knowledge and commitment to the AWFNJ that she has shown in her successful role at CCAS since 2013.
“We’re always proud to support the important mission of CCAS, and we’re very excited that the leadership responsible for much of CCAS’s recent growth will be taking control of a body with an even larger reach,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young, liaison to the Camden County Animal Shelter.
The AWFNJ has also appointed several leaders in the field of Animal Welfare to their newly assembled board including Chief Ross Licitra, Executive Director and Chief of Humane Law Enforcement of the Monmouth County SPCA; Brian Hackett, New Jersey State Director of The Humane Society of the United States; Donielle Killian-Gioia, Director of Operations of SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals; Sara Kent, CEO of Shelter Animals Count; Heather Cammisa-Davenport, CEO and President of St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center; Judy Davies-Dunhour, Manager of Cape May Animal Shelter & Adoption Center and Karen Yost, Director of Human Resources and Finance of St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center.
“We, the Board, are excited to reenergize the federation and to revitalize synergy with animal agencies state-wide” Rowland said. The Board of Directors has completed a new strategic plan with targeted focus areas on organizational development and mission activities.
With a revitalized Board, the AWFNJ will be revamping their membership model, which will be open to 501(c)(3) organizations and professionals affiliated with private non-profit animal welfare organizations within the state of New Jersey. Within certain membership levels, organizations will be able to apply for grant opportunities which include spay/neuter surgeries, emergency relief efforts and scholarship opportunities. Membership will also include access to NJ State Animal Services Directory and direct alerts to legislative activity and action.