Kiska Icard, will be taking over leadership of the 79-year-old humane society, which has a shelter along Highway 12 between Santa Rosa and Sebastopol.
While at The SF/SPCA, Icard was involved in media relations and advanced the organization’s outreach to become a nationally recognized leader in animal sheltering and welfare. For a number of years, she was closely involved with The SF/SPCA’s Holiday Windows Adoption Outreach program at Macy’s, which is responsible for a significant number of the approximately 4,000 animals placed into homes annually through the organization.
“Kiska’s passion for our cause combined with her incredible success in animal welfare programs will help to advance our shelter and grow our community programs to help more animals in need throughout Sonoma County” says Mark Penn , Board President of the Sonoma Humane Society.
Icard has adopted or fostered many shelter animals including her current dogs Baloo, a Tibetan Mastiff and Haley, a yellow Lab rescued from a hoarding situation. “It is my dream that no healthy or treatable companion animal is euthanized in our community. Through collaboration efforts, I don’t believe this to be a too-far-off reality” Icard says.
Icard will start in her new position April 1, 2010.