Sandra Shelby has been named CEO of the Maui Humane Society. Shelby will fill the CEO position vacated by Jocelyn Bouchard, who left MHS on April 30 to take the position of Director of Operations at the Hawaiian Humane Society on Oahu.
Shelby has nearly 20 years of experience in the Animal Welfare field. She started her career as an Animal Caretaker at The Fund for Animals Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Ramona, California. In following years, she served as Director of Development and Humane Education for Haven Humane Society in Redding, California. She subsequently founded and served as Executive Director for Another Chance Animal Welfare League, a rescue agency in Palo Cedro, California. Shelby moved to Illinois in 2009 and served as Executive Director of Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin
“We are very excited about the breadth of experience and skills that Sandy brings to MHS,” said MHS Board Chair Dr. Judith Aikawa. “She has worked in wildlife rehabilitation, development and fundraising, rescue, no-kill, limited admission, and open admission shelters. She has experience in all facets of shelter operations that pertain to MHS. We are confident that Sandy will prove to be a great leader for our agency and will be a compassionate advocate for the animals on our island. We hope the community will join us in welcoming her and helping her adjust to our island lifestyle.”
The 60-year-old Maui Humane Society is the oldest and largest animal welfare agency on the island. It is the only agency on Maui that operates an open admission shelter—accepting all domestic animals in need. In addition to its privately funded programs, MHS is contracted by the County of Maui to provide specified animal management services. MHS shelters unwanted animals, provides spay/neuter programs and promotes humane education and children’s programs. The organization also facilitates pet adoptions, operates lost and found programs, investigates cruelty situations and more