Jacksonville Humane Society Announces Transition Plan for New Board Leadership and Members in Preparation for New Building Opening

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Jacksonville Humane Society Announces Transition Plan for New Board Leadership and Members in Preparation for New Building Opening

Jacksonville, FL, (January 19, 2017) The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) has announced incoming and future board leadership changes and new board members as part of its transition planning for 2017 and beyond with the new adoption and education center opening this summer.

“This is a pivotal time for JHS,” said Denise Deisler, executive director. “We have a number of dedicated board members who are approaching their term limits, and realize that we need a comprehensive transition plan for the future”.

Lisé Everly will lead the transition team as board president for 2017. This will be Everly’s last year before her term limit is met and her experience, community connections and dedication to JHS made her a natural fit for the position. Joey Kelly has been named president elect and will work closely with Everly this year to ensure a smooth transition. Kristine Cherek has been elected as Vice President and Alexis Kane will remain as secretary. Their terms will overlap with both outgoing and incoming officers. Dina Vickers will serve until the end of 2017 as treasurer and Franklin Danley will succeed her in the position in 2018.

“Lisé brings a wealth of experience both from her professional background in human resources, and through her experience serving on and leading nonprofit boards. This makes her perfect to lead this transition. Joey’s expertise in strategy, communications, and policy making made her a natural fit to help lead JHS into the future. We couldn’t be more grateful that they have agreed to serve in this capacity,” said Deisler.

Two new board members have also recently been elected: Scott MacKenzie, president of the Scott R. MacKenzie Foundation, and Randy Goodwin, president and owner of PRI Productions. Both have a true passion for pets and the people who love them and bring a unique set of skills to the organization.

Deisler said, “We would not be where we are today without the dedication and support of our board members who will be reaching their term limits this year. This is especially true of Linda Stein who has been vital to our success in fundraising for the new adoption and education center.”

Linda Stein will continue as capital campaign chair through the end of 2017, and Michael Munz, former board president, will serve as board chairman.

“We will be engaging in strategic planning for JHS after we move into the new building” said Lisé Everly, board president. “We are confident with this transition plan in place and with these tremendous community leaders at the helm, the next five years will be as, if not more, successful than the past five.”

About the Jacksonville Humane Society

The Jacksonville Humane Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.  More information about the Jacksonville Humane Society is available at www.jaxhumane.org.