A fur-ever family is what former President and C.E.O of the Humane Society of Washington County says she will remember. Monday, Kimberley Intino announced she would be resigning to pursue new opportunities.
“I [want] to focus my career [with] animals on fundraising,” explained Intino, although she did not share where this next opportunity would be.
Since July of 2014, Intino has overseen the development and opening of a new, large adoption center as well as a spay/neuter clinic.
In 2018, the Humane Society was named Nonprofit of the Year for the county.
“That was the pinnacle, I think, of everything the shelter staff and volunteers had been working for, for years,” said Intino.
Intino says she will walk away to her next journey with fond memories of the animals she helped to save and the people she has connected with.
“We all came together with a combined passion for animals and the work that we do, and it functioned truly like a family. When I had my last day, the entire staff of the shelter lined up and I got to hug every single one of them goodbye. Who gets to say, in their lifetime, that they truly loved going to work with the people they worked with every single day?” shared Intino.
The shelter’s board of directors will be launching a nationwide search for the leader of the Humane Society.
For now, Crystal Mowery and Colin Berry will serve as the shelter’s interim co-executive directors.