Ed Jamison, formerly animal warden in Garfield Heights, Ohio, on June 15, 2014 succeeded John Baird as chief animal control officer and director of operations at the Cleveland Kennel. Baird retired after 20 years as Cleveland animal control chief.
Suzette Dienes-Stitley retired on June 17, 2014, after five years as executive director of Baywater Animal Rescue in Cambridge, Maryland. Founded in 1947 as the Dorchester County Humane Society, the organization changed names during Dienes-Stitley’s tenure. She previously was executive director of the Talbot County Humane Society, in Easton, Maryland. Succeeding Dienes-Stitley as executive director at Baywater Animal Rescue is Maureen Scott-Taylor, a WCEI radio personality, formerly the Easton director of economic development and a member of the Easton Town Council, with a background in marketing.
Barbara Steffensen, volunteer chief executive of Animal Rights & Rescue Service in South Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, since 1996, has announced her retirement.
The SPCA of Florida, in Lakland, on May 28, 2014 introduced Adam Stanfield as new executive director, succeeding Sean Hawkins, who resigned in September 2013 after one year on the job. Hawkins succeeded Warren Cox, who retired after five years at the SPCA of Florida and 60 years of managing animal shelters, beginning in 1952. Prior to Cox, the SPCA of Florida had gone through two executive directors in two years. The SPCA of Florida, with an annual budget and receipts of about $6 million, is among the largest humane societies in the U.S., with a staff of 85, including seven veterinaries. It rehomes about 4,000 animals per year. Stanfield, 49, has never before worked for a humane society, but has an extensive background in nonprofit management, chiefly in human health care.
Steve Berube, a 13-year animal control officer in Hartnett County, North Carolina, in April 2014 succeeded Rhonda Hudson, who retired, as program manager for Harnett County Animal Services.