Jacksonville Humane Society Appoints New Board Members

Non-profit animal welfare and education organization elects new officers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 5, 2010) – The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) has announced the animal welfare and education center’s 2010 – 2011 board of directors.

Jamie Rowell, vice president at Wachovia, will serve as JHS’s board president through 2012. Theresa Kenney of Duss, Kenney, Safer, Hampton & Joos, P.A., continues in her role as vice president, while Community Activist Susan Welch becomes the board’s secretary. Kim Wilmoth, a CPA with Kim Wilmoth & Associates, resumes her duties as treasurer.

Two new members have joined the board. Robert Miller, chief of police for the Federal Reserve Bank, and Dina Vickers, controller for Medical Partners of America, will serve JHS through 2011.

“We are very excited to work with our new board of directors,” said Leona Sheddan, executive director of the Jacksonville Humane Society. “As we move forward with our Capital Campaign, we look to the leadership of our board of directors to help us build a new state-of-the-art animal adoption and education center.”

Other JHS board members include:

  • Elizabeth Diamond, community activist
  • Julie Klapstein, CEO, Availity
  • Alyson Lee, director of university campaigns, Jacksonville University
  • David T. Abraham, Brant, Abraham, Reiter, McCormick, and Green, P.A.
  • Karen Bowling, president & CEO, Solantic
  • Karen M. Camerlengo, community activist
  • Councilman John Crescimbeni, owner, Hickory Farms Franchise
  • Trace Milam, agent, Vandroff Insurance Agency
  • Tori Mussallem, Mussallem & Forbess, P.A.
  • Linda Stein, community activist

All members and officers were appointed at the organization’s annual meeting on March 30.

About the Jacksonville Humane Society

The Jacksonville Humane Society, founded in 1885, serves more than 4,000 animals each year. JHS is a non-profit, no-kill center for animal welfare and education that serves as a resource for all companion-animal related issues. The organization is dedicated to finding loving, permanent homes for animals by matching people with the pet that is right for them.

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Media contact:

Michelle Gilliam
Jacksonville Humane Society
904.725.8766 (office)
904.859.8606 (cell)