Only 10 directors were chosen from across the state to serve. Additionally, when the new NCAF Board of Directors met last week, they voted Stroud to the position of Vice Chairman of the Board.
“I am humbled and honored to be selected by my peers for a leadership position in our industry,” says Stroud. “I believe the members of NCAF not only recognized my passion for animal welfare, but also my experience and commitment in building coalitions of private and public animal rescue organizations. This is a tremendous opportunity to serve as an animal welfare ambassador for Cashiers and Highlands all across our great state.”
In 2013, Stroud was named to the Legislative Committee of NCAF and has worked for the past year to promote legislation that would shut down puppy mills, and has also worked with the committee to increase the number of certified rabies vaccinators in the state. Stroud will continue to serve on the Legislative Committee in addition to his new duties as NCAF Vice Chairman of the Board.
The newly-elected NCAF Board of Directors and Officers are:
- Jennifer Brehler, President, Asheville Humane Society, NCAF Chairman
- David Stroud, Executive Director, Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society, NCAF Vice Chairman
- Leigh Ann Garrard, Director, Chatham County Animal Control, NCAF Recorder
- Shelly Moore, President/CEO, Humane Society of Charlotte, NCAF Treasurer
- Mark Balestra, Division Director, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Services
- Shafonda Davis, Executive Director, APS of Durham/Durham County Animal Shelter
- John Graves, Director, Outer Banks SPCA/Dare County Animal Shelter
- Tim Jennings, Animal Services Director, Forsyth County Animal Services
- Eric Mann, Animal Control Supervisor, Guilford County Animal Control
- Bob Marotto, Animal Services Director, Orange County Animal Services
The purpose of the North Carolina Animal Federation is to unite statewide animal welfare organizations and their professionals to exchange ideas and information while working collectively to elevate the standard of care and level of knowledge related to animal welfare in the state of North Carolina.