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Heather J. Cammisa, CAWA
President & CEO
Recipient of the 2013 Unity Award from The Animal Welfare Federation of NJ
Heather – a New Jersey native - joined St. Hubert’s in June 2010. Prior to joining St. Hubert's, Heather worked for the Humane Society of the United States where she held several roles, most notably she was responsible for research, development and implementation of a spay & neuter campaign along with shelter outreach and targeted infrastructure investments in Louisiana and Mississippi, partnering with other national organizations and foundations. Prior to joining the HSUS, Ms. Cammisa was the Executive Director of the Jersey Shore Animal Center for five years and led the design, fundraising and completion of its new shelter and implemented cruelty investigations and programmatic initiatives. She also worked in financial and social economics before joining the animal welfare field full time fifteen years ago.
Heather has achieved the signature designation of Certified Animal Welfare Administrator. She is a certified NJ Animal Control Officer and Cruelty Investigator. She teaches a portion of NJ's ACO certification course. She holds a Masters Degree in Economics from Rutgers University. She has served on the boards of Jersey Shore Animal Center in Brick, New Jersey; the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, New Jersey and the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey. She currently serves as an advisory member of the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey and HSUS' Companion Animal Advisory Council. She shares her home and office with three dogs and two cats, Sammy, Jazzy, Jed, Jake and Meryl-not-Feral.
Senior Vice President of Community Engagement and Chief of Staff
Todd joined St. Hubert’s in September 2015 and is responsible for the St. Hubert’s programs which involve and engage the community to achieve our mission to support the human-animal bond and foster the respect of all living creatures. As the Chief of Staff, Todd supports and coaches the staff and volunteers to ensure St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center serves people and animals at the level our community has become accustomed.
Todd came to St. Hubert’s from PetSmart Charities, Inc. where he oversaw the PetSmart Charities pet adoption program for North America and provided support and mentorship to animal welfare groups participating in the Rescue Waggin’ canine transport program in a prior role as Field Program Manager. Before joining PetSmart Charities, Todd was the executive director at Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association, now part of St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. He also served 6 years as a community initiatives director for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Todd is a past member of the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey’s board of directors and has earned the coveted designation of Certified Animal Welfare Administrator.
Vice President of Development & Communications
Suzanne joined St. Hubert’s as Vice President of Development and Communications in September 2015. Prior to joining the St. Hubert’s team, she spent five and a half years as the Executive Director of Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter in East Hanover, NJ and seven years as board president of Parsippany Animal Supporters Society, a local municipal shelter support organization. She is also a certified animal control officer and a former board member of AWFNJ (Animal Welfare Federation of NJ).
Dedicated to improving animal welfare, Suzanne is committed to working on initiatives making a real difference in New Jersey and beyond. While she appreciates all animals, she is especially passionate about Siamese cats and dedicates much of her free time to their rescue. She has fostered at least 200 cats over the years, many blind, missing limbs or with severe behavioral issues. Several have become permanent residents in her home and much loved members of her family.
Vice President of Finance & Administration
Vanda joined St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in April 2013 as the Vice President of Finance & Administration. Vanda brings extensive accounting and fiscal management experience to St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center. She previously served as Comptroller of The Children’s Aid Society, a $100 million New York City based organization focused on helping children in poverty succeed and thrive, and as a not-for-profit auditor before joining Children's Aid Society.
In addition to her work with St. Hubert's, Vanda serves on the Board of Animal Rescue Force in East Brunswick.
Working at St. Hubert’s has given Vanda the opportunity to combine both her personal and professional interests to make a deeper impact on the lives of homeless and at-risk animals.
She currently shares her St. Hubert’s office space with her favorite FIV+ cats, Kris, Rusty and her special office helper, Tara, all of whom are available for adoption. At home, Vanda and her husband love spending time with their dog Hali and their three cats, Bunny, Megan and Noelle … all rescued in their own way. Foster kittens and cats are frequent welcomed guests in their home as well.
Vice President of Direct Animal Care & Lifesaving Partnerships
Becky joined St. Hubert’s over 20 years ago and currently oversees our animal care and lifesaving partnerships. Becky has been a NJ Certified Animal Control officer for over 20 years and is also a NJ Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator. She has been involved in numerous out-of-state animal rescues including: the Joplin, MO tornado, the largest animal cruelty rescue in history at Caboodle Ranch in Florida, and the Humane Society of the United States’ Hurricane Sandy sheltering on the Jersey Shore.
Becky is also an ASPCA & HSUS emergency responder, a Red Rover first responder, and is trained in CPR and first aid for animals. She has completed FBI emergency response training to respond to federal dog fighting cases and has earned numerous FEMA and ICS certifications. In her “spare” time she is mother to two children, 5 dogs, and 4 cats.