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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.
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 two dogs and two cats, Sammy, Jazzy, Jake and Meryl-not-Feral.
Assistant Vice President
Nora was born in the area and grew up familiar with St. Hubert’s since its Woodland Avenue site opened. As an adopter and frequent visitor to the animals awaiting adoption, she often fantasized about what it would be like to grow up and have a real job at a place whose mission was helping animals. She joined the organization—much smaller back then--in 1977 to take responsibility for the front office reception, dispatch and recordkeeping and tend to the majority of St. Hubert’s clerical duties, while at the same time working to grow St. Hubert’s fledgling humane education program. She was also responsible for the creation and implementation of the organization’s pet therapy and pet loss support programs. Nora managed the transition team when the merger with Somerset Humane Society resulted in the creation of St. Hubert’s satellite shelter facility in North Branch in 1994. She represents St. Hubert's on the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey board, serving as Vice President. She feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to work on a myriad of projects and programs that have contributed to the organization’s growth and ability to be at the forefront of life-saving sheltering efforts and adoption initiatives. Nora shares her Morris Township home and heart with her zany family which includes the latest in a long succession of much-loved dogs and cats adopted from both the Madison and North Branch shelters.
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.