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.
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.
Dr. Faith Perrin, DVM
Dr. Perrin is a graduate of The Ohio State University of Veterinary Medicine and moved to New Jersey in 1985. She worked in regular practice and maintained a mobile service until becoming involved in high volume spay/neuter and shelter practice in 1995. She worked with People for Animals in Hillside for many years and has traveled to South and Central America with World Vets, which provides spay/neuter and medical services to animals around the world. When not working, Dr. Perrin enjoys new travel adventures and spending time with her friends, her children, and her multiple pets.