Photo Courtesy of Rob Wilson Photography
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.
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Vice President of Development
Erika began her fundraising career at the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.) She has worked in all aspects of development, including direct mail, major gifts, planned giving, capital campaigns, foundation and corporate gifts as well as events and publicity. Erika also spent time working at a small urban shelter, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, New Jersey and served on the board of The Grey Muzzle Organization. Erika is most grateful for the friends she has made along the way, especially Zoë, a shepherd/chow mix from Queens. She is currently the pet parent of numerous adopted animals, including dogs Chelsea and Hunny, three audacious cats and a 30-year-old retired school horse, Chance.
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.
Colleen began her career in animal welfare in 1998 as an Animal Caretaker/Adoption Counselor. During her first decade in the field she garnered expertise in every aspect of shelter operations as an animal control officer, animal cruelty investigator, shelter manager and office manager. Colleen joined St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in 2007 in the position of Manager at the North Branch Shelter and after three years at the helm there she was named Director of Shelter Operations. She is responsible for setting protocol and providing oversight to both shelter facilities. In addition, she manages St. Hubert's lifesaving shelter outreach program, which includes intake from local New Jersey shelters as well as the center's emergency intake and disaster response assistance throughout the country. Colleen's understanding and practical knowledge in animal sheltering are put to use in both daily operations and in ensuring that the animal housing areas of our new shelter will provide the utmost in care and comfort. She shares her home with her understanding fiancée Jon and two St. Hubert’s alum dogs and three adopted/found cats.