· First NJ animal welfare leader to achieve the signature designation of Certified Animal Welfare Administrator
· NJ State Certified Animal Control Officer and Cruelty Investigator
· Recipient of 2016 Maddie’s Fund national HERO TO ANIMALS award
· 2016 PetSmart Charities® Thought Leader Round Table member
· Humane Society of the United States® Companion Animal Advisory Committee
· Recurrent professional presenter at annual Animal Care EXPO, the largest animal welfare conference in the country, and at other regional and national venues
· Faculty member and course content advisor for NJ certification courses for animal control and cruelty investigation
· Recipient of the 2013 Unity Award from The Animal Welfare Federation of NJ
· Former Board and current Advisory Member of The Animal Welfare Federation of NJ
· Former Board Member of Jersey Shore Animal Center, Brick, NJ
· Former Board Member of Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Brigantine, NJ
Heather – a New Jersey native - joined St. Hubert’s in June 2010. Prior to her position at St. Hubert's, Heather filled several roles within the Humane Society of the United States. 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 to advance animal welfare in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Before to joining the HSUS, Ms. Cammisa served as Executive Director of the Jersey Shore Animal Center for five years and led the design, fundraising and completion of its new shelter, while implementing cruelty investigations and a variety of programmatic initiatives. Prior to entering the animal welfare field full-time, she had a successful career in financial and social economics.
Heather holds a Masters Degree in Economics from Rutgers University. She and her husband share their hearts and home with adopted animals including Jazzy, a certified pet therapy dog who volunteers with children at St. Hubert’s. When not working, Heather can be found bicycling, hiking or studying in Cornell’s Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program.