Article by Pacific Business News, 11/15/2017

The Hawaiian Humane Society has appointed Lisa Fowler as its new president and chief executive officer.

The board of directors of the Honolulu-based nonprofit said Wednesday that Fowler, who most recently held the position of director of operations, will replace the late Pamela Burns, effective immediately.

Burns, who led the Hawaiian Humane Society for 27 years, died in September at the age of 65.

Fowler, who has been with the organization for seven years, led a staff of 50 and a shelter volunteer force of more than 600 in her role as director of operations.

“Lisa was our natural and unanimous choice to continue Pamela Burns’ legacy,” board member Pam Jones, who lead the leadership succession process, said in a statement. “She has the vision and experience to successfully lead our 134-year-old organization as our next president & CEO.”

Fowler played an important role in developing the society’s new West Oahu shelter and led the effort to establish a spray and neuter clinic, which is set to open next year, according to a statement.

She also successfully completed an $18 million capital campaign to fund improvements at the nonprofit’s Moiliili campus.

“I am passionate about this cause and grateful for our team of employees and volunteers who do life-changing work every day,” Fowler said in a statement, adding that she is grateful for the opportunity to perpetuate the work of Hawaii’s leading animal welfare organization.

 

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