GTHS Announces Appointment of New Executive Director

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Karen Marsh as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective January 3, 2024. After a robust and thorough search, the Board of Directors has chosen a leader who not only possesses a wealth of experience and deep commitment to providing compassionate care to pets and people but is also exceptionally well-prepared to oversee the current day-to-day operations and drive the future growth of the organization, including spearheading the Capital Campaign for the new Regional Centre for Pets and People.

Karen joined the GTHS in 2017, leading Humane Education and building the foundation for the current GTHS Lifelong Learning programs with the objective to help improve compassion and empathy amongst youth through the human-animal bond.  Since 2021, Karen has fulfilled several leadership roles which has led to the creation and growth of a variety of programs, including:  Access to Care, Customer Service, Animal Care, Lifelong Learning, Dog School, and the GTHS Retail Store.  Before her most recent role as Interim Executive Director, Karen held the title of Animal Centre Manager, overseeing shelter operations and leading a diverse team of staff and volunteers. Karen will ensure a continuity of culture and strategy needed to successfully execute the innovative programs and services that support 4,000 pets annually, while strategically guiding our ongoing Capital Campaign for the construction of our new Regional Centre for Pets and People.

Please join us in congratulating Karen and wishing her all the best in her new role.

As we embark on this new journey together, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your ongoing dedication and support.

Warm regards,

Board of Directors, GTHS

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