The president and chief executive officer of the Hawaiian Humane Society, Lisa Fowler, is stepping down immediately as CEO for personal reasons, but will remain employed until April 30th, 2019, to aid in the transition. Board Chair Bob Armstrong will step in as interim CEO during the transition period.
Armstrong thanked Fowler and said she has been an asset to the organization for the past eight years and was instrumental in the successful completion of the Society’s $18 million capital campaign. “We appreciate her many contributions to the organization and her knowledge of animal welfare,“ said Armstrong.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to lead this great organization and to be a part of the amazing team of animal welfare professionals who work there,“ Fowler said.
Armstrong went on to say that the board of directors of the Society stands behind its staff and the organization’s policies and said no evidence of wrongdoing has been identified despite recent criticism leveled at the organization. As announced earlier, the Society has initiated a third party assessment to ensure that its policies and procedures regarding euthanasia follow best practices.