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Animal Care & Control of NYC taps a new Executive Director, again

Animal Care & Control of New York City has tapped a new, Executive Director to head the non-profit organization -- it's fourth in just eight years.

AC&C is contracted by New York City and the Health Department to provide animal care and rescue services to all five boroughs. As a previous article of mine points out, history shows that the City has had a difficult time filling and keeping one Executive Director after another.

But on March 30, 2010 the Board of Directors of AC&C announced the appointment of its newest Executive Director, Julie Bank, who has more than 20 years of animal welfare experience.

Previously, Ms. Bank was the Executive Director of North County Humane Society and SPCA (NCHS) in Oceanside, California where she was responsible for managing a full service organization that held two animal control contracts with local cities. She recently negotiated the successful merger between NCHS and another local organization.

Prior to her work at NCHS, Ms. Bank was the Deputy Director of Maricopa County Animal Care & Control where she was responsible for all marketing, public relations, fund-raising and public programs. Ms. Bank’s keen understanding of the importance of partnerships was said to strengthen donor relationships and increase community attention to the organization.

Ms. Bank began her career at the ASPCA in NYC where she held various positions from shelter operations to education on the national level. She worked at the ASPCA for a total of ten years.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ms. Bank is a graduate of Brooklyn College. She shares her home with a rescued French bulldog named Lola and Carmen the kitty.

AC&C's new Executive Director will assume her duties in NYC on April 12, 2010.

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