Animal Protective Foundation of Scotia has hired a new Executive Director. After a three-month national search and Search Committee interview process, the Michael Daugherty will begin his new role as APF Executive Director on January 7, 2013.
Daugherty has served children and families throughout the Capital Region for over thirty years, and animal welfare has always been a personal passion for him. He holds a Master's degree in Counseling and Personnel Studies from the State University at Oneonta and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University. Michael also has a School Administrator and Supervisor (SAS) certificate from the State Education Department.
"We are very pleased to welcome Michael as the APF's Executive Director," Board President Connie Burns said. "Michael's significant program, stakeholder relations, advocacy and capital campaign development experience at the Executive Director level is an excellent fit for APF's needs, now and into the future. In his new role, Michael will position APF for continued growth with the expansion of our Spay and Neuter Program in 2013, among other APF initiatives designed to support our local communities' long-term needs."
Daugherty's nonprofit leadership experience includes tenures as Executive Director of CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services; President and CEO of Family and Children's Service of the Capital Region, where he spearheaded such programs and projects as Capital EAP, the Center for Problem Gambling, 2-1-1 Northeast Region, and the Samaritan Suicide Prevention Crisis Center; and Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy, where he championed several capital construction projects for the organization.
"I'm excited by the opportunity to work in a leadership capacity for the Animal Protective Foundation, upholding its 80-plus years of history of addressing pet overpopulation and animal suffering through education and community programs and services, as well as providing care to animals in need," Daugherty said. "I look forward to partnering with the APF staff, Board of Directors, donors and volunteers to continue this great and impactful work for our communities."