Newest Executive Will Helm Western Arizona Humane Society
Lake Havasu City, AZ April 25, 2014
The Western Arizona Humane Society (WAHS) announced that Ms. Patty Gillmore has accepted the position as Executive Director, effective April 28, 2014.
“We are thrilled to welcome Patty to our team,” said Vice President of the Board of Western Arizona Humane Society, Rich Theophilus. “Patty has been serving as Acting Director, and in a short amount of time we as a board have seen some great changes.” She has a “can do” attitude that has created a new energy among our staff, volunteers and our supporters, at both Havasu and Kingman Shelters. We are very excited about the future of WAHS!
Patty holds a Masters Degree in Sociology and Personnel Management. She has extensive experience in both grant writing and fundraising; skills essential to a leader in a successful non-profit organization. Her proven Human Resource and Leadership success will drive the success of the organization.
Prior to joining WAHS, Patty held prominent leadership positions with People to People Student Ambassadors, teaching and traveling around the world with students and other leaders within the organization. She was also the driving force behind several training programs that influenced companies across the tri-state area. Her expertise has been utilized to improve employee relations, develop supervisor/leadership skills and create solid workforce teams in many organizations in Havasu, Kingman and the surrounding area!
Patty has been the President of the WAHS Board of Directors since 2012. She has been in the Acting Director position since January 2014. Patty’s accomplishments in the 3 short months as Acting Director have proven her ability to not only lead but drive the organization forward, partnering with the many volunteers and supporters of WAHS in our Lake Havasu and Kingman communities.