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Lisa LaFontaine

President & CEO, Humane Rescue Alliance

Lisa LaFontaine

Lisa serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA), which provides animal welfare programs and services to the community. In 2019, Lisa oversaw the merger of the Humane Rescue Alliance with St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center of New Jersey to create the first regional, community-based, multi-state animal welfare organization in the nation. In her previous role as CEO of New Hampshire’s Monadnock Humane Society, Lisa spearheaded a successful capital campaign that resulted in construction of a new, state-of-the-art animal welfare facility and an expanded endowment fund for the organization. In 2007 she was hired as President and CEO by the Washington Humane Society, where she significantly increased the live release rate for animals from one of the lowest to one of the highest in the country. She also advocated for greater animal protection through innovative programs and changes in law and built critical relationships with DC’s diverse interests and communities on behalf of animals in need. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

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