North Country Animal League has hired Aileen Walden as its new executive director.
Most recently, Walden was the internal consultant to the president and executive director of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, an animal welfare organization serving six counties in three states. She oversaw grants, directed operations of five chapters of a new no-kill community development initiative, and managed offsite logistics for two disaster responses.
Earlier, Walden was director of community programs and support and the interim chief information officer for Alley Cat Allies, a national advocacy organization of nearly 500,000 supporters dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats.
She was also the director of member experience for the Best Friends Animal Society, which focuses exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters.
“The board was impressed by her experience with shelter operations and community engagement at a variety of topnotch organizations,” said Tom Hubbs, president of the NCAL board of directors.
North Country Animal League, a nonprofit limited-access animal shelter, has cared for and found homes for more than 12,000 animals since 1994.