May 2016 – MFHS Hires Program Director
After a month long search and several candidate interviews, the MFHS Board has hired Martha Kalina of Waldoboro as the Program Director for the organization.
Some may remember Kalina as the Executive Director of Knox County Humane Society and past president of MFHS. Kalina left animal welfare 10 years ago but found she missed the rewarding chaos of the field. “I am thrilled to be back in the fray,” says Kalina. “I share the vision of the Board to make MFHS more relevant in Maine and look forward to implementing their ideas.”
“Besides holding a conference in the Fall, MFHS will implement a membership program and undertake some statewide initiatives to both raise public awareness of companion animal welfare efforts in Maine as well work with organizations to provide resources, training, networking, and other support, ” states Board president, Madie Wehr, DVM, of Coastal Humane Society. “Martha will be traveling around the state to meet with our more remote organizations to see what help they need and how we can facilitate it.”
Martha will be working from her home with the help of her four dogs and husband, Rick.