Important Announcement from Pasadena Humane

Categories: In the News

Julie Bank has decided to resign her position as President and CEO, effective immediately.

Julie has accomplished a great deal since she assumed leadership of our shelter in early August 2016. In two short years, she has increased our adoption rate, solidified relationships with key industry and non-profit partners throughout the U.S., and navigated our organization through challenging circumstances. Julie has directed a lot of positive changes at PHS, and for that, we are grateful.

As we look to the immediate future, PHS has appointed Vice President of Administration, Ruthie Hughes, as interim CEO. We will continue to provide all of our many services and programs to the communities we serve. Our commitment to the community and animals in our care remains unchanged while the Board conducts a search for a new CEO.

Julie helped us accomplish many of our goals, and we wish her the best of luck as she looks for the next big challenge to tackle. Please join us in thanking her for her service.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jack Hagerman, Vice President of Communications, at 626.792.7151 ext. 113 or via email at

-Board of Directors, Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA