Pasadena Humane Society appoints seasoned nonprofit executive Dia DuVernet as President & CEO

PASADENA, Calif. (June 4, 2019) – It is with a great deal of excitement that the Board of Directors introduces Dia DuVernet, CFRE, LCSW, the new president and CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. Ms. DuVernet will begin her responsibilities on June 10.

Dia brings more than a decade of experience leading nonprofit organizations. She has an extensive background in organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for the most vulnerable communities, most recently serving as Virginia Beach SPCA (VSPSCA) president and CEO and previously as vice president at The Up Center, a Virginia nonprofit organization improving the quality of life for children and families.

Dia grew up in Albany, GA, the youngest of five girls. An animal lover from an early age, she grew up with a German Shepherd mix named Moses, a Pekingese called Missy and Puff the cat.

“We are excited to have Dia join our PHS family,” said PHS Board Chair Steve Johnson. “Her caring demeanor and depth of knowledge in mission-driven nonprofit leadership will surely advance and support our mission of kindness, compassion and care for our animal friends.”

The Board thanks Ruthie Hughes for her impressive leadership in serving as PHS’ interim president and CEO over the past 9 months. The executive team, under Ruthie’s direction, has accomplished much in a short period of time. The Board is confident that under Dia’s leadership, the PHS staff will continue to build on that momentum to improve and expand the shelter’s programs and services, and to be known as the finest animal welfare organization in the region.

About the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
Pasadena Humane Society has been the preeminent animal welfare organization in the San Gabriel Valley since 1903. An open-door shelter, it serves 11 cities in the area, including Pasadena and Glendale, taking in over 12,000 animals each year and providing a variety of services and programs, including spay and neuter, wildlife management, mobile adoption events, wellness clinics and training classes.