MENANDS — The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society named Ashley Jeffrey Bouck as its new CEO.
Bouck will take over for Todd Cramer, who was named CEO in May, 2017. He filled the shoes of Brad Shear, who was at the oldest and largest animal protective foundation in the Capital District for a decade.
“I have admired the work of the Humane Society for many years and am honored to become part of their team,” Bouck said in a statement. “The organization truly is a Capital Region institution and contributes to our community in so many more ways than people realize. I am excited to help advance their mission as well as further position them as the humane leader that they truly are in our region and beyond.”
Bouck was the executive director of Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region for the past eight years. In that time, the organization expanded and opened an Albany location, which will enable it to double the number of girls served by its programs. Prior to that, Bouck held various positions with the American Cancer Society during an eight-year tenure, including director of prevention and early detection.
“Both the staff and the board are excited beyond measure that Ashley is joining us at Mohawk Hudson Humane Society,” stated Board of Trustees Chairwoman Cynthia LaFave. “She is an extraordinarily skilled non-profit executive. Following an exhaustive national search, we were lucky to have found her so close to home. Her deep community roots and involvement will be an asset to the Society.”
Among numerous professional affiliations, Ms. Bouck held national leadership roles with Girls Inc., served as president of the Capital Region Rotary Club and as chair of the Capital Region Chamber’s Women’s Business Council. She is a recipient of the Capital Region Chamber’s Women’s Business Council’s Women of Excellence award and was named a member of the Albany Business Review’s 40 Under Forty.
She is a graduate of Siena College.
Ms. Bouck and her husband Michael live in Guilderland with two daughters and two adopted feline companions, one of them from MHHS.
MHHS was founded in 1887 and is the oldest and largest animal protection organization in the area. It receives about 6,000 animals a year and serves at the SPCA for Albany and Rensselaer counties.
It employees 49 people and has a team of volunteers.