Welcoming Our New Executive Director, Ellen!

Welcoming Our New Executive Director, Ellen!

Ellen believes the way a community treats and cares for its injured and abused animals reflects the community as a whole and is eager to be part of the positive work, change, and care HSMSC provides.  Ellen brings to HSMSC extensive experience with non-profit leadership, organizational development, fundraising, and staff and volunteer development.

Ellen moved to Memphis last year from Birmingham, AL where she served as the Executive Director of Susan G. Komen North Central Alabama for 14 years and successfully led the organization through tremendous growth and change.  The Humane Society has been making her feel very welcome.  “It has been a pleasure to meet so many of our incredibly dedicated and caring volunteers, donors and supporters these past two months,” she said.

Ellen is looking forward to helping the Humane Society grow and take its mission to the next level.  With a focus on planning a path to the future and raising funds to expand the Humane Society’s work, Ellen’s vision is to help more vulnerable animals in the community than ever before… while providing “top notch care and love” for the ones already in our care.


  • Joe Blythe - January 30, 2019

    I’ve met Ellen. She’s personal and inviting. I look forward to volunteering here to do my part in meeting her mission for the society.

  • Christy Baioni - January 30, 2019

    Welcome Ellen!


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