ANGOLA — The Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County has a new executive director.
Jalaine Knisely-Hinman has been hired to fill the role. Her first official day is March 30, though she may be seen now around the facility learning the ropes from current shelter staff and shelter manager Kasey Champion.
Hinman says she is “honored to be selected as the new director and look forward to working with everyone to achieve” the shelter’s goals.
Her experience in management, including restaurant and human resources management, along with her love of and passion for animals made her well-suited for the leadership position within the shelter.
“The Board is thrilled to have Jalaine as our new Executive Director. We are confident she will be the perfect fit. She will work well with our staff to help promote our shelter mission. Be on the lookout for great things to come from your Community Humane Shelter” said Board President, Jackie Delagrange.
Jalaine is a graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management. She spent eight years with Miller Poultry, Orland, with seven of those years spent as a professional recruiter at colleges, attending numerous public relation type functions.
In addition, she is active with Steuben County 101 Lakes Kiwanis, having been a past-president and now president-elect. She is a former member of the Young Professionals Network of Steuben County and is a member of the Purdue Extension Board, serving as president for the 2015-16 term. Jalaine also volunteers annually with the Steuben County Bit and Bridle 4-H Horse and Pony Club and regularly collaborates with Kiwanis members to run community service projects.
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