Jill Tucker began her career in the private sector, acquiring valuable business-world experience as well as a BS in Business Administration, before transitioning to a career in animal welfare. In 2003, she became the Executive Director of the Addison County, Vermont Humane Society, a struggling shelter in need of strong leadership to ensure sustainability and enable growth. After enjoying great success in that role, she accepted a consulting position with the Vermont Humane Federation and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), where she built the nation’s first statewide animal cruelty response system. Jill moved to California and became the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society’s Executive Director in Sept. 2009 where she spent over 5 years spearheading substantial growth and the completion of a multi-million dollar capital campaign that resulted in construction of a brand new state-of-the-art adoption center and spay/neuter clinic. She joined Woods Humane Society in February of 2015 bringing her passion for animal welfare, enthusiasm for engaging the community, and excitement to lead further growth of Woods services for the community.