Young-Williams Animal Center selects director of shelter operations and director of finance

Young-Williams Animal Center has named Nichole Boudreau as director of shelter operations and Tammie J. Shaver as director of finance.

“Because of the unique nature of our business, it is important that we have employees who are not only well-qualified but also passionate about the work that we do,” says Janet Testerman, CEO for Young-Williams Animal Center. “Nichole and Tammie both have the dedication and experience needed to serve our organization well, and we are fortunate to bring them on board.”

Boudreau joins Young-Williams Animal Center with more than 15 years of nonprofit experience with 10 years spent at the Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV), where she served as director of intake, behavior and adoptions. During her time at HSSV, Boudreau increased adoptions by 56 percent without an increase in the adoption return rate. In addition, she increased rescue intake of animals from other shelters by 200 percent.

Boudreau also launched community programs, including the opening of two “Neighborhood Adoption Centers” and implementing a community cat management program utilizing trap-neuter-return (TNR) methods.

Shaver earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management from Strayer University, and she currently is pursuing an MBA in business management at Strayer. She joins Young-Williams Animal Center with more than 25 years of experience in finance and business administration. Most recently, Shaver served as vice president of strategic projects and finance for VMC Facilities, LLC, in Knoxville.