The Board of Directors of First Coast No More Homeless Pets has unanimously elected Jennifer Barker as chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2021. Barker succeeds Rob Levine, who announced his intention to retire earlier this year. Levine will continue to support Barker and the Board as a senior adviser through the end of the year.
“Rob has been a transformational leader as he guided the organization through a period of significant change and positioned us for long-term success and sustainability in both our mission and our business,” said FCNMHP Board Chair Kelly Overby. “Jennifer has been with our organization for seven years and has been a vital part of the leadership team during this period of change, making her uniquely positioned to lead the team through our next chapter of success.”
“Since I first walked into a veterinary clinic as a volunteer many years ago, animal welfare has been both my passion and my life’s work,” Barker said. “Leading the growth of the veterinary business of FCNMHP over the past seven years and having the chance to learn so much more about our complex operations with the support of Rob and the Board gives me great confidence as we work to continue to improve and expand our unique range of services to all who call upon us.”
Barker, a New Hampshire native, currently resides on a 20-acre farm with her family and many rescued animals, including not only dogs and cats but also goats, cows and horses. She attended the University of New Hampshire prior to launching her career in veterinary administration.
About First Coast No More Homeless Pets: The mission of First Coast No More Homeless Pets is to make veterinary care affordable and accessible to all as we save lives by keeping dogs and cats in homes and out of shelters, provide low-cost spay/neuter services with emphasis on feral/community cats, and deliver a broad range of related programs and