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Stephanie Shain

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Stephanie Shain joined the Washington Humane Society in September 2010 as chief operating officer and continues in that role for the Humane Rescue Alliance. Prior to joining the HRA team, Stephanie was a senior director at The Humane Society of the United States where she led efforts including investigations, legislative actions, public education, and coordination with law enforcement to rescue animals from puppy mills. Previously, Stephanie worked within the shelter, veterinary, and education arenas to help and work with companion, wild, and farm animals. She has a special place in her heart for WHS, having adopted her two dogs from the New York Avenue adoption center. Stephanie lives in Washington with her husband and two daughters, their two dogs, four cats, four gerbils, and two guinea pigs.