The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (OPHS) is proud to announce the appointment of Nicole Patrick in the newly created position of Development Manager. Ms. Patrick brings two decades of management experience in the public sector and a lifelong love of animals to OPHS.
Patrick has spent much of her professional life administering state and federal public transportation grant programs, including a decade with Washington State Ferries, as well as working with Clallam Transit and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. Patricks’ long-time dream has been to work for the benefit of animals.
“We are very excited to have Nicole join our team. Her experience in grant management, special projects and community outreach fits nicely with our expansion plans for the shelter,” Luanne Hinkle, OPHS Executive Director shared. “These plans include launching a capital campaign to help fund a new Kitty City and administration offices that will adhere to the County’s requirement to remove mobile coaches currently being used for these purposes.”
Patrick will focus on development and stewardship within the community, expanding events, acquiring grant funding, volunteer and foster care program growth, and creating new programs and services that will aid the community to successfully adopt and live happily ever-after with their four-legged family member(s).
“When this opportunity became available, I conducted research into the organization. I found OPHS to be fiscally responsible and an impeccable steward of public contributions,” stated Ms. Patrick. “I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to be part of the tremendous efforts made by OPHS to help our animal friends find their forever people.”