The Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY recently announced that NICK LAPRESI has started as its new executive director. In this role, he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the shelter, and for developing and implementing strategies to promote the mission of the Finger Lakes SPCA of Central New York. Lapresi replaces outgoing executive director Carol Russel, who served in the position since 1996. Lapresi brings more than 15 years of animal-care experience with more than eight years of experience, specifically in animal welfare. He is a graduate of the University of the Pacific, where he earned his animal shelter management and animal shelter behavior management certifications. One of the first major changes to the shelter under Lapresi is a quicker animal adoption process. Potential adopters will meet with one of the shelter’s adoption counselors and will have a conversation to find the best pet that will match what they would like in an animal companion.
By Journal Staff