Judy Calhoun, CFRE, CAWA | CEO
Judy joined Larimer Humane Society in 2008, bringing with her more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit organizational management and development. An accomplished professional in the animal welfare industry, she utilizes her knowledge to develop, implement and monitor the short- and long-term operational and financial goals necessary to carry out the mission, vision and strategic goals of Larimer Humane Society as set forth by Larimer Humane Society’s Board of Directors.
She is responsible for the overall management and operations, ensuring the organization complies with state and local regulations and contractual agreements, and is on track with its efforts to promote and provide the responsible care and humane treatment of animals in Larimer County through effective fundraising efforts, sound fiscal responsibility, and maintenance of an effective team of employees and volunteers.
Prior to joining Larimer Humane Society, Judy served as the associate executive director for the Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association and Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society; and as the executive director of the GBLT Community Center of Colorado. Her professional experience also includes eight years as the vice president of development and community relations at the Dumb Friends League and five years as the director of development at the Peninsula Humane Society.
Judy earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in sociology from Bryn Mawr College. Her professional accomplishments include the design and management of a successful $14 million capital campaign for the Dumb Friends League and securing a $40,000 foundation gift for spay/neuter programs at Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital.
Judy volunteers as the vice chair of the Board of Directors for the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators and chairs the legislative committee for the Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies.
Judy resides in Fort Collins with her spouse Cheryl and their two cats, Ellie and Smokey.
Photo by Heidi Muller Photography.