New Leader Brings Extensive Shelter Experience and Vision to The Job

SCOTIA, N.Y. — The Animal Protective Foundation (APF), a not-for-profit humane society providing services to Schenectady County and the greater Capital Region, has hired Amy Duskiewicz as its new Shelter Director. Ms. Duskiewicz will oversee the constant humane care of all animals and supervise APF’s, animal care, animal welfare, foster and rescue placement, volunteer, customer service and community outreach departments.

Ms. Duskiewicz has more than a decade of experience in the animal welfare field. Among her prior roles, she served as Director of Operations at the Providence Animal Rescue League in Providence, R.I.; Adoption Center and Shelter Manager for the Central Vermont Humane Society; and Director of Humane Education for the Louisiana SPCA in New Orleans. She has also presented on a variety of topics at a number of humane society conferences. Ms. Duskiewicz is a graduate of Emerson College and is working toward her master’s in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University.

“We are so excited to have Amy join our team,” said APF Executive Director Deb Balliet. “We conducted an extensive nine-month, national search for the best candidate, and Amy’s history as a change agent made her the perfect fit. Her vision for the future and vast experience with shelter programs across the country will be extremely beneficial for APF and the animals for whom we care.”

“I am pleased to take on this exciting role at the Animal Protective Foundation,” said Ms. Duskiewicz. “APF is dedicated to finding every pet a forever home and to providing humane care to all companion animals, and I am excited to continue and expand this important work.”