The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) has selected Peg Albert as its interim executive director. Albert temporarily will fill the vacancy created by Steve Greenstein's departure on March 1.
"Peg will bring nearly 25 years of executive leadership, administration and marketing experience from the corporate, government and non-profit sectors to CROW, along with a passion for the care and rehabilitation of wildlife," said Melissa Congress, board vice president.
Albert received a warm welcome during the annual CROW volunteer dinner at the Sanibel Community House.
"It's like a dream to be here," said Albert, who moved to the island a year ago from Dallas with her husband, Fred. "I'm thankful for this opportunity and look forward to gleaning from the expertise that will surround me at CROW."
In addition, CROW membership elected four new members to its board of directors: Jeannie Kendall, Jeff Powers, Diane Bean, DVM, and Jeff Haungs. Board members for 2013 also include Paul Douglass, DVM, Gail Seldess, Wayne Boyd, Rob Lisenbee, Jeff Burns, Jan Egland, Jeff Weigel and Regina Toops.
"Each of the members voted onto the Board of Directors brings a unique perspective and direction as well as invaluable input from active participation in various committees, events and business," said Congress.
CROW is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1968 whose mission is saving wildlife through compassion, care and education. The 12.5-acre CROW campus, located on Sanibel-Captiva Road, includes a 4,800-square-foot hospital where ill and injured animals receive care and a 4,800-square-foot Healing Winds Visitor Education Center.
CROW cared for 3,583 native and migratory animals in 2012.