Loudoun County, VA (September 5, 2015) – Nina Stively is Loudoun County’s new Director of the Department of Animal Services, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced Wednesday. Stively comes to Loudoun County from the National Wildlife Federation, where she was a senior manager.
“Our nationwide search attracted a competitive group of applicants for this position and Nina presented the county with a great opportunity to fill the director’s position with a capable and energetic candidate,” said Hemstreet. “She brings a wide range of experience in the areas of responsibility that fall under the Department of Animal Services.”
In addition to working for the National Wildlife Federation, Stively has served as Director of Community Outreach for the Espanola Valley, New Mexico, Humane Society, where she oversaw recruitment, management, and training for a staff of 27 employees and 65 volunteers. She also worked as a writer for the online magazine, DogTime.com; and was the Mobile Adoptions Coordinator for the Santa Fe, New Mexico, Animal Shelter & Humane Society, where she expanded the mobile adoption program with record-setting results.
As Director of the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services (LCAS), Stively will oversee an agency that promotes the positive treatment of animals through animal sheltering, law enforcement, humane education, and community outreach. LCAS operates an animal shelter which provides for companion animals that have been surrendered by their owners or found as strays in the county. The shelter also offers pets for adoption. The officers who serve in the department’s Animal Control Division enforce local and state animal laws and investigate reports of animal cruelty.
Stively earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. She is completing graduate work for a master’s in veterinary science with dual graduate certificates in shelter medicine and public health from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. Stively also has been certified as an Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigator by the University of Missouri Law Enforcement Training Institute.
Stively begins her service with Loudoun County on September 10, 2015. More information about the Department of Animal Services is online at www.loudoun.gov/animals .