CEO, Robert Armbrust, will lead Palo Alto Humane Society in our mission, preparing the next generation of animal welfare advocates and shaping compassionate communities. With a lifelong passion for animals, Robert is continuing a long career in nonprofit leadership and partnership building. He has held fundraising, operations, and leadership roles at Humane Society Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz SPCA & Humane Society. At these organizations, he led fundraising initiatives that continue to raise millions in proceeds today and spearheaded the effort to build a new animal shelter facility in Santa Cruz. He has also worked with youth and voluntary health organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs, JDRF, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. A long-time resident of California, Robert enjoys hiking the redwoods, being by the ocean, and believing we all have great capacity to build a more humane world. Click here to read a Q&A with Robert Armbrust.
Carole Hyde serves as the organization’s Director of Programs. Carole served as the organization’s Executive Director from 1991 until early in 2022. Carole has been an integral part of PAHS, giving a constant, compassionate voice to animals in our community. She is a founding member of the Stanford Cat Network and creator of Mow Wow Animals, an innovative humane educational program for California schools.Contact Carole
Susan Stienstra is our Community Outreach Manager at PAHS. She has more than 20 years of experience working for several nonprofit organizations. She is also a licensed humane educator with House Rabbit Society, and in that capacity, has taught children and adults about rabbits and how to care for them. Her special passions are horses, rabbits, and wildlife. She is also an accomplished nature photographer. Susan also writes the Rabbits as Companions articles.Contact Susan
Souroor Milani has been a welcome addition to the PAHS development team. Her years working in Information Technology as a software developer, QA analyst and project manager, and her attention to detail, problem solving, mathematical and analytical skills have been invaluable as she has been updating and overseeing the implementation of new aspects of our fundraising database. Her experiences in a variety of technology companies along with her success with non-profit fundraising and event management provide her with a unique perspective and ability to contribute to successful collaborations with various PAHS partners.Contact Souroor
Meg Minto assists with our Veterinary and Development Projects. Meg’s helpful and calming voice can often be heard at the other end of the PAHS emergency hotline phone when concerned pet owners call to find out how to get help for their animals. She could be the PAHS staff member who initiates a referral to a veterinary office, and once care has been completed, she arranges for the bills to be paid. In addition, if you’ve made a contribution to PAHS over the past few years, you may have received a lovely handwritten note of gratitude from Meg for your generous gift. She wears multiple hats here at PAHS and is meticulous and dedicated to making sure she responds quickly and properly to everyone.