Columbus Humane CEO resigning animal care nonprofit after 16 years

Rachel D.K. Finney, CEO of Columbus Humane, is leaving after 16 years at the helm, the animal welfare nonprofit’s board of trustees announced Wednesday. “When I joined Columbus Humane in 2008, the organization was filled with so much potential,” Finney said in a prepared news release from the organization. “There’s […]

Rachel D.K. Finney, CEO of Columbus Humane, is seen in this Aug., 24, 2023, photo holding a kitten named Big Al in the lobby of the Columbus Humane Essential Care Center in Hilliard, the first facility for underserved pets in the U.S. Finney, who has headed the local animal welfare nonprofit for 16 years, is resigning on or before June 30.

Rachel D.K. Finney, CEO of Columbus Humane, is leaving after 16 years at the helm, the animal welfare nonprofit’s board of trustees announced Wednesday.

“When I joined Columbus Humane in 2008, the organization was filled with so much potential,” Finney said in a prepared news release from the organization. “There’s something truly magical about a group of dedicated people coming together to save and change lives for the better. I get chills when I think of what we’ve accomplished together to help animals and people. It’s really working, and we’ve made a meaningful difference–and there’s still room for more!”

In a phone interview with The Dispatch, Finney said that she sees her resignation as a “graduation” for both her and Columbus Humane. Finney said that since she took leadership of the animal welfare organization in 2008, they’ve accomplished everything they set out to do.

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