Humane Society hires new executive director

Anna Stout has joined the Roice-Hurst Humane Society in Grand Junction as executive director.

Stout oversees daily operations, services and programs of the animal shelter in caring for and finding homes for dogs and cats.

Stout brings to her new role more than 11 years of experience with local nonprofit organizations, including founding the Foundation for Cultural Exchange sister city effort. She owns Transfinem Language and Cultural Services and has worked as a certified Spanish translator and court interpreter. She’s also a published author. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado Mesa University and master’s degree from the University of Denver.

“Anna’s nonprofit experience, skills, business acumen and leadership will advance our organization toward continued future success,” said Sonya Foster, president of the Roice-Hurst Humane Society board of directors.

Stout said, “I’m excited to work with the staff, the board and the public to continue to carry out the Roice-Hurst mission and look ahead to the future so that the furry members of our community are consistently cared for and protected.”