The following is the complete text of the press release from the Center for Animal Care and Control dated June 23, 1997
Center for Animal Care and Control
11 Park Place
New York, NY 10007
Tel: (212) 442-2026
Fax: (212) 2066
For Immediate Release
Contact: CACC Office of Public Information
(212) 442-2073 / beeper 1-(917) 762-9411
CACC Appoints Interim Executive Director
New York, NY, June 23, 1997 -- The Center for Animal Care and Control, Inc. (CACC) announced today that the Board of Directors has accepted the City's offer to loan three senior managers -- for free -- to assist the CACC while the Board continues its national search for a permanent Executive Director.
Marilyn Haggerty-Blohm was voted by the CACC Board to serve as the Acting Executive Director on an interim basis while the Board continues its search. She is currently a Deputy Director in the Mayor's Offfice of Operations and is responsible for oversight of economic development, business services and operational management issues. Prior to assuming that post in 1996, Ms. Haggerty-Blohm was Chief of Staff to Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari for five years. From 1986 to 1990, she oversaw administration and budget in the Mayor's Office for Youth Services.
In addition to her 13 years of senior City government management experience, Ms. Haggerty-Blohm is an avid animal lover, dog trainer and equestrian. She is affiliated with the Mid-Jersey Labrador Retriever Club and the Staten Island Companion Dog Training Club, and is a member of the American Kennel Club [sic]. She also has trained and shown Quarter Horses and was a member of the American Horse Show Association. In addition, Ms. Haggerty Blohm has personally rescued dogs and cats from the streets and placed them in adoptive homes.
CACC Board Chairman and City Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty said, "The CACC will benefit greatly from Marilyn Haggerty-Blohm's management skills and experience with animals. I have worked closely with Ms. Haggerty Blohm on closing the Fresh Kills landfill, first when she was with Borough President Molinari, and recently in her position as a Deputy Director for Operations. She is a consummate professional, with an exceptional ability to bring people together to solve problems. I am pleased that the CACC will have her on board for this interim period as we continue our national search for a permanent director."
Harold Linder will oversee financial matters for the CACC on an interim basis. Mr. Linder has most recently served as Project Controller for the Health and Hospitals Corporation's Brooklyn Long-Term Care Facility. Mr. Linder is a CPA with ove thirty years experience as an auditor and accountant for the private and public sectors.
Jose Luis Acosta will assist the CACC on an interim basis with fiscal and administrative matters. Mr. Acosta is a policy analyst with the Mayor's Office of Operations. Prior to working in that office, Mr. Acosta had been a Congressional Fellow with the United States Senate and a budget examiner for the Texas State Legislative Budget Board.
The CACC is a not-for-profit corporation that was started in 1995 to provide animal rescue and control services for the City. It accepts, shelters, rescues and offers for adoption unlicensed, stray, unwanted and abandoned animals in each of the five boroughs of the City of New York.