Meet the Humane Society of Greater Miami and Adopt-a-Pet's new executive director
She's Emily Marquez, who's been in marketing and development for more than 15 years. Her nonprofit experience includes Camillus House, the Alpha-1 Foundation, and the American Red Cross. I met her when she was working at Parrot Jungle.
Emily holds a Master of Arts degree in public relations from the University of Miami and a certificate in brand marketing from Procter & Gamble of Venezuela, where she was born. She's been in Miami for more than 25 years.
She and her husband, Doug, and son Mathew, share their Doral home with beagles Boomer and Lady, Quaker Parrot "614," an albino gecko named Gizmo, and a Goldie the goldfish.
"I am thrilled to be here at the Humane Society of Greater Miami and Adopt-A-Pet," says Emily. "I have always been such an animal lover and am looking forward to devoting my passion and years of experience to help the animals of Greater Miami."