Rose Rogers is the new executive director of the nonprofit The Middleburg Humane Foundation, which is works to rescue and rehabilitate abused animals.
Rogers was one of the original incorporators of the foundation and has been a member of its board of directors and a volunteer since its inception in 1993. She succeeds board member Polly Gault, who held the post for the past three years.
The leadership change comes as construction of thefoundation’s long-planned, state-of-the-art shelter complex in in Marshall reaches completion. It will house cats, dogs, equine, livestock, and small mammals.
“All of us at the Middleburg Humane Foundation see an opportunity to have a big influence on the surrounding communities through education and programmatic support and are thrilled to have Rose lead us in this exciting stage of growth,” Polly Gault stated. “I’m excited about her next steps for the foundation, and I can’t wait to see where we can go.”
Rogers’ hiring comes as the foundation implements a plan of strategic growth in grant-funded programs, development and outreach, building on the successes of the fundraising events expanding in Loudoun, Prince William, and Fauquier counties in addition to the annual gala, as well as a new partnership with the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech to expand the foundation’s spay neuter and shelter management programs.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the Middleburg Humane Foundation team which has done so much for the animals in need. The foundation is poised to develop its vision and build on the tremendous momentum of the past twenty-five years. I look forward to working with the team to bring the foundation to the next level, making a positive difference for even more animals and people living in our area,” Rogers stated.
Rogers has over 30 years of professional experience and will be leaving her position as business manager at BSI Professional Services and Solutions Inc, based in Reston. She holds a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University with a double major in accounting and business management.