The Rutland County Humane Society Board of Directors is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin A. Rushing, D.V.M. as Executive Director. Dr. Rushing served as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for more than 33 years. He brings to the RCHS extensive senior executive level experience in strategic planning and the design of economic and social development, humanitarian, and disaster assistance programs. Upon leaving USAID, and after living and working in some of the most conflict ridden countries in the world, Dr. Rushing and his family decided to return to the U.S. and live in Vermont. His commitment to public service led him to serve as a part-time Deputy Sheriff at the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department. Animal Welfare has always been a passion for Dr. Rushing. He brings to the position his veterinary medical skills, leadership capabilities and dedication to building a humane community. Dr. Rushing will begin his tenure on October 1st. He can be reached at Executivedirector@rchsvt.org or 802-483-9171.