Judy Calhoun, CFRE, CAWA | CEO
Judy joined NOCO Humane in 2008, bringing with her more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit organizational management and development. An accomplished professional in the animal welfare industry, she utilizes her knowledge to develop, implement, and monitor the short- and long-term operational and financial goals necessary to carry out the mission, vision, and strategic goals of NOCO Humane as set forth by NOCO Humane‘s Board of Directors.
She is responsible for the overall management and operations, ensuring the organization complies with state and local regulations and contractual agreements, and is on track with its efforts to promote and provide the responsible care and humane treatment of animals in Larimer and Weld counties through effective fundraising efforts, sound fiscal responsibility, and maintenance of an effective team of employees and volunteers.
Prior to joining NOCO Humane, Judy serves as the associate executive director for the Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, and Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society; and as the executive director of the GBLT Community Center of Colorado. Her professional experience also includes eight years as the vice president of development and community relations at the Dumb Friends League and five years as the director of development at the Peninsula Humane Society.
Judy earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in sociology from Bryn Mawr College. During her time at NOCO Humane, she led the successful Yes on 200 sales tax initiative to help fund the construction of the new facility which opened in September 2017.
Judy and her spouse Cheryl reside in Timnath with their two cats, Tiger and Smokey, and guinea pig, Kona.