Brenda Barnette leaves Tony LaRussa’s ARF

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2006:

Brenda Barnette, executive director of Tony LaRussa’s Animal
Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek, California since mid-2003,
resigned suddenly at the end of January 2006 after the death of her
mother. Previously development director for the San Francisco SPCA
and executive director of Pets In Need in Redwood City, California,
Barnette at Tony LaRussa’s doubled program spending, halved
overhead, and reduced the remaining debt owing for a $16 million new
shelter from $6 million to $3 million. Adoptions during her tenure
increased from 456 before the new shelter opened to more than 1,800
in 2005.

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