SARASOTA, Fla. — Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide and promote spay and neuter as the key to ending shelter overcrowding and senseless euthanasia, recently welcomed Kayla Murphy as clinic manager and Maggie O’Brien as program manager.
Murphy brings an extensive background of leadership experience to ARC with over 8 years in managerial and director roles. In her new role as clinic manager, she will manage the day-to-day operations for the clinic and support the executive director and medical director to ensure that the organization is meeting its goals and fulfilling its mission. Murphy will also oversee support staff to make sure individual duties are being completed and provide direction, among other duties.
Most recently, Murphy served as the manager of ambulatory operations for HealthFit at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. During her time there, she led a team of over 60 employees and managed a membership base of over 3,000 with exceptional employee and member satisfaction.
Murphy received her master’s degree in kinesiology from Georgia Southern University and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Florida.
O’Brien brings more than 8 years of animal rescue experience to ARC. In her new role as program manager, she will supervise and direct all activities associated with ARC programs, including Ready Set Rescue, transport programs to Desoto and Charlotte Counties, Emergency Medical Fund, the feral cat program and ARC’s volunteer program. She will work under the direction of the executive director to execute procedures and controls to ensure effective delivery of services, efficient use of funds and timely tracking of outcomes, among other responsibilities.
Most recently, O’Brien worked at Bishop Animal Shelter S.P.C.A. of Manatee County where she managed a team of 20 employees. During her 6-year tenure, she was responsible for daily operations of all departments in the shelter, including animal intake, adoptions, medical treatment, public relations and oversight of the volunteer and foster programs.
O’Brien received her bachelor’s degree in marine biology from New College of Florida.
“Both Kayla and Maggie are welcome additions to the ARC team,” said Laura McCann, executive director of Animal Rescue Coalition. “Their respective skills and experience will greatly enhance ARC’s invaluable impact on animals, rescues, pet owners and the communities of the Suncoast region.”
Talent acquisition company MBJ Group led the not-for-profit’s successful search for the two positions.
About the Animal Rescue Coalition
The Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to end the killing of adoptable dogs and cats in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Located in Sarasota, Fla., the organization has a high-volume, low-cost spay and neuter clinic and a proactive spay and neuter program and various other initiatives designed to recognize the profound benefits to people of animal companionship. Since 2002, ARC has performed more than 75,000 spay and neuter surgeries and prevented the senseless killing of more than 80,000 animals. For more information, visit www.arcsrq.org or call 941-957-1955.
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