Heather Christiansen// Board Member
”A society will be judged by how it treats its weakest members.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky Don’t think I sit and read Dostoyevsky for pleasure. I don’t. But this quote reflects why I am on the HSMC Board of Directors, and I think of it often. In my work as a Clinical Pharmacist at Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital, I am often faced with humans that are in difficult positions; they are afraid, confused, and overwhelmed. It is not difficult to imagine how life might seem to those who feel they have no control, and no voice (this also includes animals). It is encouraging that, as a board member, I participate in conversations with other board members holding different points of view, as we try to find the best way to look after these animals that have, in a sense, been placed in our care. I take this responsibility seriously, and I am proud to say I work with others who take it equally seriously. I can also come home to my adopted dog and two adopted cats, look them in the face, and know that I have played a part in helping other animals find loving homes.
Are you a community member with a passion for helping animals? We are looking for talented, compassionate individuals to join our Board of Directors.