2016 Humane Youth & Humane Educator of the Year

The Humane Education Department is calling for all nominations for the Humane Youth of the Year and Humane Educator of the Year Awards for 2015! Many of you have worked with wonderful people who make a world of difference for animals. Your input will allow us to recognize their dedication and commitment. We want to honor these community members and hope you can help us by nominating someone who you feel has made an impact in 2015. The winners will receive their awards at our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Saturday, June 5, 2016 to recognize their special achievements.

Submit nominations for Humane Educator of the Year and/or Humane Youth of the Year for 2015 to the Education Department by May 1, 2016. Include the nominee’s name, phone number, and a brief summary of why you think they should receive the award. Tell us specifically how the nominee has taken action to positively impact animals in the community.

Below are the criteria for nominees and a list of recent recipients:


  • Must be under 18 years of age.
  • Current student at a Marin school, private or public school.
  • Active MHS volunteer (service club, intern, student volunteer and/or completed community service project).
  • Their contribution has made a significant, positive input at MHS.
  • Action that would inspire the Marin county community.
  • Their volunteer efforts have shown dedication and a commitment to MHS and our mission.
  • Goal of advancing their educational experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment or effort to advocate for animals.

Humane Youth of the Year winners:

2014 Natalie Frederick
2013 Nicole Geller
2012 Rachel Blackman
2011 Vanessa Springer
2010 Kyra Pesso
2009 Alicia Zecherie



  • Active teacher, librarian, or educator in Marin County who participates in MHS programs.
  • At least 2 years as affiliated with MHS education programs.
  • Their work with their students, patrons has gone above and beyond the usual scope of the programs.
  • Their work has demonstrated the humane ethic to their students and/or patrons.
  • Their work has supported the mission of MHS and animals.

Humane Educator of the Year winners:

2013 Rachel Hughes
2012 Maya Creedman and Anne Siskin
2011 Barbara Ronayne
2010 Jolene Yee
2009 Marilyn Wronsky
2008 Christine Heilmann
2007 Stephanie Weiss

Important dates:

  • Nominations for Youth or Educator of the Year for 2015 are due Sunday, May 1, 2016.
  • The Humane Awards Committee will make the decision by Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
  • The winners will be invited to join humane society staff and volunteers at the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Sunday, June 5, 2016.

Please let us know if you have questions or need any help with your nomination. Thank you so much for your participation!

Marin Humane Society

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA 94949
Phone 415.883.4621

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