Pasadena Humane Welcomes New Board Members


First published in the March 24 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

Sylvia V. Baca, Elizabeth Baskerville and Jim Siegrist were recently elected to serve on the board of directors of Pasadena Humane.
Baca joined the board after spending her professional career in federal, state and city government as well as several years in the private sector. She also serves on the board of Defenders of Wildlife, based in Washington, D.C.

  • Sylvia V. Baca
  • Jim Siegrist
  • Liz Baskerville

Baskerville is senior vice president and chief financial officer for Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU). Located in the Willowbrook area, CDU focuses on addressing health and education disparities in underserved communities.
Siegrist is the chief operating officer for Foothill Family and an adjunct professor at the University
of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, where he teaches financial management of nonprofit organizations in the Master of Nonprofit Management and Leadership program.
“I am pleased to welcome Sylvia, Liz and Jim to the Pasadena Humane board of directors,” said Dia DuVernet, president and CEO of Pasadena Humane. “They bring a wealth of experience and expertise in their fields and will be tremendous assets to our shelter as we continue to lead the way toward a compassionate and caring community for all animals.”
To see the full list of Pasadena Humane’s board of directors and to learn more about the organization’s programs and services, visit


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