It is with tremendous sadness that we confirm the sudden death last evening of Central Missouri Humane Society Executive Director Mary Pat Boatfield. We do not have confirmation at this time, but it appears that she suffered sudden heart failure at home. Mary Pat joined CMHS in 2012 and from her first day on the job has provided tremendous leadership, demonstrated exceptional management skill, excelled at community outreach, and, most important, significantly improved the futures of thousands of animals that come through our shelter. We mourn her loss and will miss her great spirit, tireless energy, and advocacy for those who have no voice.
Julie Aber will serve as interim executive director.
President, CMHS Board of Directors