KHS Welcomes New Board Members

KHS Welcomes New Board Members

For Immediate Release
May 6, 2020
Contact: Mirah Horowitz
808-632-9619 x 106


The Kaua`i Humane Society Welcomes Dr. Ranaella Steinberg & Mindy Smith to the Board of Directors

Lihue, HI – The Kaua`i Humane Society (KHS) is proud to announce that Dr. Ranaella Steinberg and Mindy Smith have joined its Board of Directors, effective April 18, 2020.  With the addition of these two new board members, the Kaua’i Humane Society not only gains the expertise of two highly qualified individuals, it also creates a new and exciting partnership between KHS and the Kauai SPCA, as Dr. Steinberg and Mrs. Smith now serve on the boards of both organizations.  This is a big step forward towards collaboration in life-saving efforts across the island.

“We are thrilled to have such talented individuals join our board,” said Mirah Horowitz, Executive Director of the Kaua`i Humane Society.  “Both of these women are extremely dedicated to animal welfare and to the island of Kaua’i. For the past year, KHS has been steadily improving our Live Release Rate and finding more ways for animals to find a positive outcome when leaving the shelter.  It is extremely fitting that Dr. Steinberg and Mrs. Smith are joining the board now as April marked KHS’s first ever month of having a 100% live release rate for dogs in the shelter.”

“I am pleased to welcome Mindy and Ranaella to the KHS Board, and look forward to working with them as we broaden and align the roles of KHS and KSPCA for the betterment of animal welfare on Kauaʻi,” said Dan Giovanni, President of the Kaua’i Humane Society Board.

The Kaua’i Humane Society’s Board of Directors now includes: Dan Giovanni, President; Kurt Last, First Vice President; Ann Hayashi, Second Vice President; Alicia Iverson, Treasurer; Pat McGrath, Secretary; Dana Rhoden, David Cohen, Howard Appel, Dr. Ranaella Steinberg, and Mindy Smith.

The Kaua`i Humane Society has served the island of Kaua`i as the only open-admission animal shelter since 1952. Taking in over 3,500 animals per year, the Kaua`i Humane Society provides critical resources to homeless animals and island residents. The Kaua`i Humane Society is dedicated to fostering respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals and enriching lives by nurturing healthy relationships between pets and people. To learn more, visit