Senior Director, Animal Protection and Crisis Response, HSI
Adam Parascandola is the Director of Animal Protection and Crisis Response for Humane Society International. In his role Adam focuses on coordinating policy related to cruelty intervention and response for all HSI offices, developing global strategies, and assisting in enacting and enforcing animal protection laws and other cruelty response. Before working with HSI, Adam was the Director of Animal Cruelty Response for The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team. In that position, Adam helped develop the nation’s most successful campaign against institutionalized, illegal animal cruelty. On a daily basis, he acted as a comprehensive resource for law enforcement officials tasked with enforcing laws against animal fighting, puppy mills, and animal hoarding across the country. In addition to helping secure convictions against of dozens of large-scale animal abusers, Adam helped achieve the first-ever prosecution for felony animal cruelty at a slaughter plant. Adam also previously acted as director of Oakland Animal Services and served as chief program officer of the Washington Humane Society. In both roles, he investigated and helped to prosecute hundreds of cases of animal cruelty and fighting. He is known for establishing some of the most effective programs in the country against these crimes.