Young-Williams names Testerman CEO

KNOXVILLE, TN – The Young-Williams Animal Center board of directors has appointed Janet Testerman as interim CEO. Testerman is a longtime supporter of the shelter, serving on the board for nearly five years. She also adopted her Dachshund, Lollie, from Young-Williams Animal Center in 2014.

Janet Testerman

“Janet has been an active, passionate advocate and thoughtful counselor for Young-Williams Animal Center for many years,” said Dr. Kristi Lively, chair of Young-Williams Animal Center board of directors. “Recognizing her talents, dedication and vision, the board confidently selected Janet as interim CEO. We know she will be a forward-thinking leader for the shelter and that she will serve the best interests of the animals, the organization and our community.”

Janet Testerman succeeds Jeff Ashin, who has resigned.

Young-Williams Animal Center reminds the community to please spay and neuter your pets.

Young-Williams Animal Center takes in an average of 12,000 animals every year making it the official animal shelter for Knox County and the City of Knoxville. The center is a nonprofit organization, community-supported through public and private donations, that turns no animal away and is dedicated to the sheltering and placement of animals, general animal welfare, and public education of companion animal issues.