Jill Tucker, former executive director of the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, has become executive director of Woods Humane Society.
Tucker had been executive director of the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society since 2009; before that, she served as a consultant for the Humane Society of the United States and as executive director of the Addison County Humane Society in Vermont.
At Woods, Tucker succeeds Cory Karpin, who moved with his family to a farm in Iowa, said Steve Kragenbrink, Woods Humane Society director of marketing and community programs. Karpin had led the organization since 2011. Tucker took over Feb. 16.