After 19 years as president of Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS), Jim Silveira has stepped down from the role to devote time to his family business. Longtime RCHS board of directors member Judi Sanzo has become the new RCHS president, which was officially effective in May. Jim will continue to stay involved as a board member at RCHS.

Jim and Judi worked together closely in the months leading up to the transition. “The board made a wise decision in naming Judi president/CEO,” Jim said. “Her career as a corporate attorney specializing in nonprofit organizations will continue to serve RCHS. She has been actively involved during the last five years, most recently serving as board vice chair. Judi’s passion for animals and social justice, her legal experience, and her knowledge of how RCHS works will make our transition seamless for the animals and people we serve.” For more information visit