Karel Minor is Executive Director of the Humane Society of Berks County, and independent animal welfare organization founded in 1900. For over twenty years, he has worked to expand the role and capabilities of non-profit animal welfare organizations in Pennsylvania in order to improve the lives of animals and people. Minor has spent his professional career working in animal welfare and environmental conservation in the non-profit sector, Pennsylvania’s largest private employment sector. Nationally recognized as a leader in animal welfare policy and management, Karel consults with animal sheltering organizations nationwide and is regularly asked to speak at national and regional conferences. He currently serves as board chair of the Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team, a board member of Federated Humane Societies of Pennsylvania, and a member of the HSUS Companion Animal Advisory Committee. He recently returned to his native northern Chester County after living for ten years in Berks County where he also served as a Democratic Committeeman. Karel received a bachelor’s degree in Earth/Space Science from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He is married to a public school administrator and has three daughters. They all share their Warwick Township home with a Yellow Labrador named Treetop and an orange tabby named Fox.