Sherry Silk has worked in animal welfare for over 35 years. Prior to becoming the CEO of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, she was the Operations Manager for the Michigan Humane Society in Detroit for most of her career. She oversaw the urban shelter, which housed over 22,000 animals, as well as the cruelty investigation division. In this capacity she appeared on Animal Planet’s Animal Cops for several years. She has also worked for the ASPCA as an Outreach Manager covering six southern states providing assistance, guidance and grants to animal welfare organizations.
She currently serves on the board of the Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations (FAAWO), a statewide coalition of animal welfare and protection agencies. She also serves on the HSUS Companion Animal Advisory Council representing the State of Florida.
Sherry is married and has two adult children. She shares her home with two terrier mixes and two cats, all of whom were adopted from the shelter.