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Vermont State Director and Northeast Regional Director

Joanne Bourbeau

  • Joanne Bourbeau is The HSUS's Northeast Regional Director and Vermont State Director. Pete Marovich/For The HSUS

Joanne Bourbeau serves as Northeast Regional Director, as well as Vermont State Director, for The HSUS.

Bourbeau serves as the president of the Vermont Humane Federation and chairs the Vermont Animal Cruelty Response Coalition and the Vermont Equine Welfare Coalition. She developed and instructs animal cruelty investigation workshops at the Vermont Police Academy.  

Additionally, she is on the board of the Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team and represents The HSUS on the New Hampshire Governor's Commission on the Humane Treatment of Animals.

Before joining The HSUS in 1995, Bourbeau served as shelter manager for the New Hampshire SPCA.

Bourbeau earned a bachelor's degree in animal science from the University of New Hampshire in 1987 and a certificate in non-profit business management from Johns Hopkins University in 2001.

A native New Englander, she lives in Vermont with her husband and their daughter and three adopted cats.

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