Lisa Acho Remorenko, executive director of Animal Adoption Solutions, obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University graduating with honors in 1995. She is a certified level-one cruelty investigator through the Humane Society of the United States, in conjunction with Law Enforcement Training Institute, University of Missouri. Lisa participated in a certification course with the Humane Society of the United States, focusing on tips for trapping feral cats, methods for decreasing stress on cats in shelters, and trap/neuter/release and manage programs. She is also certified through the American Red Cross in Animal CPR/First Aid and Adult CPR/First Aid/AED.
Lisa has a wide variety of animal marketing experience in her 9 years working at the Michigan Humane Society, one of the largest animal shelters in the nation. She conducted numerous live interviews with local television stations for breaking stories at the Michigan Humane Society’s three shelters, directed live shelter remotes during the Michigan Humane Society’s annual Telethon (1999 – 2003); earning associate producer credits in 2003. She also appeared in 5 nationally telecast “Animal Cops Detroit” episodes on Animal Planet. Lisa performed live radio interviews weekly for pet of the week segments, promoting special events for the Michigan Humane Society and educating the public on animal related topics.
In the Public Relations Department at the Michigan Humane Society, Lisa composed assorted public documents; including press releases and topics for pet of the week segments. She wrote cat-related articles for the Michigan Humane Society Newsletter, distributed to thousands in the Metro Detroit area. She also assisted the Michigan Humane Society's Pet Education Center by acting as the single point of contact for cat behavior problems.
Through the Michigan Humane Society, Lisa participated in community outreach programs in metro Detroit, administering vaccinations at free shot clinics and giving presentations at elementary schools on bite prevention and humane treatment of animals. She also helped organize the nation’s largest off-site adoption event at the Detroit Zoo, where 2,500 animals have been adopted in the last 6 years.
Lisa's local animal marketing experience includes running the Santa Barbara Humane Society's Community Relations Department, where she sent out press releases on a monthly basis, produced publications available to the public, and photographed adoptable animals for the Santa Barbara News-Press. She was also in charge of a quarterly newsletter which was sent out to the Humane Society's 4,000 members. While at the Santa Barbara Humane Society, Lisa was responsible for the Humane Education Department, where over 9,000 students and 600 classrooms each year were visited and presentations were given on topics ranging from basic animal care to endangered species and the problems of overpopulation.
Lisa identified a need within the animal shelter community to help market adoptable animals in order to increase adoptions. This spawned the creation of Animal Adoption Solutions.