ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA Board of Directors has selected a person to serve as an interim executive director at the shelter after officially parting ways with Executive Director Angie Gunter.

According to a release, Sue Friedman will be taking on the role on May 24.

She currently serves on the boards of three nonprofits and most recently was the executive director of the Jefferson School Foundation.

Before working there, Friedman was the president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Virginia for more than a decade.

“We are excited to welcome Sue Friedman as our Interim Executive Director,” said Jenn Corbey, Board President of the CASPCA. “Together we will work to ensure the wellbeing of our staff and continue to provide the highest level of care to the animals entrusted to us.” 

The release says she will be focused on conducting an operation review, building culture and continuing the shelter’s mission of advancing the compassionate treatment of animals.

“I look forward to working with the team of talented staff, Board members, volunteers, and community partners to enhance our ability to not only meet, but exceed, our commitments to animal welfare and our communities,” said Friedman. “As Board Chair Jenn Corbey stated, we will work together to fulfill our vision and mission.”

She will serve in the interim role while the CASPCA Board begins to search for a permanent executive director.

The board says farewell to Gunter, who had been the executive director at the animal shelter since 2017.

Gunter was placed on administrative leave in April following an independent review of the workplace culture and animal care practices at the facility.