The Board of Directors of Pacific Wildlife Care (PWC) is pleased to announce the  selection of Christine Johnson as its first-ever Executive Director. Johnson will take the lead at the  nonprofit organization that is recognized as one of the premier wildlife rehabilitation centers in  California and is San Luis Obispo County’s only licensed rehabilitation center that cares for injured,  orphaned, sick, and pollution-damaged birds, land/air mammals, and reptiles/amphibians. 

Johnson comes to Pacific Wildlife Care with over two decades of experience in community and  nonprofit leadership in a variety of settings. Most recent work experience includes positions with  Stand Strong (formerly the Women’s Shelter Program) and the Central Coast Aquarium. Johnson also  served for four years as an elected City Council member for the City of Morro Bay and currently  volunteers as a Board Member for Leadership San Luis Obispo. 

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Christine Johnson, Executive Director

“It is an honor to be selected by the Board of Directors of Pacific Wildlife Care and to join a dynamic  team of staff and volunteers who are both passionate about SLO County wildlife and respected  advocates for how we can coexist peacefully with our wild neighbors,” Johnson said.  

Johnson’s activities for PWC will be two-fold: to support the on-going day-to-day operations of PWC’s animal care and public education efforts, and to lead the nonprofit’s transition from its current  location in Morro Bay to a more centralized site to enhance services across SLO County. A capital  campaign will be launched in the near future for the development of a new, expanded animal  rehabilitation center on land purchased, with donor support, along Buckley Road in SLO.  Additionally, Johnson confirms that PWC’s annual fundraiser, Soupabration, is scheduled for Sunday,  November 7, 2021 at the Historic Octagon Barn in SLO. 

About Pacific Wildlife Care 

For over 30 years, Pacific Wildlife Care, a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Morro Bay, has been  supporting San Luis Obispo County wildlife through rehabilitation and educational outreach. PWC is  the only licensed organization in SLO County that rescues and rehabilitates injured, orphaned, sick  and pollution-damaged birds, land/air mammals and reptiles/amphibians with the goal of releasing  back to the wild. As advocates for wildlife and by sharing our experiences, PWC inspires community  participation to reduce harm to our wild neighbors.