As the former director of development at the Maui Humane Society I have remained quiet while the problems racking our island's shelter have been discussed in public forums. After reading David Cain's March 29 Viewpoint I can no longer remain silent.
The fact that the Maui Humane Society's attorney would offer to make personnel files public information provided the employee signs a release highlights the ongoing problems at MHS. I feel it is clear that management style of Jocelyn Bouchard and her board of directors is at fault.
When I complained, I was fired. When I tried to contact board members concerning my termination, I was threatened with a restraining order. While filing a claim that has since been accepted and is being investigated by the state and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, I requested to see my personnel file and was told I would need a subpoena. Mr. Cain, I would be happy to have my personnel files made public. At least then I could have a copy myself. I have nothing to hide.
It is clear to me that five development directors, Capt. Aimee Anderson and other employees, many volunteers and countless dollars in donations have been sacrificed under the current leadership. Many have remained silent "for the sake of Maui's animals."
Having been a donor, a volunteer and a director at the Maui Humane Society, I say: "For the sake of Maui's animals we must no longer keep quiet." Mr. Cain published an e-mail address for MHS's board. I urge anyone who has an issue to use it or attend the Maui Humane Society's annual meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Cameron Center.