Raissa Allaire joined Tree House Humane Society in May of 2018. Raissa has been a nonprofit leader for the past 20 years, including time as chief operating officer of a social services organization and vice president/chief of staff for a Chicago museum. She also developed and managed communications campaigns for major nonprofit clients as a PR account executive. As executive director, Raissa oversaw the growth of Tree House, including the opening of the Veterinary Wellness Center in 2021, the doubling of the organization’s reserves and a complete rebrand in 2019. She also serves as the co-chair of the Chicagoland Humane Coalition. In 2022, she was honored by The Builder's Initiative as one of 10 outstanding women leaders creating and advancing innovative solutions. Raissa was selected as part of the Allstate-Kellogg Greater Good Nonprofit Leadership Program and has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago. She lives in Berwyn, Illinois, with her husband, two sons and two beloved orange tabbies.