Pacific Wildlife New Executive Director

Written by Estero Bay News

February 12, 2021

Christine Johnson was selected as the first-ever executive director for Pacific Wildlife Care (PWC). 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 more than 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 councilmember for the City of Morro Bay and currently volunteers as a board member for Leadership San Luis Obispo.

“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 in news release.

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.
For more information, contact: Christine Johnson at or call 805-305-3759.

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