Dan Rossi

Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh

As CEO of Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh (HARP) since April 2010, Dan Rossi leads some 140 employees who are supported by a mega-force of 300 volunteers. Annually, HARP treats more than 6,500 animals and performs more than 7,000 spay or neuter surgeries in its two low-cost veterinary medical centers. HARP’s commitment to indigenous species is showcased in the responsive work of its Wildlife Rehabilitation Center which aids more than 4,000 injured wildlife each year.  

An alumnus of Robert Morris University’s graduate program in nonprofit management, Dan earned an MS in administration and a BS at Carnegie Mellon.   

What inspires you in the nonprofit sector? “Making a real difference in the lives of animals and people.”

Nonprofit hero: “Jacob Harold, CEO of GuideStar. His background is amazing and runs from grassroots to global experiences.”

Wish for future nonprofit leaders: “That they have the resources to be successful and a stable workforce that is socially conscious.”

What’s for breakfast? Dutch Pancake is preferred, but I usually have something low carb. Coffee is always required.

What might you be found reading? Big Duck blog or reading the posts of our foster Facebook page.

Favorite getaway:  “Vacation for me is Aruba. If you have never been, I highly recommend a trip.”

Any pets of your own?  Home contains 4 dogs and 1 cat – no pigs (yet)!  

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