Wendy Dresser-Recktenwald has a master’s degree in human resources and organizational development from St. John Fisher College, and a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo. She's a faculty member for NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services and certified as a RPT. Wendy works as the senior director of Human Resources and the Center for Community Education and Training here at Alfred State. She has been involved with the Hornell Area Humane Society on some level since 1983 and has held the Board of Director’s Presidency position on and off for many years; she's currently president emeritus. Wendy has spent her life rescuing animals (both large and small) and currently has two rescue horses, four dogs (two of them pit bulls) and one lone kitty. She is an advocate for all dogs but the plight of the pit-bull is near to her heart. She has spent a lot of time doing pit-bull rescue. Wendy grew up riding horses and motorcycles and enjoys living in rural America. Her biggest accomplishment for the Humane Society was the development of a low income spay/neuter facility that allows them to conduct high volume, low cost spay/neuters. She also volunteers her time with Barn Cat Outreach, a non-profit program that conducts spay/neuter programs for barn and feral cats around the area. During the evening, she spends her time working in a local addiction training facility where she works mostly with heroin addicts helping them to recover from their heroin addiction.