Alison Charney Hussey at Women in Leadership Speaker Series

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Alison Hussey, Executive Director of CROW Clinic, will discuss “The Solution is Collaboration” at the Women in Leadership Speaker series presented by the San Cap Business Women’s Association on May 18. The event will be in-person at noon at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa with a live stream Noon Zoom option.

“It’s a busy time of year at CROW Clinic, with more than 400 new patients admitted over the past two weeks,” said Executive Director Alison Hussey. “The complexity of operating today presents challenges to every organization,” she continued. “When combined with growing need, the issues can grow exponentially. That’s where problem solving skills come in.”

Hussey joined the CROW team only a year before the pandemic became a factor. “The irresistible lure of conserving wildlife compelled me, coupled with the joy of releasing rehabilitated patients to the wild,” she smiled. “But how can we sustain our ability to accomplish this despite increasing obstacles? I believe collaboration with other like-minded institutions really is the answer.”

“Alison admits to being a dedicated collaborator, problem solver, team builder, fundraiser and animal lover,” said Taylor Osborne, San Cap Business Women’s Association president and co-owner Iris Print & Designs. “She is an inspiring advocate for applying your personal strengths to professional problem solving.”

A lifelong resident of Lee County, Hussey grew up with a respect for CROW Clinic. She built her career at the Pavese Law Firm, serving in the LaBelle and Cape Coral offices in corporate, criminal, family, estate planning, probate, real estate, and adoption law. As a Supreme Court Certified Circuit and Family Mediator for over a decade, she became an expert at helping resolve disputes. Hussey served on many non-profit boards, enabling an easy transition to non-profit leadership.

Hussey is a graduate of the CROW on-site education programs. She earned her law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University and her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia.

Established in 1968, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is a teaching hospital saving the sick, injured, and orphaned native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida with state-of-the-art veterinary care, public education programs and an engaging visitor center. For more information, go to If you find an animal that needs help, call (239) 472-3644 ext. #222.

The Sanibel Captiva Business Women’s Association welcomes the community to their monthly hybrid meetings to join in the discussion with the presenters showcased in the Women in Leadership Speaker Series. On May 18th, join in from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at Sundial for lunch with the speaker for $30 or on Zoom for a donation to the continuing education scholarship fund. Register on Eventbrite at Choose In-Person or Zoom. Updates at .

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