Press Release

Barbara K. Norland

Barbara K. Norland

AUGUST 10, 2017 – MIAMI, FL: Barbara K. Norland has taken the reins as Director of Development at South Florida SPCA (SFSPCA), a nonprofit horse rescue organization headquartered in Homestead, FL. Norland, formerly the director of development and communications for YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc., will focus on forming new philanthropic alliances, strengthening current partnerships, and promoting SFSPCA’s mission though multiple marketing and social media campaigns.

“As a longtime resident of South Miami-Dade, I am excited to join this passionate organization that has saved the lives of over 2,000 abused, abandoned and neglected horses,” said Norland. “It’s an honor to be chosen as SFSPCA’s Director of Development, and I look forward to raising awareness of the plight of these magnificent animals and strengthening the organization’s ability to save even more.”

Barbara brings over 25 years of experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, including: The Junior Orange Bowl, The Women’s Fund of Miami Dade, CHARLEE of Dade County, Inc., Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, Baptist Health South Florida Foundation, The Deering Estate Foundation, and Homestead-Miami Speedway. She is a member of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP-Miami) Chapter President, co-chair of the 2017 AFP-Miami National Philanthropy Day Luncheon and AFP International Chapter Mentor Committee, Women’s Power Caucus Board Member, and a mentor for Women of Tomorrow.

“We are thrilled to welcome Barbara to our team,” said Kathleen Monahan, SFSPCA president. “Her experience and expertise are extraordinary. We are already enjoying working with her and are confident that all of our supporters will feel the same.”

South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue (SFSPCA) is the last line of defense for abused and abandoned horses and livestock in Miami-Dade, Florida. It is the only thing standing between them and starvation, death and even slaughter. The GFAS and TAA accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit responds 24/7 to local law enforcement to investigate cruelty and abandonment cases, and to seize and care for those victims at its Homestead, Florida facility. SFSPCA also educates the community about responsible equine care and ownership, and promotes the welfare of equines through local and national advocacy. Now in its 25th year, SFSPCA is the only organization qualified to rescue, rehabilitate, retrain and rehome horses in Miami-Dade. Since 2008, Miami-Dade Animal Services Department has provided a portion of the funding required to support South Florida SPCA’s activities for the care and rescue of abandoned horses and other livestock. For more information, visit

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Kathleen Monahan, President
786-351-2632 or

Barbara K. Norland, Director of Development
305-498-5709 or