heather candy
Board Member



How long have you been with the Sacramento SPCA Board
Since March of 2018.

Where do you live?
I live in the Land Park area, Sacramento.

Tell us a little about your day, what do you do, what have you done?
I am in-house counsel for Adventist Health, a hospital system in California, Oregon and Hawaii. Previously, I was an employment and business transactional attorney at VSP, and 12 years as a private practice litigator. 

Are you currently participating in any other organizations or associations?
I am giving my complete focus to the SSPCA right now.

Any past affiliations you would like to share?
I served on the board of United Cerebral Palsy for 12 years in multiple roles, including Board President. Before that, I was also a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association, President of the Barristers’ Club, and served as Chair of the Protect and Defend the Constitution Committee. I have also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. 

What unique talents and skills do you bring to the SSPCA board?
I bring employment law, employee relations, and contract review knowledge and experience to the board. I also have strong leadership, organization and executive management skills.

We would love to hear about your family, starting with your pets…
I have three rescue dogs, my 8-year-old Chihuahua, Lulu, is a foster fail from a cat rescue organization. Mags, is a 7-year-old terrier mix and was abandoned on the side of the road out near Winters, and my newest member is Lemming, is a 5-year-old Chihuahua mix who I got to follow me home from Land Park.

Finally, what excites you about being part of the SSPCA board of directors?
Helping to make the mission of the Sacramento SPCA come to life excites me, and we do that in so many ways. Providing the community with an avenue to surrender animals they can no longer keep with the assurance their animal will be cared for is an important and needed service in Sacramento. It means a lot to me that we are providing low-cost veterinary care for those in need, and caring for the animal population through our spay and neuter clinic.  I am proud that the Sacramento SPCA takes lead for animal care during natural disasters, helping out not only in Sacramento but in other areas coping with disaster situations.