SPCA of Hancock County animal care manager Nicole Rediker has taken over the SPCA helm.

Rediker was named to the position after the SPCA conducted an extensive search for the right candidate to the lead the non-profit animal welfare organization.

“What really stands out about Nicole is her passion for our mission and her consistent and professional care of the animals,” said Vicki Hall, SPCA Board President. “The board feels she is the ideal person to run our organization.”

Rediker is a trained veterinary technician and holds a bachelor’s degree in pre-veterinary science from the University of Maine Orono. She held the position of animal care manager at the SPCA since 2019, overseeing the medical needs of the SPCA shelter dogs and cats.

"I'm very excited for this opportunity to help the animals and the community in a larger capacity than before,” Rediker said. “This shelter means the world to me and I can't imagine being anywhere else."