Carolina Wildlife Center Announces New Leadership


Columbia, South Carolina (December 13, 2019) – The Carolina Wildlife Center (CWC) Board of Directors has entered into a contract with Janie Lauve to serve as the Interim Executive Director.

The board is proud to have an experienced leader that will continue the mission of caring for South Carolina’s native wildlife.

Lauve has over thirty years of state government and executive level experience working with statewide advisory boards, nonprofit organizations, and administering programs that serve individuals with disabilities and their families, women and children, survivors of sexual violence and other marginalized communities. She has demonstrated experience in nonprofit administration and management, financial and grant management, public relations and communication, membership and board development, strategic planning, policy development, fundraising and development, coalition building and advocacy/lobbying.

Previously, she served as the Executive Director of People Against Rape (PAR) and Vice President of Community Initiatives for the Lowcountry Foodbank in Charleston, South Carolina. Lauve graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration and Leisure Studies and a master’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation.

“I am thrilled to be joining the passionate team at Carolina Wildlife Center. It is an honor to work for such a mission driven organization, alongside exceptional staff and volunteers and a dedicated board of directors. We will remain dedicated to our mission to build a community that cares for and values wildlife, with our ultimate vision that human beings and our native animals coexist in our state and in our local community,” Lauve said. For the past 30 years, Carolina Wildlife Center has been rescuing, rehabilitating, raising and releasing injured and orphaned wildlife animals back into their natural habitat and promoting environmental conservation through educational programs in the community.

Carolina Wildlife Center is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife to reintroduce back into the natural environment. Carolina Wildlife Center’s outreach program “Wild Wonders” brings wildlife and rescue information to local schools and other groups to educate the community about wildlife conservation.

Call 803-772-3994 or visit for rescue information or to schedule a program. If you are interested in becoming more involved or donating to Carolina Wildlife Center, please visit

For more information about the Carolina Wildlife Center, please contact the Center:

5551 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
(803) 772-3994

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