pFebruary 4, 2014/ppstrongPrimarily Primates Announces New Executive Director/strong/ppThe Board of Directors of a href=”” target=”_blank”Primarily Primates/a is pleased to announce that Brooke Chavez has been named Executive Director. Chavez, who most recently served as Assistant Executive Director, will lead the San Antonio, Texas-based refugersquo;s efforts to ensure state-of-the-art, compassionate care to the nearly 500 primates, birds and other animals who reside there.img alt=”” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Brooke.jpg” style=”width: 150px; height: 191px; margin: 8px; float: right;” //ppPrimarily Primates president Priscilla Feral said, ldquo;We are pleased that Brooke is serving in this new role. Brooke is a passionate, visionary leader who knows how to juggle the endless tasks of leading a sanctuary. Shersquo;s served in many capacities during her time at Primarily Primates, and wersquo;re excited for the talent she brings.rdquo;/ppBefore joining the staff at Primarily Primates, Chavezmdash;a passionate animal rights advocatemdash; founded Sunny Day Farms Animal Sanctuary and served as director for over 12 years; Sunny Day became the largest sanctuary for farmed animals in the state of Texas under Chavezrsquo;s leadership./ppChavez says, ldquo;I have a passion for creating innovative, naturalistic habitats for all animals at Primarily Primates, and for building strong relationships with the San Antonio community; plus, the staff at the sanctuary are wonderful. I want to take Primarily Primates to the next level.rdquo;/ppFeral says, ldquo;Brooke is the right person for the job. Wersquo;re working on some really exciting projects, including a Prima-dome habitat for chimpanzees that wersquo;re putting the finishing touches on, that require excellent leadership. We found that in Brooke, and look forward to working with her.rdquo;/ppFor further information please contact:/ppPriscilla Feral, 203-656-1522, a href=”” Chavez, a href=””