Executive Director - Anna Payton

Anna Payton is the Executive Director for Naperville Area Humane Society.  Anna Payton was most recently the Director of Kendall County Animal Control. 

Anna earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and her Master’s degree in Teaching with emphasis in Humane Education from Webster University.   She has been in the animal welfare field for over 13 years.

She previously worked as an Animal Control Officer and Humane Education & Public Events Coordinator for DuPage County Animal Care & Control.  She was also an instructor in the Animal Sciences department at the University of Illinois.  Anna has served on multiple animal welfare committees, coalitions, and boards including the Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE) and the Illinois Animal Welfare Federation (IAWF).  She has also volunteered with various humane societies and breed specific rescues.

Anna shares her home with her son Auggie, her daughter Carly, an English Mastiff mix (Layla), an English Mastiff (Zeus), and three munchkin cats (Callan, Hobbes, and Tori).