January 28, 2014
Regional Director, HSI/Latin America
Cynthia Dent is Regional Director for Humane Society International/Latin America, based in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Ms. Dent, who joined HSI in 2004, was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the first initiatives of the office as a program coordinator. Today, she is responsible for the development and implementation of a wide range of programs focused on animal welfare.
Most recently, Ms. Dent has been working with the Costa Rican government to combat dogfighting and puppy mills.
As part of her regular responsibilities, Ms. Dent liaises with government representatives in Central American countries in order to improve protection for farm animals, wildlife including marine mammals, and cats and dogs.