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National No Kill Leaders

Dr. Ellen Jefferson

Dr. Ellen Jefferson

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Executive Director of Austin Pets Alive!

Kristen Auerbach

Kristen Auerbach

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Deputy Chief Animal Services Officer of Austin Animal Center

Marc Peralta

Marc Peralta

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Executive Director for Best Friend Animal Society - Los Angeles

Tawny Hammond

Tawny Hammond

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Chief Animal Services Officer for the City of Austin

Mike Kaviani

Mike Kaviani

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Director of Live-saving Operations of Austin Pets Alive!

Ryan Clinton

Ryan Clinton

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Attorney and Founder of FixAustin.org

Brent Toellner

Brent Toellner

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President and Co-founder of the Kansas City Pet Project

Local No Kill Leaders

Lee Ann Shenefiel

Lee Ann Shenefiel

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Deputy Chief Animal Services Officer

Cheryl Schneider

Cheryl Schneider

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Director of Animal Services for Williamson County

Specialty Program Leaders

Ann Lindholm

Ann Lindholm

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Austin Pets Alive! Dog Foster Program Co-Manager

Casandra Mensing

Casandra Mensing

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Neonatal Ward Manager for Austin Pets Alive!

Faith Wright

Faith Wright

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Facilities, Information, and Legal Services Manager for Austin Pets Alive!

Dr. Frances Flower

Dr. Frances Flower

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Lead Volunteer for APA!’s Cat Assessment Team

Monica Dangler

Monica Dangler

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Volunteer Coordinator for Austin Pets Alive!

Carrie Morris

Carrie Morris

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Canine Good Citizen Program Coordinator

Monica Frenden

Monica Frenden

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Cat Program Manager for Austin Pets Alive!

Patty Lepley-Alexander

Patty Lepley-Alexander

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Manager of the Pass and Adoptline Programs for Austin Pets Alive!

Jordana Moerbe

Jordana Moerbe

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Medical Clinic Manager

April Moore

April Moore

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Animal Protection Supervisor for Austin Animal Center

Deaven Wilson

Deaven Wilson

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Dog Program Manager at Austin Pets Alive!

Marian Cannell

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Dog Behavior Team Co-Manager at Austin Pets Alive!

Maggie Lynch

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Development Director for Austin Pets Alive!

Ryan Plunkett

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Matchmaker Program Manager

Palmer Neuhaus

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Volunteer for Austin Pets Alive!

Jordan Craig

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Animal Care Supervisor for Austin Animal Services

Ashley Middleton

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Cat Foster Manager at Austin Pets Alive!

Kristen Hansen

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Ringworm Adoption Center Manager for Austin Pets Alive!