Executive Director for San Antonio Pets Alive!
Maureen E. O’Nell, Executive Director for San Antonio Pets Alive! has extensive experience in nonprofit and animal welfare leadership. Ms. O’Nell has a MS in Policy and Organization from the University of Illinois, Chicago and a passion for social justice. Her career has been dedicated to protecting the most vulnerable in our communities by leading nonprofits through times of rapid change, helping them create infrastructure to fulfill their critical work.
Having lead myriad organizations through mergers, financial insecurity and branding crisis to balanced budgets, strategic planning, employee engagement and clarity of mission assuming the role of Executive Director for San Antonio Pets Alive! during transformative change was a role she was enthusiastic to take on. “Our mission is crystal clear. What is needed is to communicate our purpose and engage deeper levels of community support. We have had to push ourselves to find innovation even when fatigue hits. And, it does hit. The team is responsible for keeping each other strong. The animals deserve our best.”
Helping communities embrace not only the notion, but the practice of Killing is Not a Solution: It is our obligation to find lifesaving solutions is a life’s calling for Ms. O’Nell. She embraces the role of creating this reality through good organizational stewardship and community advocacy.