#thankfulThursday: Shout-Out to Our Board of Directors

First Order of Business, 2020: Sharing our deep appreciation for our 2019 Board of Directors and a heartfelt welcome to our new 2020 Board members. As the only membership organization exclusively for animal welfare and animal care and control professionals, we are looking forward to another year of collaboration, support, and continuous improvement.

2019 Board of Directors
Back row (left to right): Sharon Harmon (Oregon HS), Jim Tedford (The Association), Ana Zorrilla (Louisiana SPCA), Brad Shear (Potter League for Animals), Judy Calhoun (Larimer HS), Carmine DiCenso (Dakin Humane Society), Shelly Moore (Humane Society of Charlotte)
Front row (left to right): Matthew Pepper (Michigan Humane Society), Sharon Harvey (Cleveland APL), Corey Price (City of Irving Animal Services), Kathryn Mahoney (Wayside Waifs, Inc.)
Not pictured: Gary Weitzman, DVM (San Diego Humane Society)


2020 Board of Directors
Back Row (left to right): Anne Reed* (Wisconsin Humane Society), Rachel Finney (Columbus Humane), Jim Tedford, Apryl Steele (Dumb Friends League), Brad Shear, Carmine DiCenso, Shelly Moore, Steven Hansen (Arizona Humane Society)
Front Row (left to right): Matthew Pepper, Martha Boden** (SPCA Tampa Bay), Corey Price, Kathryn Mahoney
Not pictured: Lisa LaFontaine (Humane Rescue Alliance)


High-fives all around for the incredible leaders that comprise our Board—outgoing and incoming! A virtual round of applause for their professionalism, vision and expertise—and, as you can’t miss, their boundless sense of humor and joy! We can’t wait to see the challenges and successes that 2020 brings.


Learn more about our 2020 Board of Directors.

* “I want to make it clear that my top does not have those stars on it,” confesses Anne. “And that it’s an honor to be part of this great group!”
** Note from Martha: “I joined The Association when I was still only a volunteer. It has been my source of support and guidance through 20 years in this incredible field. I am so honored to work with and for these amazing people!”



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