As Senior Director of Pets for Life, The Humane Society of the United States, Amanda guides a social justice-driven approach to create equity in and access to pet resources and information for people in underserved communities. Under her leadership, the program has been implemented in over 50 markets across the United States and is working to make companion animal welfare a more just and inclusive movement. Amanda previously served as a lobbyist and North Carolina State Director for HSUS, and spent three years as the chair of the Durham County Animal Control Advisory Committee. Amanda has received numerous awards for her community outreach work, including the prestigious American Veterinary Medical Association Humane Award in 2018. She currently serves as co-chair of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement’s OnPOINT committee on increasing diversity in animal welfare.