Our Leadership

Meet those who lead Austin Pets Alive! in its No Kill mission.

Executive Team

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Dr. Ellen Jefferson

Executive Director

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Maggie Lynch

Director of Development

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Sabrina Wells

Director of Finance

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Stephanie Bilbro

Director of Lifesaving Operations - Shelter

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Steve Porter

Director of Lifesaving Operations - Systems

Board of Directors (2019)

Dr. Ellen Jefferson

Executive Director

Rusty Tally

Board Member

Mike Rovner

Board Member

Gerri Kappler

Board Member

Bill Symon

Board Member

Gretchen Meyer

Board Member

Meredith Young

Board Member

Alexander Devine

Board Member

Monica Dermott

Board Member

Cynthia Konieczny

Board Member

Dr. Jodi Denyszyn

Board Member

Timothy Shook

Board Member

Michelle Icahn Nevin

Board Member

Nancy Pollard

Board Member

Undercover footage
Nov 27, 2019

An Interview with Pete Paxton, Author of Rescue Dogs

Pete Paxton (a pseudonym) is one of America's leading animal welfare undercover investigators who’s dedicated his life to shedding light on why the “adopt, don’t shop” mentality is so important. As fo...

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