Our Leadership

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

Executive Team

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Dr. Ellen Jefferson

President and CEO

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Maggie Lynch

Chief of Philanthropy

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Stephanie Bilbro

Director of Lifesaving Operations - Shelter

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Sarah Collica

Director of Marketing and Communications

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Kristen Hassen

Maddie’s® American Pets Alive! Director

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Katie Jarl

Director of Government Affairs and Policy

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Sarah Aguilar

Senior Director of Operations

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Suzie Chase

Community Relations Officer

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Elena Tolstikova

Strategic Director of Human Resources

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Angela Cao


Board of Directors

Rusty Tally


Mike Rovner

Board Member

Germana de Falco


Bill Symon

Board Member

Gretchen Meyer

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Meredith Young

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Alexander Devine

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Monica Dermott

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China Widener

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Mark Gibson

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Nancy Pollard

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Sharon Wichterich

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Maren Miller

Board Member

Leigh Ann Hendricks

Board Member

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Oct 06, 2021

We Need Government Animal Services That Work

There is one day left to act before we know whether the city council has taken action on our APA! Resolution by adding it to the next city council meeting agenda.

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