Austin Pets Alive! | Leadership

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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Alexis Bardzinski DVM

Medical Director

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Clare Callison

Director of National Operations

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Neil Hay

Senior Director of Operations

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Katie Jarl

Director of Government Affairs and Policy

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Maggie Lynch

Senior Director of Research and Development

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Vincent Medley

Director of Human Animal Support Services

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Stephanie Muller-Simpson

Chief of Philanthropy

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Angela Nazworth

Senior Director of Strategic Communications

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RJ Peters

Chief Financial Officer

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Alexis Telfair-Garcia

Social Work Program Development Manager

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Elena Tolstikova

Strategic Director of Human Resources

Board of Directors

Rusty Tally

Capital Campaign Chair

Sharon Wichterich

Board Member

Monica Dermott

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Alexander Devine

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Gretchen Meyer

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Maren Miller

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Nancy Pollard

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Mike Rovner

Board Member

Germana de Falco


Bill Symon

Board Member

Dan Ferreri

Board Member

Jennifer Lindberg Long Stay Dogs Cause Marketing
May 20, 2023

Capturing Memories and Saving Lives

This May, APA! is partnering with the nationally acclaimed Jennifer Lindberg Studio to provide a beautiful photo of your pet that will also help support the long stay dogs of APA!.

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