Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference

October 21-22, 2019

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GREAT LAKES ANIMAL WELFARE CONFERENCE 2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Columbus Humane CEO Rachel FinneyMichigan Humane is proud to welcome Rachel Finney, CEO at Columbus Humane, as our keynote speaker for GLAWC 2019.

Rachel D.K. Finney is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator with 15 years of experience in animal sheltering. Finney has degrees in nonprofit management, psychology, political science and sociology from Indiana University. She began working in animal welfare as the Executive Director of the Union County Humane Society in Marysville, OH and serves as the CEO at Columbus Humane, formerly the Capital Area Humane Society in Columbus, Ohio. Rachel operates under the philosophy that we should, “never be afraid to do the right thing.”

Speakers scheduled to appear include:

Beau Archer, CAWA
Vice President of Animal Welfare
San Diego Humane Society

Sara Bennett, DVM, MS, DACVB
Clinical Assistant Professor of Veterinary Behavior, Department of Clinical Sciences
North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine

Elizabeth Berliner, DVM, DABVP
Assistant Clinical Professor

Janet L. Swanson
Director of Shelter Medicine
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Jennifer Brehler
Executive Director
Humane Society of Sedona

Katy Kelly
Email Marketing Manager
Michelson Found Animals Foundation

Kristen Collins, MS, ACAAB
Vice President
Behavioral Rehabilitation Center
Policy, Response and Engagement Group
ASPCA

Rosemarie Crawford, LVT
Director of Educational Programs
The National Kitten Coalition

Dan McKernan
Founder
Barn Sanctuary

Rachel D.K. Finney, CAWA
Chief Executive Officer
Columbus Humane

Leona Foster
Founder
Leuk’s Landing

April Harris
Director of Animal Welfare Insights
Adopt-a-Pet.com

Pamela Hill
Founder
Thatcatgirl.com

Donna Lassa
Legal Advocacy Counsel, Criminal
ASPCA

Deborah MacDonald
Director, Statewide Response
Michigan Humane Society

Pollyanne McKillop
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Jeannette O’Quin, DVM, MPH, CADVPM, DABVP
The Ohio State University

Colleen Pelar
Founder
UNLEASHED (at work & home), LLC

Philip Seibert, CVT
Founder
SafetyVet

Andy Seltz
Vice President of Community Engagement and Field Services
Michigan Humane Society

Brad Shear, CAWA
Chief Executive Officer
Potter League for Animals

Katherine Shenar
Executive Vice President
San Diego Humane Society

Angela Stell
Founder
NM DOG

Captain Andi Taylor
Bernalillo County Animal Cruelty Task Force
Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department

Jim Tedford
President
Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (formerly SAWA)

Nora Wineland, DVM
State Veterinarian
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

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