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About Humane Network

About - Our Team

Why Hire Humane Network

From animal behavior and fundraising to operations and strategic planning, our team has got you covered. We have done consultations, training, assessments, and executive recruitment for organizations across the country – including large open-admission shelters, spay/neuter clinics, rescue groups, and both nonprofit and governmental agencies. (Check out testimonials and our client list to see the scope of our work.)

When you hire Humane Network you receive individualized attention, advice, and support that is customized to meet your organization’s unique needs and goals – no cookie-cutter recommendations from us!

We are committed to your success and to helping simplify your work. Contact us today for a free 30-minute consultation with you or your management team.

Our Team

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Bonney Brown

President, Principal Consultant


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Mark Robison

Expert Consultant (Communications)


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Kimberly Wade

Expert Consultant

(Communications, Management)

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Aimee St.Arnaud

Expert Consultant

(Access-to-Care, Clinic Mgmt, Spay/Neuter)

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Vanessa Porter

Expert Consultant

(Programs, Management)

Karen Green, CAWA

Expert Consultant

(Organizational Culture, Communication)

Sue Neal

Expert Consultant

(Data Analysis)

Ryan Peterson

Expert Consultant

(Video, Social Media)

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Heather Sartorelli

Expert Consultant

(Clinic Operations)

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Nicole Brose

Expert Consultant


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Diane Blankenburg

CEO, Principal Consultant


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Kelley Bollen, MS, CABC

Expert Consultant

(Animal Behavior)

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Kurt Fenstermacher, CAWA

Expert Consultant

(Leadership and Operations)

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Laurie D. Daily

Project Consultant


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Tiffany Barrow

Expert Consultant

(Shelter Operations)

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Linda Harper, PhD

Expert Consultant

(Compassion Fatigue, Burnout Prevention)

Alan Nelson

Expert Consultant

(Shelter Design and Construction)

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Julie Snyder

Project Consultant


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Pete Kimmel

Project Consultant

(Marketing and Fundraising)

Our Story

A letter from Humane Network's founders

Soon after we met in 2002, while working at Best Friends Animal Society, we started looking ahead and wondering how we could make the biggest difference for homeless dogs and cats. Our commitment to the cause led us to take on a challenge when a new leadership team was needed to bring Nevada Humane Society (NHS) in Reno, Nevada out of a troubled past. We put our experience in the field and business expertise to work and transformed NHS into a model organization. We led the successful effort of making the entire community of Washoe County, Nevada into one the country’s early no-kill communities and sustained that success.

We founded Humane Network in 2007. By 2013, we were getting an overwhelming number of requests from across the country to learn about how we created the lifesaving and organizational successes at NHS and in Washoe County and made the decision to provide consulting services on a full-time basis.

It is an honor and privilege to work with so many other individuals, organizations, and communities that are driven by the same dream to save more lives and create effective sustainable organizations.

If you would like to talk with us about how we can help you and your organization become more effective and successful with less effort and stress, we would be delighted. Contact us today to plan a call time:

Thanks to all that you do to help the animals every day!

We look forward to hearing from you,

Bonney Brown, President

Diane Blankenburg, CEO

About - Our Story
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