Our Team

Bonney Brown

Co-Founder, President, and Principal Consultant for Humane Network

  • Former Co-Executive Director of Maddie's Pet Project in Nevada.

  • Former Executive Director at Nevada Humane Society (an open-admission shelter with annual admissions of more than 10,000 animals) for seven years. Turned around troubled organization and created and sustained a 94% communitywide save rate (communitywide shelter admissions: 16,000+).

  • Former National No More Homeless Pets Director, COO, and Communications Director at Best Friends Animal Society.

  • National Campaign Director at Alley Cat Allies.

  • More than 30 years of leadership and management experience in animal sheltering.

  • Co-creator of and Professor for University of the Pacific’s Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program

  • BFA, Boston University

 
 

Diane Blankenburg

Co-Founder, CEO, and Principal Consultant for Humane Network

  • Former Co-Executive Director of Maddie's Pet Project in Nevada.

  • Former Community Programs & Development Director at Nevada Humane Society (an open-admission shelter with annual admissions of more than 10,000) for seven years, creating and sustaining a 94% communitywide save rate.

  • Former National Best Friends Network Director at Best Friends Animal Society.

  • Founder and Former Lead Consultant for Teaming Technologies.

  • More than 20 years of management and leadership experience in animal sheltering.

  • More than 10 years of experience in professional business consulting, training, and facilitation.

  • Co-creator of and Professor for University of the Pacific’s Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program.

  • MBA, University of San Diego.

 

Mark Robison

Senior Consultant for Humane Network

  • Former Co-Executive Director of Maddie's Pet Project in Nevada.

  • Co-Founder and President of CockadoodleMoo Farm Animal Sanctuary since 2007.

  • Former senior editor at the Reno Gazette-Journal daily newspaper for 24 years.

  • Expertise in data analysis, social media, new-systems deployment, community engagement, and partnership development with local businesses and government agencies.

  • BA, University of Kansas, journalism.

Kelley Bollen, MS, CABC

Expert Consultant for Humane Network, Animal Behavior

  • Certified Animal Behavior Consultant with an expertise in consulting and staff training for animal shelters and clinics.

  • Director of Kelley Bollen Consulting and former Director of Animal Alliances, LLC.

  • Former Director of Behavior Programs for the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Member of the Shelter Medicine Program Steering Committee at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts.

  • Certified Animal Behavior Consultant (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants).

  • Professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

  • BS, State University of New York.

  • MS, University of Massachusetts, Animal Behavior.

 

Aimee St.Arnaud

Expert Consultant for Humane Network, Access-to-Care, Clinic Management, Spay/Neuter

  • Co-owner of private practice veterinary clinics Open Door Veterinary Care in Asheville, NC and Community Pet Care Clinic in Toledo, OH with a mission to increase access to care and remove barriers.

  • Founder of Open Door One Health Support mentorship program that builds bridges between private practices, nonprofits, and human health care by showing how to set up sustainable access to care veterinary clinics and outreach programs in a community.

  • Former Director of Veterinary Outreach Programs, Best Friends Animal Society focused on helping shelters increase lifesaving through increasing access to veterinary care for their own shelter and the community.

  • Former Director National Training Programs ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance that trained 1,000 veterinary professionals annually in high volume spay/neuter.

  • Former Director of Grants PetSmart Charities responsible for overseeing $15 million in grant funds.

  • Founder of Humane Ohio that performs 19,000 spay/neuters annually and serves 12 counties.

  • Co-creator of Ohio Pet Fund, the pet friendly license plate in Ohio that provides funding for spay/neuter.

 
 

Vanessa Porter

Expert Consultant for Humane Network, Programs and Management

  • Former Outreach Manager of Maddie’s Pet Project in Nevada.

  • Former Adoption and Clinic Manager at Nevada Humane Society.

  • Emergency Relief for Best Friends Animal Society.

  • Former Sales Manager and Real Estate Agent for Lifestyle Homes.

 

Denise Stevens

Expert Consultant for Humane Network, Shelter and Clinic Operations

  • Former Maddie’s Pet Project in Nevada Director of Access to Care Research and Services.

  • Professor with University of the Pacific’s Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program.

  • Former Director of Operations at SPCA of Northern Nevada.

  • Former Chief Operating Officer at Nevada Humane Society, an open-admission shelter handling more than 10,000 animals annually in Reno and open- admission animal shelter and field services for Carson City. Sustained 94% communitywide save rate for more than 7 years in Washoe County (communitywide intake: 16,000).

  • Co-Founder and Director of Community Cats.

  • BS, University of Nevada.

 

Kimberly Wade

Expert Consultant for Humane Network, Communications and Management

  • Former Campaign Manager of Maddie’s Pet Project in Nevada.

  • Former Communications Director at Nevada Humane Society.

  • Former News Producer at KOLO 8 News Now.

  • BA, University of Central Florida, broadcast journalism and communications.

 

Linda Harper, PhD

Expert Consultant for Humane Network, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout Prevention for Shelter Staff and Volunteers

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Partner of Consultants in Applied Psychology specializing in cumulative grief, compassion fatigue and burnout.

  • Consultant for Best Friends Animal Society.

  • Consultant for Chicago Veterinary Medical Association.

  • Founder and Director of Blessed Bonds.

  • Author of four books including The Power of Joy in Giving to Animals and contributing author of animal-related articles for magazines, newsletters and online sites.

  • Member of Advisory Board for ADOPT pet shelter, Naperville, IL.

  • BA, Northwestern University.

  • PhD/MA, Kent State University, clinical psychology.

Sue Neal

Expert Consultant for Humane Network, Data Analysis

  • Member of the Shelter Animals Count Data Advisory Board

  • Former Research Consultant for Maddie's Pet Project in Nevada 

  • Former White Paper Fact-checker for HSUS-FAW

  • Former Wildlife and Exotic Animal Specialist for Michigan Humane Society

  • Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Arkansas State University and Eastern Gateway Community College

  • Executive Director of Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

  • Master's, Arkansas State University, public administration

  • Master's Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

 

Kurt Fenstermacher, CAWA

Expert Consultant for Humane Network, Leadership and Operations

  • Deputy Director, El Paso Environmental Services Department

  • Former Interim Director (2 years), El Paso Animal Services – (an open-admission shelter with annual admissions of more than 25,000 animals).  Created new Department of Animal Services and Initiated and began implementing 90% LRR by 2020 plan.

  • Former Operations Director, Lehigh Valley Zoo

  • Teaching Assistant with University of the Pacific’s Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program

  • Certified Animal Welfare Administrator

  • BA, University of Maryland – English and Government & Politics

  • MPA, Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

 
 

Heather Sartorelli 

Expert Consultant for Humane Network, Clinic Operations

  • Lead Consultant with Sartorelli Consulting Services LLC.

  • Former Manager of Clinic Mentorship Programs for Humane Alliance/ASPCA Spay Neuter Alliance.

  • Former Medical Manager and Lead Surgery Technician at SPCA Tampa Bay.

  • AA and AS, Saint Petersburg College – Registered Veterinary Technician.

 

Tiffany Barrow

Expert Consultant for Humane Network, Shelter Operations

  • Vice President of Operations for Humane Rescue Alliance (at St. Hubert’s location).

  • Former Director of Adoption Centers at Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society.

  • Former Managing Director at Animal Rescue League of NH.

  • Former Chief Operating Officer at Washington Humane Society.

  • Former Director of Operations at Monadnock Humane Society.

  • American Professional Dog Trainers Instructor.

 

Nicole Brose

Expert Consultant for Humane Network, Fundraising/Development

  • Co-Founder and CEO of Nonprofix.

  • Board Development Chair of K9’s United.

  • Founder of Speaking of Animals (radio show).

  • Former CEO of Dignity U Wear.

  • Former Development Director of First Coast No More Homeless Pets.

  • Former Vice President of Business Development and Grant Specialist for CIC Planning Group.

  • Former Executive Director of the Flagler County Education Foundation.

  • Former Board Chair and Interim Executive Director (six years) of the open admission shelter/animal control Flagler Humane Society. 

  • Former Education Director and Development Manager for the Pacific Whale Foundation.

  • BS, Purdue University, psychology and business communications

 

Pete Kimmel

Expert Consultant for Humane Network, Marketing and Fundraising

  • Marketing Director for Nonprofix.

  • Former Marketing Director for First Coast No More Homeless Pets.

  • Former Marketing Director for SuperFi.

  • 10+ years’ experience in traditional and digital marketing specializing in email marketing, social media, branding, direct mail, and crafting successful integrated fundraising campaigns.

  • BS, University of Florida, advertising and business

 

Julie Snyder

Project Consultant for Humane Network

  • Projects and Special Events Consultant at Nevada Humane Society.

  • Grants Manager at Nevada Humane Society.

  • Director of Development at READ Global.

  • Vice President of Marketing for Backroads Active Travel.

  • Editor of World Airways Inflight Magazine.

  • Publisher of Northern California Visitors Guide.

  • Director of Denver United Way Voluntary Action Center.

  • Director of Volunteers for Denver Juvenile Court.

 

Laurie Daily-Johnston

Project Consultant for Humane Network and Teaching Assistant, University of the Pacific Animal Shelter Management Certificate program

  • Past President and Board Member at Humane Society of Stanislaus County.

  • Former Program Manager for community spay/neuter clinics and pet food pantry.

  • Former Board Member at Central California Flyball & Agility Association.

  • Former Director of Development and Adoption Coordinator at Animals at Risk Care Sanctuary

  • Founder of My Bull Heaven Pit Bull Advocacy, Resources & Rescue.

  • Former Domestic Violence Hotline Counselor at HAVEN Women’s Center.

  • Not-For-Profit Management Certification.

  • Lifesaving-Centered Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program from University of the Pacific

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