Conference Committee

Thank you to the committee!

Fundraising Track Chair
Judy Hunter
VP of Philanthropy & Communications,
Cleveland Animal Protective League
Industry Innovations Track Chair
Leilani Fratis
CEO
Placer SPCA
Internal & External Communications Track Chair
Beth Brookhouser, CAWA
VP of Marketing and Communications
SPCA Monterey County
Strategic Workforces Track Chair

Lily Yap, MBA
Division Manager
Grand Prairie Animal Services

Jennifer Barta, CAWA
Executive Director, Saving Grace

Meshia Burrell
Vice President of Human Resources, Anti-Cruelty

Jordan Craig
Executive Director, Spay Neuter Network

Victoria Cowper, CAWA

Darlene Duggan
Chief Operations Officer, Anti-Cruelty

Sasha Elliott, CAWA
Director of Operations, Greenhill Humane Society

Stephanie Filer
Executive Director, Shelter Animals Count

Dr. Josh Fisher CAWA, MHA
Director, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control

Alisa Gray
President & CEO, Kentucky Humane Society

Sarah Hock
Executive Director, Joint Animal Services

Alison Fotsch Kleibor, CAWA
President & CEO, Wisconsin Humane Society

Sarah Javier
President & CEO, Animal Protective Association of Missouri

Meredith Jones
Chief Community Initiatives Officer, Operation Kindness

Kay Joubert, CAWA
Director, Northern Tier Shelter Initiative, ASPCA

Julie Justman, CAWA
Vice President of Operations, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

Carol Lamar, CAWA, PHR
Executive Director, Purrfect Pals

Kristina Lamas, CFRE
Chief Philanthropy & Communications Officer, Pasadena Humane

Kelley Likes, CAWA
Vice President of Philanthropy, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

Joe Lisella, CAWA
Executive Director, Animal Protective Foundation

Stacey Price, CAWA, MBA
Director of Development & Marketing Dakin Humane Society

Howard Qualls, M Ed, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
EVP - Administration & Chief People Officer

Jessica Sale, CAWA
Senior Vice President & COO, San Diego Humane Society

Dr. Edward Schettino, CAWA
President & CEO, Animal Rescue League of Boston

Stacey Zeitlin
Vice President, Community Impact, San Diego Humane Society

How to Become a Member of the Committee for 2025

Interested in serving on The Conference Committee? The committee helps review speaking proposals, make recommendations on topics, and optionally serves as a "Speaker Buddy" onsite at the conference. The time committment is a few meetings plus a few hours of proposal reviews in Q1. Committees are formed in December.

To indicate your interest, please fill out this form and check the top box.