Julie Castle is the CEO of Best Friends Animal Society

Leading the way to Save Them All

Meet Best Friends Animal Society's leadership team, including the chief officers, directors, and members of the board of directors. Best Friends Animal Society is focused on stopping the killing of dogs and cats in shelters all across America.

Members of the Board of Directors

Francis Battista, Co-Founder and Board Chair

Gregory Castle, Co-Founder and Board Member

Denise "Dee" Clark, Industry Professional & Board Member

Lynn Flanders, Industry Professional and Board Treasurer

Micarl “Mica” Hill, Industry Professional and Board Member

Abby Jones, Industry Professional, University Faculty and Board Member

Anne Mejia, Co-Founder and Board Secretary

Cyrus Mejia, Co-Founder and Board Member

Oke Mueller, Industry Professional and Board Member

Lona Williams, Industry Professional and Board Member

Chief Officers

Julie Castle, Chief Executive Officer

Joe Angelo, Chief People and Culture Officer

Judah Battista, Chief Sanctuary Officer

Sue Citro, Chief Experience Officer

Valerie Dorian, Chief Development Officer

Steve Howell, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Greta Palmer, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Marc Peralta, Chief Program Officer

Holly Sizemore, Chief Mission Officer

Amy Starnes, Chief Innovation Officer

Elise Traub, Chief External Affairs Officer and Chief of Staff