Alison manages the planning and production of on-site and online educational opportunities for the education department of Maddie’s Fund®. She came to Maddie's Fund from the field of television where, as an independent producer, she traveled the world capturing live concerts for PBS, documenting 2,000-year-old monuments in China, serializing Flemish classics for Dutch TV and crafting an array of Emmy award-winning programs. Along the way, she produced marketing videos for a variety of multinational corporations. She serves on the board of the Foundation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the organization that administers the Emmy awards. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Syracuse University. When her neighbor's kitten somersaulted into her home 21 years ago, Alison was immediately smitten. That prompted her to volunteer as a cat foster and socializer. The neighbors moved a year later, but Murphy the cat stayed and became Alison's greatest teacher of patience and unconditional love. She is a frequent foster caregiver and can't wait to offer one of those kitties a forever home.